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 This day in History - August 16
378 Historic Events for August 16
1969

Carl Henkel, Torrance Calif, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1969

Ben Coates, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)

Birth
1969

Becky Delos Santos, Boston Mass, playmate (April, 1994)

Birth
1969

Woodstock rock festival begins in NY

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1970

Wilco Hellinga, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)

Birth
1970

Quinton McCracken, Wilmington NC, outfielder (Colorado Rockies)

Birth
1970

Lester Smith, CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts)

Birth
1970

Eric Swann, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)

Birth
1970

Dena Head, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)

Birth
1970

Adrian Hardy, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)

Birth
1970

52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK

Event
1970

Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cincinnati Golf Open

Event
1971

Willie Jackson, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Birth
1971

Troy Alexander, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

Birth
1971

Nigel Williams, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)

Birth
1971

Elsie Baker, actress (Ghosts of Hanley House), dies at 78

Death
1972

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1972

Philip Potter appointed sect-gen of World council of Churches

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1972

Morocco King Hassan II's B727 shot at

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1972

54th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich

Event
1972

John Barnes Chance, composer, dies at 39

Death
1972

Zach Wiegert, tackle (St Louis Rams)

Birth
1972

Eddie Goines, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)

Birth
1972

Michael Reed, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers)

Birth
1972

Michael Thornberry, Virginia Beach Va, team handball circle (Oly-1996)

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