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 This day in History - December 16
356 Historic Events for December 16
1955

Carol M Browner, US Administrator (EPA)

Birth
1956

"Fanny" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances

Event
1958

Bart Oates, NFL center (NY Giants, SF 49ers)

Birth
1958

BogotĀ  warehouse fire kills 82

Event
1959

Alison La Placa, NJ, actress (Duet, Catherine-John Larroquette Show)

Birth
1959

Snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48

Event
1959

Steven Irvine, rock drummer (Lloyd Cole and The Commotions)

Birth
1960

"Wildcat" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 172 performances

Event
1960

TWA 266 and United 826 collide over Staten Island, kills 134

Event
1960

Anna Luther, silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk), dies at 63

Death
1961

Kelly Tough, Vancouver BC, playmate (Oct, 1981)

Birth
1961

Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano singer/primadonna, dies at 93

Death
1961

Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61

Death
1961

"Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC after 55 perfs

Event
1962

NY Giant YA Title sets NFL season touchdown pass record at 33 with 6 touchdowns vs Dallas (41-31)

Event
1962

Nepal gets constitution/becomes Constitutional Hindu Monarchy

Event
1962

David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" premieres

Event
1962

Jon Tenney, actor (Brooklyn South)

Birth
1962

Maruschka Detmers, Schoonebeek Holland, actress (Devil in the Flesh)

Birth
1962

Melanie Smith, Scranton Pa, actress (Emily-As the World Turns)

Birth
1962

William "The Refrigerator" Perry, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)

Birth
1963

Brian Clark, Brandon Man, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Morden Pro-Am)

Birth
1963

Silvio Diliberto, WLAF kicker (Amsterdam Admirals)

Birth
1963

Cathy Johnston-Forbes, High Point NC, LPGA golfer (1990 du Maurier)

Birth
1963

Benjamin Bratt, Calif, actor (Det Reynaldo Curtis-Law and Order)

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