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 This day in History - August 16
378 Historic Events for August 16
1956

Bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73

Death
1956

Adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate

Event
1956

Dominic Erban, French rugby international player

Birth
1956

Indians' Rocky Colavito hits his 1st grand slam, Cleveland 5, Tigers 4

Event
1956

Colleen Walker, Jacksonville FL, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda Champions)

Birth
1957

Tim Farriss, Australian pop guitarist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)

Birth
1958

Angela Bassett, NYC, actress (What's Love Got to Do With It)

Birth
1958

Jonathan Prince, Beverly Hills Pa, actor (Danny-Alice, Pray TV)

Birth
1958

Jose Luis, Clerc Argentina, tennis star

Birth
1958

Madonna, [Ciccone], Bay City Mich, singer/actress (Like a Virgin)

Birth
1958

Peter "Jeff" K Wisoff, Norfolk VA, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 68, 81/84)

Birth
1958

Paul Panzer, actor (Cat's Paw, Mildred Pierce), dies at 85

Death
1959

William "Bull" F Halsey, US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific), dies

Death
1959

Pedro Humberto Allende Sar¢n, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74

Death
1959

USSR introduces installment buying

Event
1959

Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open

Event
1960

Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies

Death
1960

Joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700')

Event
1960

Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus

Event
1960

Timothy Hutton, Malibu Calif, actor (Turk 182, Ordinary People)

Birth
1960

Republic of Congo (Zaire, Dem Rep of Congo) forms

Event
1961

250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin

Event
1961

Martin L King protests for black voting right in Miami

Event
1962

Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer

Event
1963

Independence is restored to Dominican Republic

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