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 This day in History - May 16
458 Historic Events for May 16
1949

William Newzam Prior Nicholson, painter/engraver, dies

Death
1950

Johannes Bednorz, German superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)

Birth
1950

Jock Bartley, rocker (Firefall)

Birth
1951

Jonathan Richman, rocker (Modern Lovers-New England, Egyptian Reggae)

Birth
1952

"New Faces (of 1952)" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 365 performances

Event
1952

Pierce Brosnan, County Meath Ire, actor (Remington Steele, Golden Eye)

Birth
1952

Alec Hearne, cricketer (scored 9 in Test for Eng v S Afr 1892), dies

Death
1953

Rick Rhoden, pitcher (NY Yankees)

Birth
1953

Phillies Curt Simmons gives up a single, then retires next 27 in a row

Event
1953

David Maclean, British minister of state

Birth
1953

Richard Page, LA Calif, rocker (Mr Mister)

Birth
1954

WGAN (now WGME) TV channel 13 in Portland, ME (CBS) 1st broadcast

Event
1954

Ted Williams gets 8 hits in 1st game (DH) since breaking collarbone

Event
1954

Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA National Capital Golf Open

Event
1954

[Dafydd] Rhys Williams, Saskatoon Canada, MD/astronaut (sk: STS 90)

Birth
1954

Werner Bischof, Swiss photographer, dies accidentally at 38

Death
1954

Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor (Vienna State Opera), dies at 61

Death
1954

Janet Maw, actress (Sparrow, King John, Mayor of Casterbridge)

Birth
1955

James Agee, US critic/writer (Death in Family), dies in NY

Death
1955

Ray Lindwall scores his 2nd Test Cricket century 118 at Bridgetown

Event
1955

King Baudouin of Belgium visits Congo

Event
1955

Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Don Cockell in SF

Event
1955

Olga Korbut, Grodno Belorussia, gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1972)

Birth
1955

Debra Winger, Columbus Oh, actress (Officer and Gentleman)

Birth
1955

Hazel O'Connor, Coventry England, singer/actress (Breaking Glass)

Birth