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 This day in History - October 16
405 Historic Events for October 16
1962

Manute Bol, NBA center (Golden State Warriors)

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1962

Laura Coenen, Neenah Wisc, team handball goalie (Olymp-1988, 92, 96)

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1962

Flea, [Michael Balzary], bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

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1962

Cuban missile crisis began as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba

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1963

Missy Hyatt, Atlanta Ga, wrestling manager (WCW, ECW)

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1963

2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral

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1963

NY newspaper "Mirror" last edition

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1964

Indians' directors vote to keep franchise in Cleveland, rejecting bids by Seattle, Oakland and Dallas

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1964

Brezhnev and Kosygin replace Khrushchev as head of Russia

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1964

China becomes world's 5th nuclear power

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1964

Harold Wilson's Labour party wins British election

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1964

Kay Cockerill, San Jose CA, LPGA golfer (1995 Friendly's Classic-32nd)

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1965

German Titov, Moscow Rus, NHL center (Calgary Flames, Oly-Silver-1998)

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1965

"Drat! - The Cat!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 8 perfs

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1965

Lisa Bonder, Columbus Ohio, tennis star

Birth
1965

Singer Leslie Uggams marries Grahame Pratt in NYC

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1966

Donovan Right, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

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1966

Gerhard Puschnik, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)

Birth
1966

Joean Baez and 123 other ani-draft protestors arrested in Oakland

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1967

WETK TV channel 33 in Burlington, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1967

WGNO TV channel 26 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1967

Joe Murphy, London, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks)

Birth
1967

Michael York, Australian field hockey fullback (Oly-silver-92, 96)

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1968

During Olympics Tommie Smith and John Carlos give black power salute

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1968

Randall Batinkoff, actor (For Keeps)

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