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 This day in History - December 16
356 Historic Events for December 16
1964

Gail Harris, Dewsbury England, actress (Virtual Desire)

Birth
1964

Evelyn Conley, SF Calif, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1989)

Birth
1964

Billy Ripken, Havre de Grace MD, 2nd baseman (Bal Orioles, Tx Rangers)

Birth
1964

Heike Drechsler, Gera German DR, sprinter (1988 world record)

Birth
1964

US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean

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1965

Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, becomes King of Tonga

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1965

Romallis Ellis, Wash DC, lightweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1988)

Birth
1965

Page Dunlap, Harrisonburg VA, LPGA golfer (1994 Atlanta Women's-8th)

Birth
1965

Moe Elewonibi, NFL/CFL tackle (Phila Eagles, BC Lions)

Birth
1965

Cynthia Lynne White, Okla City Okla, Miss Okla-America (1991-top 10)

Birth
1965

Chris Jones, Utica NY, outfielder (NY Mets)

Birth
1965

Brent Franklin, Barrie Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Japan Open-2nd)

Birth
1965

William Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91

Death
1965

Gemini 6 returns to Earth

Event
1965

Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit

Event
1966

Beatles release "Everywhere its Christmas" in UK

Event
1966

Clifford Robinson, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers)

Birth
1966

Jimi Hendrix Experience releases its 1st single, "Hey Joe," in the UK

Event
1967

Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila 76ers scores 68 points vs Chicago

Event
1967

Donovan Bailey, Manchester Jamaica, Canada 100m runner (Oly-2 gold-96)

Birth
1968

KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, WI begins broadcasting

Event
1968

Darryll Lewis, NFL cornerback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

Birth
1968

Wendy Doolan, Sydney Australia, LPGA golfer (1991 Brit Amat Champ-2nd)

Birth
1968

Paul Scherrer, actor (Children of Corn II, Free Spirit)

Birth
1969

"War is Over! If You Want It, Happy Christmas from John and Yoko" posters begin appearing

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