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 This day in History - June 16
386 Historic Events for June 16
1961

Discoverer 25 launched

Event
1961

Robbie Kerr, cricketer (Queensland opener 2 Tests for Australia 1985)

Birth
1962

Hans Rudolf Krik, Danish writer/critic (Vredens Sín), dies at 64

Death
1962

2 US army officers killed in Saigon

Event
1962

Caspar Weinberger (Sec of Def 1981-87), indicted on Iran-contra charge

Event
1963

J C Powys, writer, dies at 90

Death
1963

Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open

Event
1963

Mohsin Kamal, cricketer (Pakistani fast bowler 1984- )

Birth
1963

Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6

Event
1963

Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli PM

Event
1964

Amnesty granted to 3,000 political prisoners

Event
1964

Quake strikes Niigata Japan

Event
1965

J J Birden, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)

Birth
1965

Johannes Harisch, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)

Birth
1966

[Eric] Randy Barnes, Charleston WV, shot putter (Oly-silv/gold-88, 96)

Birth
1966

Jan Zelezny, Czech, javelin thrower (Olympics-2 gold-92, 96)

Birth
1966

"Rowan and Martin Show," debuts on NBC-TV

Event
1966

20th Tony Awards: Marat/Sade and Man of La Mancha win

Event
1967

50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival

Event
1968

68th US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill CC NY

Event
1968

Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic

Event
1968

Alton Montgomery, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)

Birth
1968

Matt Turk, NFL punter (Washington Redskins)

Birth
1968

Nehemiah Perry, cricketer (fine Jamaican off-spinner)

Birth
1968

Patrick Stuart, Hollywood Cal, actor (Will Cortlandt-All My Children)

Birth