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16th of August 1513 EVENT Battle of Guinegate (Battle of the Spurs) : King Henry VIII of England defeats French Forces who are then forced to retreat.
16th of August 1777 EVENT American Revolutionary War: The Americans led by General John Stark rout British and Brunswick troops under Friedrich Baum at the Battle of Bennington in Walloomsac, New York.
16th of August 1780 EVENT American Revolutionary War: Battle of Camden : The British defeat the Americans near Camden, South Carolina.
16th of August 1792 EVENT Maximilien Robespierre presents the petition of the Commune of Paris to the Legislative Assembly, which demanded the formation of a revolutionary tribunal.
16th of August 1812 EVENT War of 1812: American General William Hull surrenders Fort Detroit without a fight to the British Army.
16th of August 1819 EVENT Seventeen people die and over 600 are injured in cavalry charges at a public meeting at St. Peter's Field, Manchester, England.
16th of August 1841 EVENT U.S. President John Tyler vetoes a bill which called for the re-establishment of the Second Bank of the United States. Enraged Whig Party members riot outside the White House in the most violent demonstration on White House grounds in U.S. history.
16th of August 1858 EVENT U.S. President James Buchanan inaugurates the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. However, a weak signal forces a shutdown of the service in a few weeks.
16th of August 1859 EVENT The Tuscan National Assembly formally deposes the House of Habsburg-Lorraine.
16th of August 1865 EVENT Restoration Day in the Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic regains its independence after 4 years of fighting against the Spanish Annexation.
16th of August 1868 EVENT Arica, Peru (now Chile) is devastated by a tsunami that follows a magnitude 8.5 earthquake in the Peru-Chile Trench off the coast. The earthquake and tsunami kill an estimated 25,000 people in Arica and perhaps 70,000 people in all.
16th of August 1869 EVENT Battle of Acosta Nu: A Paraguayan battalion made up of children is massacred by the Brazilian Army during the War of the Triple Alliance.
16th of August 1870 EVENT Franco-Prussian War: The Battle of Mars-La-Tour is fought, resulting in a Prussian victory.
16th of August 1896 EVENT Skookum Jim Mason, George Carmack and Dawson Charlie discover gold in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush.
16th of August 1913 EVENT Tohoku Imperial University of Japan (modern day Tohoku University) admits its first female students.
16th of August 1913 EVENT Completion of the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary.
16th of August 1914 EVENT World War I: Battle of Cer begins.
16th of August 1920 EVENT Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians is hit on the head by a fastball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees, and dies early the next day. To date, Chapman is the second player to die from injuries sustained in a Major League Baseball game, the first being Doc Powers in 1909.
16th of August 1920 EVENT The congress of the Communist Party of Bukhara opens. The congress would call for armed revolution.
16th of August 1929 EVENT The 1929 Palestine riots break out in the British Mandate of Palestine between Arabs and Jews and continue until the end of the month. In total, 133 Jews and 116 Arabs are killed.
16th of August 1930 EVENT The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks.
16th of August 1940 EVENT World War II: The Communist Party is banned in German-occupied Norway.
16th of August 1941 EVENT HMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England.
16th of August 1942 EVENT World War II: The two-person crew of the U.S. naval blimp L-8 disappears without a trace on a routine anti-submarine patrol over the Pacific Ocean. The blimp drifts without her crew and crash-lands in Daly City, California.
16th of August 1944 EVENT First flight of the Junkers Ju 287.
16th of August 1945 EVENT An assassination attempt is made on Japan's prime minister, Kantaro Suzuki.
16th of August 1945 EVENT Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, is captured by Soviet troops.
16th of August 1954 EVENT The first edition of Sports Illustrated is published.
16th of August 1960 EVENT Cyprus gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
16th of August 1960 EVENT Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over New Mexico at 102,800 feet (31,300 m), setting three records that still stand today: High-altitude jump, free-fall, and highest speed by a human without an aircraft.
16th of August 1964 EVENT Vietnam War: A coup d'etat replaces Duong Van Minh with General Nguyen Khanh as President of South Vietnam. A new constitution is established with aid from the U.S. Embassy.
16th of August 1966 EVENT Vietnam War: The House Un-American Activities Committee begins investigations of Americans who have aided the Viet Cong. The committee intends to introduce legislation making these activities illegal. Anti-war demonstrators disrupt the meeting and 50 people are arrested.
