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 This day in History - October 16
405 Historic Events for October 16
1953

Fidel Castro sentenced to 15 years (Havana)

Event
1954

Friedrich Lbke, German politician, dies at 67

Death
1955

Ellen Dolan, Monticello IO, actress (Guiding Light, Margo Hughes-ATWT)

Birth
1956

William J Brennan Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice

Event
1956

"Love Me Tender" with Elvis Presley premieres

Event
1956

James H Newman, Trust Territory of Pacific, PhD/Astronaut (STS 51, 69)

Birth
1957

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia

Event
1957

USAF sends 2 aluminium bullets into space

Event
1958

Benjamin Britten's "Nocturne," premieres

Event
1958

Tim Robbins, West Covina CA, actor (Bull Durham, Shawshank Redemption)

Birth
1958

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1959

Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

Birth
1959

George C Marshall, US army general, dies at 78

Death
1960

Val Skinner, Hamilton MT, LPGA golfer (1995 Sprint Championship)

Birth
1960

Bob Mould, US singer/guitarist/songwriter (Hsker D)

Birth
1960

NL votes to admit Houston and NY to league

Event
1961

Billy Taylor, Monticello FL, pitcher (Oakland A's)

Birth
1961

Chris Doleman, defensive end (San Francisco 49ers)

Birth
1961

Wilfried Brookhuis, soccer player (NEC)

Birth
1962

NY Yankees appear in 12 and win 9 of last 14 World Series

Event
1962

Yanks (20th championship) beat SF Giants 4 games to 3 in World Series

Event
1962

Byron R White becomes a Supreme Court Justice

Event
1962

Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (Water and Dreams), dies at 78

Death
1962

KTXT TV channel 5 in Lubbock, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1962

Tamara McKinney, Lexington KY, slalom skier (Olympic-4th-1984)

Birth