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 This day in History - October 16
405 Historic Events for October 16
1972

Leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), dies at 80

Death
1972

Stephen O'Connor, Irish amateur snooker champ (1990)

Birth
1972

Kordell Stewart, NFL quarterback/wide receiver (Pitts Steelers)

Birth
1972

Darius Kasparaitis, Elektrenai Lit, NHL defenseman (Islanders, Pitts)

Birth
1973

Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta

Event
1973

Israeli tanks under Gen Sharon move through Suez Canal

Event
1973

Monks Heng Yo and Heng Ju, start 1000 mile SF to Seattle pilgrimage

Event
1973

Gene Krupa, US swing drummer (Sing Sing Sing), dies at 64

Death
1973

Kissinger and Le Duc Tho jointly awarded Nobel peace prize

Event
1974

Paul Kariya, Vancouver, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Oly-98)

Birth
1974

Jermaine Lewis, wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens)

Birth
1974

A's Ken Holtzman, who hasn't batted all season, belts 3rd inning home run in Game 4 and gets the win, 5-2

Event
1975

Jamila Wideman, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)

Birth
1975

Jacques Kallis, cricketer (S African Test all-rounder v England 1995)

Birth
1975

Kellie Martin, actress (Becca Thatcher-Life Goes On)

Birth
1976

Soyuz 23 returns to Earth

Event
1976

Toronto Maple Leaf Lanny McDonald scores a hat trick in 2 min 54 sec

Event
1977

Michael Balcon, producer, dies at 81

Death
1978

Dan Dailey, dancer/actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor and JJ), dies at 63

Death
1978

Nobel prize for economy awarded to Herbert A Simon

Event
1978

Abel Talamantez, Texas, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)

Birth
1978

Whitni Zimmerman, Miss New Mexico Teen USA (1996)

Birth
1978

Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected supreme pontiff-John Paul II

Event
1978

Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad

Event
1980

Jeremy Jackson, Newport Beach Calif, actor (Shout, Baywatch)

Birth