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 This day in History - October 16
405 Historic Events for October 16
1985

Challenger vehicle moves to launch pad for STS 61A mission

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1985

Claude Stroud, actor (Hobart-Ted Knight Show, Duke), dies at 78

Death
1986

C Wttewaall van Stoetwegen, CHU Member of Dutch parliament, dies at 85

Death
1986

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1986

Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist, dies at 65

Death
1986

Marie Osmond marries Brian Blosil

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1986

US govt closes down due to budget problems

Event
1986

Armand Hammer returns to US with Jewish refusenik David Goldfarb

Event
1986

"Raggedy Ann" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 5 performances

Event
1987

338,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)

Event
1987

Dow Jones for 1st time falls more than 100 pts (108.35)

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1987

Dana Suesse, songwriter (You Ought to be in Pictures), dies at 75

Death
1987

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1987

Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1987

Jessica McClure rescued 58 hrs after falling 22' into a well shaft

Event
1987

175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England

Event
1988

"Smile Jamaica" concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London

Event
1988

Orel Hirsheiser, 1st to pitch shutout in playoff and World Series

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1989

Jan Syse becomes premier of Norway

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1989

Bikenibau Paeniu installed as premier of Tuvalu

Event
1989

Cornel Wilde, actor (Saadia, Comic, Beach Red, Gargoyles), dies at 74

Death
1990

Art Blakey, jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers), dies of cancer at 71

Death
1990

US forces reach 200,000 in Persian Gulf

Event
1990

Reds beat A's 7-0, ending Oakland's 10-game post-season winning streak

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1990

Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat

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