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 This day in History - October 16
405 Historic Events for October 16
1980

"Brigadoon" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 133 performances

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1980

China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC

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1980

Carl PM Romme, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (KVP), dies at 83

Death
1981

Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Trilogy," premieres in NYC

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1981

2nd Dutch govt of Van Agt resigns

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1981

Moshe Dayan, Israel's general/minister of Defense, dies at 66

Death
1981

Stanley Clements, actor (Boys' Prison, Army Bound, Hot News), dies

Death
1981

William Holden, actor (Casino Royale), dies at 63

Death
1982

Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini), dies at 67

Death
1982

Jacov Gotovac, composer, dies at 86

Death
1982

USSR performs underground nuclear test

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1982

Shultz warns US will withdraw from UN if they vote to exclude Israel

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1982

Mt Palomar Observatory 1st to detect Halley's comet on 13th return

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1982

Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins

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1983

George Liberace, violinist (Liberace Show), dies at 72

Death
1983

"Zorba" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 362 performances

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1983

25th Ryder Cup: US, 14«-13« at PGA National GC (Fla)

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1983

Balt Orioles beat Phila Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series

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1984

Peggy Ann Garner, actress (Ford Theater), dies at 53 of cancer

Death
1984

Desmond Tutu, black Anglican Bishop, wins Nobel Peace Prize

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1984

Baboon heart transplanted into a 15-day-old baby girl

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1984

Ken Carpenter, TV announcer (Lux Video Theater), dies at 84

Death
1985

Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip

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1985

KC Royals and St Louis Cardinals win their league championships

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1985

Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman and Jerome Karle

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