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 This day in History - March 16
355 Historic Events for March 16
1948

Margaret [Edith] Weis, US, sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)

Birth
1948

Michael Bruce, rocker/actor (Rudy-Rainbow Drive)

Birth
1949

KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1949

Victor Garber, Montr‚al Qu‚bec, actor (Days and Nights of Molly Dodd)

Birth
1949

Elliott Murphy, US singer/songwriter

Birth
1949

Bertha Knox Gilkey, welfare and tenament rights for urban women

Birth
1950

1st annual National Book Awards

Event
1951

Kate Nelligan, London Ontario, actress (Bethune, Eye of the Needle)

Birth
1951

Ritchie Teeter, rocker

Birth
1951

Ray Benson, Phila Pa, country singer (House of Blue Lights)

Birth
1952

Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

Event
1952

1870 mm rain in Cilaos, R‚union (world record)

Event
1953

AL rejects Bill Veeck's request to move St Louis Browns to Baltimore

Event
1954

Dav Whatmore, cricketer (Colombo Aust bat 1979, Sri Lanka coach 1995-)

Birth
1954

Jimmy Nail, singer/actor (Evita, Spender, Howling II)

Birth
1954

Hollis Stacy, Savannah Ga, LPGA golfer (US Open 1977, 78)

Birth
1954

Nancy Wilson, SF, rock guitarist (Heart-Never, What about Love)

Birth
1955

Josephine Kroesen appointed as 1st Dutch female judge

Event
1955

Mayhew Lake, composer, dies at 75

Death
1955

Isabelle Huppert, Paris France, actress (Cactus, Heaven's Gate)

Birth
1955

President Eisenhower upheld the use of atomic weapons in case of war

Event
1956

Ozzie Newsome, NFL tight end (Cleve Browns)

Birth
1956

Joseph John Richards, composer, dies at 77

Death
1956

US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins

Event
1956

US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright

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