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 This day in History - August 16
378 Historic Events for August 16
1920

Ray Chapman, of Indians is hit in head by Yanks' Carl Mays pitch; he dies next day, only major league fatality

Event
1920

J Norman Lockyer, English physicist (discovered helium in Sun), dies

Death
1921

Peter I Karadjordjevic, king of Serbia/Yugoslavia, dies [or 8/26]

Death
1922

Louis E Lomax, author

Birth
1922

ATandT radio station WBAY becomes WEAF (NYC)

Event
1923

Shimon Peres, Israeli Labor Party leader/prime minister

Birth
1923

Joe Hutton, northumbrian piper/shepherd

Birth
1924

Dutch-Turkish peace treaty signed

Event
1924

38th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla B Mallory (61 63)

Event
1924

Conference about German recovery payments opens in London

Event
1925

Fess Parker, Fort Worth Texas, actor (Davy Crockett, Old Yeller)

Birth
1927

1st HR hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago (NY Yankee Babe Ruth)

Event
1928

Ann Blyth, Mt Kisko NY, actress (Kismet, Mildred Pierce)

Birth
1928

Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican/US blues guitarist (Have Mercy)

Birth
1929

Bill Evans, US jazz pianist

Birth
1929

Frank Valentine Van der Stucken, composer, dies at 70

Death
1930

Robert Culp, Berkley Calif, actor (I Spy, Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice)

Birth
1930

Tony Trabert, tennis pro (1955 Wimbeldon)

Birth
1930

Marion A Trabert, tennis champ (US Open-1953)

Birth
1930

Frank Gifford, Calif, NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster

Birth
1930

Ted Hughes, England, poet laureate (1984- )

Birth
1932

Jon Lindbergh, 2nd son of aviator Charles Lindbergh

Birth
1932

Eydie Gorme, [Edithe Gormezano], Bronx NY, singer (Bossa Nova)

Birth
1933

Stuart A "Smokey" Roosa, Durango Colo, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 14)

Birth
1933

Reiner Kunze, writer

Birth