16th of August 1972 EVENT In an unsuccessful coup d'etat attempt, the Royal Moroccan Air Force fires upon Hassan II of Morocco's plane while he is traveling back to Rabat.
16th of August 1989 EVENT A solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto's stock market.
16th of August 1992 EVENT In response to an appeal by President Fernando Collor de Mello to wear green and yellow as a way to show support for him, thousands of Brazilians take to the streets dressed in black.
16th of August 1355 BIRTHDAY Countess Philippa Plantagenet of Ulster (d. 1382)
16th of August 1378 BIRTHDAY Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425)
16th of August 1401 BIRTHDAY Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436)
16th of August 1557 BIRTHDAY Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602)
16th of August 1573 BIRTHDAY Queen Anna of Austria of Poland (d. 1598)
16th of August 1596 BIRTHDAY Frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632)
16th of August 1637 BIRTHDAY Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and poet (d. 1706)
16th of August 1645 BIRTHDAY Jean de La Bruyere, French writer (d. 1696)
16th of August 1650 BIRTHDAY Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian cartographer and encylopedist (d. 1718)
16th of August 1682 BIRTHDAY Louis, duc de Bourgogne, dauphine of France (d. 1712)
16th of August 1761 BIRTHDAY Yevstigney Fomin, Russian composer (d. 1800)
16th of August 1815 BIRTHDAY John Bosco, Italian priest and educator (d. 1888)
16th of August 1820 BIRTHDAY Andrew Rainsford Wetmore, Canadian politician (d. 1892)
16th of August 1831 BIRTHDAY John Jones Ross, Quebec politician (d. 1901)
16th of August 1832 BIRTHDAY Wilhelm Wundt, German psychologist (d. 1920)
16th of August 1842 BIRTHDAY Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (d. 1922)
16th of August 1845 BIRTHDAY Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1921)
16th of August 1856 BIRTHDAY Aparicio Saravia, Uruguayan politician and military leader (d. 1904)
16th of August 1858 BIRTHDAY Arthur Achleitner, German writer (d. 1927)
16th of August 1860 BIRTHDAY Martin Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke, England cricketer (d. 1938)
16th of August 1860 BIRTHDAY Jules Laforgue, French poet (d. 1887)
16th of August 1862 BIRTHDAY Amos Alonzo Stagg, American coach (d. 1965)
16th of August 1868 BIRTHDAY Bernarr McFadden, American publisher (d. 1955)
16th of August 1876 BIRTHDAY Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator (d. 1942)
16th of August 1876 BIRTHDAY Julian Ashby Burruss, American academic (d. 1947)
16th of August 1882 BIRTHDAY Christian Mortensen, Danish-born American supercentenarian (d. 1998)
16th of August 1884 BIRTHDAY Hugo Gernsback, Luxembourg-born editor and publisher (d. 1967)
16th of August 1888 BIRTHDAY T. E. Lawrence, English writer and soldier (d. 1935)
16th of August 1888 BIRTHDAY Armand J. Piron, American musician (d. 1943)
16th of August 1892 BIRTHDAY Otto Messmer, American cartoonist (d. 1983)
16th of August 1894 BIRTHDAY George Meany, American labor union leader (d. 1980)
16th of August 1895 BIRTHDAY Liane Haid, Austrian actress (d. 2000)
16th of August 1895 BIRTHDAY Albert Cohen, Swiss novelist (d. 1981)
16th of August 1902 BIRTHDAY Georgette Heyer, English novelist (d. 1974)
16th of August 1904 BIRTHDAY Wendell Meredith Stanley, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
16th of August 1908 BIRTHDAY William Keepers Maxwell, Jr., American novelist and editor (d. 2000)
16th of August 1908 BIRTHDAY Orlando Cole, American classical cellist and educator (d. 2010)
16th of August 1911 BIRTHDAY E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (d. 1977)
16th of August 1912 BIRTHDAY Ted Drake, English footballer (d. 1995)
16th of August 1913 BIRTHDAY Menachem Begin, Israeli statesman, Nobel laureate (d. 1992)
16th of August 1915 BIRTHDAY Al Hibbler, American singer (d. 2001)
16th of August 1916 BIRTHDAY Iggy Katona, American race car driver (d. 2003)
16th of August 1920 BIRTHDAY Charles Bukowski, American poet (d. 1994)
16th of August 1922 BIRTHDAY Ernie Freeman, American pianist and arranger (d. 2001)
16th of August 1923 BIRTHDAY Millor Fernandes, Brazilian playwright
16th of August 1924 BIRTHDAY Fess Parker, American actor (d. 2010)
16th of August 1924 BIRTHDAY Inez Voyce, American female baseball player
16th of August 1925 BIRTHDAY Willie Jones, American baseball player (d. 1983)
16th of August 1928 BIRTHDAY Ann Blyth, American actress
16th of August 1929 BIRTHDAY Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003)
16th of August 1929 BIRTHDAY Bill Evans, American jazz pianist (d. 1980)
16th of August 1929 BIRTHDAY Wyatt Tee Walker, American civil rights activist
16th of August 1929 BIRTHDAY Fritz Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
16th of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Robert Culp, American actor (d. 2010)
16th of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Frank Gifford, American football player and announcer
16th of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Tony Trabert, American former tennis player
16th of August 1931 BIRTHDAY Eydie Gorme, American singer
16th of August 1933 BIRTHDAY Julie Newmar, American actress
16th of August 1933 BIRTHDAY Stuart Roosa, American astronaut (d. 1994)
16th of August 1934 BIRTHDAY Pierre Richard, French actor
16th of August 1934 BIRTHDAY Diana Wynne Jones, British author (d. 2011)
16th of August 1934 BIRTHDAY Ketty Lester, American singer
16th of August 1935 BIRTHDAY Cliff Fletcher, Canadian National Hockey League executive
