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 This day in History - February 16
420 Historic Events for February 16
1950

David Denton, cricketer (England batsman in 11 Tests 1905-10), dies

Death
1950

Writers fail to elect anyone to Baseball's Hall of Fame

Event
1950

Longest-running prime-time game show, "What's My Line" begins on CBS

Event
1950

Peter Hain, British MP

Birth
1950

William Katt, LA Calif, actor (Greatest American Hero, 1st Love)

Birth
1951

SF City Hall dome fire

Event
1951

Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State), dies at 65

Death
1951

NYC passes bill prohibiting racism in city-assisted housing

Event
1952

Knut [Pedersen] Hamsun, Norwegian writer (Wanders, Nobel 1920), dies

Death
1952

Ian Craig makes NSW cricket debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record)

Event
1952

Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, 77, retires; Pirates retire his #33

Event
1953

George Martin, NFLer (NY Giants)

Birth
1953

Mike Ford, NYC, Canadian Tour golfer (1976 Port Jefferson Open)

Birth
1953

Andre St Lauren, NHLer

Birth
1954

Iain [Menzies] Banks, UK, sci-fi author (Wasp Factory)

Birth
1954

David Lombardo, rocker

Birth
1954

Michael Holding, cricket fast bowler (Whispering Death-Awesome for WI)

Birth
1954

WNEM TV channel 5 in Bay City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event
1955

Jeff Clayton, US jazz saxophonist/composer (Groove Shop)

Birth
1955

Guy Gallo, New Orleans LA, writer (Under the Volcano)

Birth
1955

George Martin, NFL defensive back (NY Giants)

Birth
1956

James Ingram, vocalist (On the Wings of Love)

Birth
1956

Britain abolishes death penalty

Event
1957

LeVar Burton, Landstuhl Germany, (Roots, Star Trek Next Generation)

Birth
1957

Leslie Hore-Belisha, [Lord Halifax], Brit min of Transport, dies at 63

Death