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 This day in History - November 16
354 Historic Events for November 16
1953

Griff Rhys Jones, British humorist/actor (Morons From Outer Space)

Birth
1955

1st speed-boat to exceed 200 mph (322 kph) (D M Campbell)

Event
1955

Tomasz Arciszewski, Polish premier (1944-47), dies at 88

Death
1955

Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Yussuph V returns to Morocco

Event
1955

KLM orders 8 DC-8's

Event
1955

Johnny Cash made his 1st chart appearance with "Cry Cry Cry"

Event
1957

"Copper and Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 perfs

Event
1957

Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Phila 111-89

Event
1957

Okla's NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing to Notre Dame 7-0

Event
1957

Ed Gein butchers last victim

Event
1957

Frank Milton "Pete" Higgins II, VP (Microsoft Desktop)

Birth
1957

Cora Witherspoon, actress (Quality Street, Bank Dick), dies at 67

Death
1958

Johan W F Werumeus Buning, poet (...de boer h˜ ploegde voort), dies

Death
1958

Roberto Guerrero, Medelin Colombia, Indy racer (Rookie of Year 1984)

Birth
1958

Marg Helgenberger, North Bend Nebraska, actress (China Beach)

Birth
1958

Harry Rushakoff, rocker (Concrete Blonde)

Birth
1958

Warner Fabian, [S Adams], US author (Great American Fraud), dies at 87

Death
1959

"Sound of Music" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 1443 perfs

Event
1959

Corey Allen Pavin, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1995 US Open)

Birth
1959

Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silv-1988)

Birth
1960

Clark Gable, actor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59

Death
1960

NL batting champion Dick Groat wins MVP

Event
1961

Great Britain limits immigration from Commonwealth countries

Event
1961

Frank Bruno, British boxer (European champ)

Birth
1961

Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House for 17 years, dies at 79

Death