16th of August 1935 BIRTHDAY Andreas Stamatiadis, Greek footballer and coach
16th of August 1937 BIRTHDAY David Anderson, Canadian politician
16th of August 1939 BIRTHDAY Sir Trevor Mcdonald, Trinidadian-born British television newsreader
16th of August 1939 BIRTHDAY Sean Brady, Cardinal-Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland
16th of August 1940 BIRTHDAY John Craven, English journalist and television presenter
16th of August 1940 BIRTHDAY Bruce Beresford, Australian film director
16th of August 1941 BIRTHDAY Theoneste Bagosora, Rwandan army officer and alleged war criminal
16th of August 1942 BIRTHDAY Barbara George, American singer and songwriter (d. 2006)
16th of August 1943 BIRTHDAY Sharon Baird, American actress and tap dancer
16th of August 1943 BIRTHDAY Woody Peoples, American football player (d. 2010)
16th of August 1945 BIRTHDAY Suzanne Farrell, American ballet dancer
16th of August 1946 BIRTHDAY Massoud Barzani, Iraqi Kurdish politician
16th of August 1946 BIRTHDAY Lesley Ann Warren, American actress
16th of August 1946 BIRTHDAY Dick Murdoch, American professional wrestler (d. 1996)
16th of August 1947 BIRTHDAY Katharine Hamnett, English fashion designer
16th of August 1947 BIRTHDAY Marc Messier, Canadian actor
16th of August 1947 BIRTHDAY Carol Moseley Braun, American politician and lawyer
16th of August 1948 BIRTHDAY Mike Jorgensen, American baseball player
16th of August 1948 BIRTHDAY Pierre Reid, Canadian politician and teacher
16th of August 1948 BIRTHDAY Barry Hay, Indian-born Dutch singer (Golden Earring)
16th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Barbara Goodson, American voice actress
16th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Scott Asheton, American musician (The Stooges)
16th of August 1950 BIRTHDAY Marshall Manesh, Iranian-born American actor
16th of August 1950 BIRTHDAY Stockwell Day, Canadian politician
16th of August 1950 BIRTHDAY Hasely Crawford, Trinidadian athlete
16th of August 1950 BIRTHDAY Jeff Thomson, Australian cricketer
16th of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Richard Hunt, American puppeteer (d. 1992)
16th of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Umaru Yar'Adua, Nigerian politician
16th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Reginald VelJohnson, American actor
16th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Mahes Goonatilleke, Sri Lankan cricketer
16th of August 1953 BIRTHDAY Kathie Lee Gifford, American singer and actress
16th of August 1953 BIRTHDAY James "J.T." Taylor, American singer (Kool & The Gang)
16th of August 1954 BIRTHDAY George Galloway, British politician
16th of August 1954 BIRTHDAY James Cameron, Canadian film director
16th of August 1956 BIRTHDAY Daniel Willems, Belgian cyclist
16th of August 1957 BIRTHDAY Randhir Singh, Indian cricketer
16th of August 1957 BIRTHDAY Tim Farriss, Australian musician (INXS)
16th of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Jose Luis Clerc, Argentine tennis player
16th of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Angela Bassett, American actress
16th of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Michael Harkin, American anthropologist
16th of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Oscar Collodo, Swiss-born Italian rugby player and coach
16th of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Madonna, American singer and actress
16th of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Laura Innes, American actress
16th of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Marc Sergeant, Belgian cyclist
16th of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Timothy Hutton, American actor
16th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Christian Okoye, American football player
16th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Michaela Dornonville de la Cour, Swedish singer (Army of Lovers)
16th of August 1962 BIRTHDAY Steve Carell, American actor and comedian
16th of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Christine Cavanaugh, American voice actress
16th of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Arias, American tennis player
16th of August 1966 BIRTHDAY Barry Lather, American choreographer, musician and actor
16th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Pamela Smart, American convicted murderess
16th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Ulrika Jonsson, Swedish television personality
16th of August 1968 BIRTHDAY Mateja Svet, Slovenian alpine skier
16th of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Andy Milder, American voice actor
16th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Bonnie Bernstein, American sportscaster
16th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist (d. 1995)
16th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Killah Priest, American rapper
16th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Manisha Koirala, Nepalese Bollywood actress
16th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor
16th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Rulon Gardner, American Greco-Roman wrestler
16th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Stefan Klos, German footballer
16th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Emily Robison, American country singer (Dixie Chicks)
16th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer
16th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Frankie Boyle, Scottish comedian
16th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY George Stroumboulopoulos, Canadian television and radio personality
