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 This day in History - August 16
378 Historic Events for August 16
1947

Carol Moseley-Braun, (Sen-D Illinois)

Birth
1947

Ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs

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1948

Babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53

Death
1948

Israeli pound becomes legal tender

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1948

Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem

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1948

Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)

Birth
1949

Margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48

Death
1949

Bill Spooner, rock guitarist/vocalist (Tubes)

Birth
1950

West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England

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1950

Jeff[rey R] Thomson, cricketer (great Aussie fast bowler 1972-85)

Birth
1950

Hasely Crawford, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)

Birth
1951

Louis Jouvet, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise), dies at 63

Death
1952

Mahes Goonatillake, cricketer (Sri Lankan keeper in their 1st 5 Tests)

Birth
1952

Reginald Veljohnson, actor (Carl Winslow-Family Matters, Die Hard)

Birth
1952

Gianna Rolandi, NYC, soprano (Der Rosenkavalier)

Birth
1953

Shah of Persia and princess Soraya flee to Baghdad and Rome

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1953

Nick Leyva, baseball manager (Phillies 1988-91)

Birth
1953

Kathie Lee Gifford, Paris Fla, hostess (Live with Regis and Kathie Lee)

Birth
1953

James Taylor, SC, rocker (Kool and The Gang-Joanna)

Birth
1953

KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins

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1953

Catlin O'Heaney, Whitefish Bay Wisc, actress (Snow White-Charmings)

Birth
1954

"Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing

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1954

200 pilgrims drown in Farahzad Iran rain storm flood

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1954

James Cameron, Kapuskasing Ontario, writer/dir (True Lies, Titanic)

Birth
1955

Fiat Motors orders 1st private atomic reactor

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