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 This day in History - December 16
356 Historic Events for December 16
1988

Political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud

Event
1989

Lee Van Cleef, US actor (Good, Bad and Ugly), dies at 64

Death
1989

Aileen Pringle, actress (Age of Consent, Convicted, Night Parade), dies

Death
1989

Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (Death in Venice), dies at 59

Death
1989

Commencement of 1st Test Cricket play at Bellerive Oval, Hobart (v SL)

Event
1989

Geoff Marsh completes 355* for WA against South Australia

Event
1990

Jean-Bertrand Aristide elected pres of Haiti

Event
1990

KUSW, Salt Lake City Utah, final shortwave radio transmissions

Event
1990

Rev Jean Betrand Aristide elected president of Haiti

Event
1991

Fla Marlins sign their 1st player, 16 year old pitcher Clemente Nunez

Event
1991

UN reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote

Event
1991

Fred D Scott, actor (2 Gun Troubador), dies

Death
1992

Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch writer (Snow White), dies at 80

Death
1992

Rinus Terlouw, Dutch soccer player/trainer (Sparta), dies

Death
1993

Kakuei Tanaka, premier of Japan (1972-74), dies at 75

Death
1993

Bentri Seddik, Algerian court judge, murdered at 46

Death
1993

Ratu Penaia Ganilau, president of Fiji (1987-93), dies at 75

Death
1993

Moses Gunn, actor (Roots), dies of asthma at 64

Death
1993

Richard AFM Auwerda, Dutch journalist/writer (Volkskrant), dies at 68

Death
1993

"Red Shoes" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 5 performances

Event
1993

Shannen Doherty (Brenda) is fired from Beverly Hills 90210

Event
1994

Samuel Lipman, music critic, dies at 60

Death
1994

Mary Durack, poet, dies at 81

Death
1994

Davy Jones (Monkees), charged with DWI

Event
1995

Nina Verchinina, dancer choreographer/teacher, dies at 85

Death