16th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Damian Jackson, American baseball player
16th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Roger Cedeno, Venezuelan baseball player
16th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Guyanese cricketer
16th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Krisztina Egerszegi, Hungarian swimmer
16th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Ivan Hurtado, Ecuadorian footballer
16th of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Didier Agathe, French footballer
16th of August 1975 BIRTHDAY George Stults, American actor
16th of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Pantelis Konstantinidis, Greek footballer
16th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Jonatan Johansson, Finnish footballer
16th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Tiina Kankaanpaa, Finnish discus thrower
16th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Dave Ockun, American concert producer
16th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Tamer Hosny, Egyptian singer/actor
16th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Fu Mingxia, Chinese female diver
16th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Eddie Gill, American basketball player
16th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Thalia Pellegrini, British children's TV presenter
16th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Monder Rizki, Belgian athlete
16th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Paul Gallacher, Scottish football player
16th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Vanessa Carlton, American singer/songwriter
16th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Emerson, Brazilian footballer
16th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Raniere, Brazilian footballer
16th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Piet Rooijakkers, Dutch professional bicyclist
16th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Robert Hardy, English musician (Franz Ferdinand)
16th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Hwangbo, Korean singer/rapper
16th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan footballer
16th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Denis Gremelmayr, German male tennis player
16th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Taylor Rain, American pornographic actress
16th of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Joleon Lescott, English footballer
16th of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Tomohiro Ito, Japanese sprinter
16th of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Cam Gigandet, American actor
16th of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Colt Brennan, American football player
16th of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Nikos Zisis, Greek basketball player
16th of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Colin Griffiths, English TV presenter and DJ
16th of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Candice Dupree, American basketball player
16th of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Matteo Anesi, Italian speed skater
16th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Agnes Bruckner, American actress
16th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Yu Darvish, Japanese baseball player
16th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Kim Oh-Sung, South Korean footballer
16th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Shawn Pyfrom, American actor
16th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Chris Reynolds, Welsh DJ
16th of August 1987 BIRTHDAY Carey Price, Canadian Hockey Player
16th of August 1987 BIRTHDAY Kyal Marsh, Australian actor
16th of August 1987 BIRTHDAY Evan Berger, Australian footballer
16th of August 1988 BIRTHDAY Kevin Schmidt, American actor
16th of August 1988 BIRTHDAY Rumer Willis, American actress
16th of August 1989 BIRTHDAY Wang Hao, Chinese athlete
16th of August 1989 BIRTHDAY Charlotte Gurr, British female footballer
16th of August 1991 BIRTHDAY Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Canadian actress
16th of August 1991 BIRTHDAY Evanna Lynch, Irish actress
16th of August 1991 BIRTHDAY G.E.M., Hong Kong singer
16th of August 1992 BIRTHDAY Islam Dzhabrailov, Russian footballer
16th of August 1997 BIRTHDAY Greyson Chance, American singer
16th of August 1027 DEATH Giorgi I, King of Georgia (Born 998)
16th of August 1297 DEATH John II of Trebizond (Born 1262)
16th of August 1327 DEATH Roch, French saint (Born 1295)
16th of August 1358 DEATH Duke Albert II of Austria (Born 1298)
16th of August 1419 DEATH Wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (Born 1361)
16th of August 1443 DEATH Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (Born 1434)
16th of August 1445 DEATH Margaret of Scotland, consort of Louis XI (Born 1424)
16th of August 1518 DEATH Loyset Compere, French composer (Born circa 1445)
16th of August 1532 DEATH John, Elector of Saxony (Born 1468)
16th of August 1661 DEATH Thomas Fuller, English churchman and historian (Born 1608)
16th of August 1678 DEATH Andrew Marvell, English poet (Born 1621)
16th of August 1705 DEATH Jakob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and scientist (Born 1654)
16th of August 1733 DEATH Matthew Tindal, English deist (Born 1657)
16th of August 1791 DEATH Charles-Francois de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec, French soldier and diplomat (Born 1719)
16th of August 1836 DEATH Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (Born 1755)
16th of August 1855 DEATH Henry Colburn, British publisher (Born ?)
