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 This day in History - May 16
458 Historic Events for May 16
1944

Max Brand, [Frederick Schiller Faust], western author, dies

Death
1944

Billy Cobham, PanamĀ , jazz artist (Same Ole Love)

Birth
1944

George Ade, US novelist/playwright (Counsel Widow), dies at 78

Death
1944

Leone Sinigaglia, composer, dies at 75

Death
1944

1st of 180,000+ Hungarian Jews reach Auschwitz

Event
1944

Milt police attack gypsies

Event
1945

Violent battles around Sugar Loaf/Half Moon Okinawa

Event
1945

Brewster H Shaw Jr, Mich, Col USAF/astro (STS-9, STS 61B, STS-28)

Birth
1945

James Moran, (Rep-D-Virginia)

Birth
1945

Nicky Chinn, English songwriter/producer (Chinn and Chapman)

Birth
1946

Roger Earl, rocker (Foghat)

Birth
1946

Jessi B Wilson, Mississippi, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)

Birth
1946

Musical "Annie Get Your Gun," starring Ethel Merman premieres in NYC

Event
1947

Barbara Lee, US singer (Chiffons, He's So Fine)

Birth
1947

Rosie Barnes, MP

Birth
1947

Bill Smitrovich, actor (Crime Story, Miami Vice)

Birth
1948

Egyptians enter the Gaza

Event
1948

Israel issues its 1st postage stamps

Event
1948

George Polk, CBS news correspondant, body found

Event
1948

Chaim Weizmann elected 1st president of Israel

Event
1948

CBS news correspondent George Polk's body is found in Greece

Event
1948

Botvinnik wins 5-player tournament to determine world chess champion

Event
1949

Rick Reuschel, pitcher (NY Yankees)

Birth
1949

William Sputnik Spooner, rock guitarist (Grateful Dead, Tubes)

Birth
1949

Jimmy Hood, MP

Birth