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 This day in History - June 16
386 Historic Events for June 16
1981

Humphrey Keervelt, director (Suriname Planning Bureau), murdered

Death
1981

John S Knight, US newspaper magnate, dies at 86

Death
1982

Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners

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1982

John Honeyman-Scott, guitarist (Pretenders), overdoses on drugs

Death
1983

European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10

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1983

Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany

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1983

USSR party leader Yuri Andropov elected president

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1983

Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal

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1983

Pope John Paul II visits Poland

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1984

Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)

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1984

Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race

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1985

85th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills CC Mich

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1985

Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

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1985

T C Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of US Open

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1985

Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58'11«") in Indianapolis quadruple bogies 5th hole and never recovers

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1986

1 day general strike in South Africa

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1987

Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens

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1987

Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him

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1987

Henk H Badings, mine engineer/composer (Orestes, Ka‹n), dies at 80

Death
1988

Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home

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1988

In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins

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1989

Funeral for Imre Nagg, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956

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1989

"Ghostbusters II" premieres

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1989

Only 17 hole-in-ones recorded since US open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate and Price)

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1990

Nelson and Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam

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