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 This day in History - August 16
378 Historic Events for August 16
1940

Bruce Beresford, Austral director (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies)

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1942

Premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow

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1942

John Meulendijks, Dutch cryptogram maker (People's Daily)

Birth
1943

1st Long Tom bombs on Italian mainland (from Sicily)

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1943

Pedro Chapp‚-Garc¡a, Havana, basketball player (Olympic-bronze-1972)

Birth
1943

Bulgarian czar Boris III visits Adolf Hitler

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1944

Roman Padlewski, composer, dies at 28

Death
1944

Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistan left-arm quick, 1 Test)

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1944

Dick Zimmer, (Rep-R-New Jersey)

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1944

2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise Normandy

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1944

US 15th Army corp reaches Eure, surrounds Dreux

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1944

Chartres freed

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1944

Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London

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1945

Suzanne Farrell, Cincinnati, ballerina (Don Quioxote)

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1945

Robert Balaban, Chicago, actor (Absence of Malice, Altered States)

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1945

Kevin Ayers, England, progressive rocker (Joy of a Toy)

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1945

Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, Merseyside, rock drummer (Easybeats)

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1945

Gary Loizzo, Chicago IL, rock guitarist (American Breed)

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1945

Bob Balaban, Chicago IL, actor/director (2010, Girlfriends)

Birth
1945

Nico Richter, composer, dies at 29

Death
1945

Takijiro Ohnishi, led Japanese kamikaze pilots (harakiri), dies

Death
1946

Lesley Ann Warren, NYC, actress (Cinderella, Mission Impossible)

Birth
1946

Great Calcutta blood bath - Moslem/Hindu riot (3-4,000 die)

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1946

Herman Harrell Horne, philosopher (idealism)

Death
1947

John Howard, (US), speed record (152.284 mph at Bonneville Flats, UT)

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