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 This day in History - July 16
387 Historic Events for July 16
1950

Single day 16 team HR record set at 37 (NL-25, AL-12)

Event
1951

Lorraine Chase, actress/model (Lame Ducks, Love and Bullets)

Birth
1951

Esther M Friesner[-Stutzman], US, sci-fi author (Witchwood Cradle)

Birth
1951

1st Dutchman to win Tour de France (Wim Van Est)

Event
1951

King Leopold III, of Belgium, abdicates

Event
1951

Len Hutton scores his 100th 100, Yorks v Surrey at The Oval

Event
1951

Novel "Catcher in Rye" by JD Salinger published

Event
1952

Phillip Carrick, cricketer

Birth
1952

Stewart Copeland, Alexandria Egypt, drummer (Police-Roxanne)

Birth
1953

Philece Sampler, San Angelo, Tx, actress (Donna Love-Another World)

Birth
1953

Mickey Rourke, boxer/actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly)

Birth
1953

KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, MN (NBC) 1st broadcast

Event
1953

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, author (Path to Rome), dies at 82

Death
1955

"Golden Horseshoe Revue" 1st of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland

Event
1955

Jean de Merode, [Marie-Louise Courtenay], Belgian princess, dies at 81

Death
1956

Detroit Tigers and Briggs Stadium sold for then record $5.5 million

Event
1956

Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division-Transmission)

Birth
1956

Last Ringling Bros, Barnum and Bailey Circus under a canvas tent

Event
1956

King Faisal of Iraq begins visit to England

Event
1956

Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes part of Russian SFSR

Event
1957

Alan Donnelly, MP (Labour)

Birth
1957

Wlodi Smolarek, soccer player (FC Utrecht)

Birth
1957

Marine Maj John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (03:28:08)

Event
1958

Michael Flatley, Chicago Ill, Irish choreographer (Lord of Dance)

Birth
1959

Gary Anderson, NFL kickerk (Phila Eagles)

Birth