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 This day in History - August 16
378 Historic Events for August 16
1933

Jan van Ginkel, graphic artist/publisher (Perscombinatie)

Birth
1934

US explorer William Beebe descends 3,028' (923 m) in Bathysphere

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1934

US ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915)

Event
1934

Ed van Thijn, (Jewish) Dutch foreign min/mayor (Amsterdam, 1983-94)

Birth
1934

John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)

Birth
1934

Sam Trimble, cricketer (Queensland bat, 12th man for Aust, no Test)

Birth
1934

Ketty Lester, [Revoyda Frierson], US singer/actress (Love Letters)

Birth
1934

Diana Wynne Jones, UK, sci-fi author (Drowned Ammet, Witch Week)

Birth
1935

Julie Newmar, Hollywood Calif, actress (Catwoman-Batman, Living Doll)

Birth
1935

Betsy von Furstenberg, Nelheim Ger, actress (Machine Calls it Murder)

Birth
1936

Gary Clarke, LA Calif, actor (Hondo, Virginian, Michael Shayne)

Birth
1936

11th Olympic games closes in Berlin

Event
1936

Anita Gillette, Balt Md, actress (Quincy ME, Marathon, Moonstruck)

Birth
1937

Lorraine Gary, NYC, actress (Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 4)

Birth
1937

David Behrman, composer

Birth
1938

Andr s Balcz¢, Hungary, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1972)

Birth
1938

Robert Johnson, US Delta-blues singer/guitarist, poisoned at 27

Death
1938

Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russia, cosmonaut

Birth
1939

Ron Oxenham, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia, 14 wickets), dies

Death
1939

Wim Meijer, Dutch MP (PvdA)

Birth
1939

Valeri V Ryumin, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32)

Birth
1939

Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)

Birth
1940

45 German aircrafts shot down over England

Event
1940

Henri Desgrange, French cyclist/founder (Tour de France), dies at 75

Death
1940

Billy Fiske, US RAF-pilot/2nd lieutenant, dies of injuries

Death