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 This day in History - May 16
458 Historic Events for May 16
1955

Jack Morris, St Paul Minn, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)

Birth
1955

Rocky Marciano TKOs Don Cockell in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

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1956

Egypt recognizes People's Republic of China

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1956

Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Monte Bello Is Australia

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1956

Kraft Theater presents an act from "Profiles in Courage"

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1956

Laker takes 10-88 for Surrey v Australians at the Oval

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1957

Joan Benoit Samuelson, Cape Elizabeth ME, marathoner (Oly-gold-1984)

Birth
1957

Yanks involved in Copacabana Incident, leads to Billy Martin trade

Event
1957

US launches its 3rd atomic submarine, USS Skate, at Groton Conn

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1957

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Invicti Athletae

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1957

Maj Irwin, USAAF flies a Lockheed Starfight to a record 1,404.18 MPH

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1958

Glenn Gregory, rock vocalist (Heeaven 17-Electric Dreams)

Birth
1958

Jeroom Verten [Jozef F Vermetten], Flemish playwright, dies at 49

Death
1958

Walter Irwin flies 2,259 KPH in F-104A Starfighter

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1958

Eli Beeding experiences 83 g deceleration on a rocket sled, New Mex

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1959

WTOM TV channel 4 in Cheboygan, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1959

Joe Cook, Stage comedian, dies at 69

Death
1959

85th Preakness: William Harmatz aboard Royal Orbit wins in 1:57

Event
1959

Mare Winningham, Phoenix Az, actress (St Elmo's Fire, Turner and Hooch)

Birth
1959

Ty Armstrong, Waxahachie TX, Nike golfer (1993 Anheuser-Busch-19th)

Birth
1959

Bob Patterson, Jacksonville FL, pitcher (Chic Cubs)

Birth
1960

Anne Parillaud, Paris France, actress (Subway, Nikita, Innocent Blood)

Birth
1960

Big 4 summit in Paris collapses as USSR levels spy charges against US

Event
1961

Nina Arvesen, White Plains NY, actress (Cassandra-Young and Restless)

Birth
1961

13rd Emmy Awards: Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr and Barbara Stanwyck

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