16th of August 1886 DEATH Sri Ramakrishna, Bengali saint, guru of Swami Vivekananda (Born 1836)
16th of August 1888 DEATH John Pemberton, American druggist and inventor of Coca-Cola (Born 1831)
16th of August 1893 DEATH Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (Born 1825)
16th of August 1899 DEATH Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, German chemist (Born 1811)
16th of August 1900 DEATH Eca de Queiroz, Portuguese writer (Born 1845)
16th of August 1907 DEATH James Hector, Scottish geologist (Born 1834)
16th of August 1921 DEATH King Peter I of Serbia (Born 1844)
16th of August 1938 DEATH Robert Johnson, American blues singer and guitarist (Born 1911)
16th of August 1938 DEATH Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and priest (Born 1864)
16th of August 1948 DEATH Babe Ruth, American baseball player (Born 1895)
16th of August 1949 DEATH Margaret Mitchell, American novelist (Born 1900)
16th of August 1951 DEATH Louis Jouvet, French actor and producer (Born 1887)
16th of August 1952 DEATH Lydia Field Emmet, American painter (Born 1866)
16th of August 1956 DEATH Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor (Born 1882)
16th of August 1957 DEATH Irving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (Born 1881)
16th of August 1959 DEATH William Halsey Jr., American Navy Admiral (Born 1882)
16th of August 1959 DEATH Wanda Landowska, Polish harpsichordist (Born 1879)
16th of August 1961 DEATH Maulvi Abdul Haq, Indian educator and linguist, Father of Modern Urdu (Born 1870)
16th of August 1971 DEATH Spyros Skouras, Greek-born American movie executive, chairman of the Twentieth Century Fox (Born 1893)
16th of August 1972 DEATH Pierre Brasseur, French actor (Born 1905)
16th of August 1973 DEATH Selman Waksman, Ukrainian-born American biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (Born 1888)
16th of August 1975 DEATH Vladimir Kuts, Ukrainian-born Soviet distance runner (Born 1927)
16th of August 1977 DEATH Elvis Presley, American singer, actor, and guitarist (Born1935)
16th of August 1978 DEATH Jean Acker, American silent film actress (Born 1893)
16th of August 1978 DEATH Alidius Stachouwer, Dutch lawyer and politician (Born 1888)
16th of August 1979 DEATH John Diefenbaker, Canadian politician and 13th Prime Minister of Canada (Born 1895)
16th of August 1983 DEATH Earl Averill, American baseball player (Born 1902)
16th of August 1986 DEATH Jaime Saenz, Bolivian poet and novelist, and short story writer (Born 1921)
16th of August 1989 DEATH Amanda Blake, American actress (Born 1929)
16th of August 1990 DEATH Pat O'Connor, New Zealand professional wrestler (Born 1925)
16th of August 1991 DEATH Luigi Zampa, Italian film director (Born 1905)
16th of August 1992 DEATH Mark Heard, American singer-songwriter (Born 1951)
16th of August 1993 DEATH Stewart Granger, British film actor (Born 1913)
16th of August 1995 DEATH J.P. McCarthy, American radio personality (Born 1933)
16th of August 1997 DEATH Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani musician & singer (Born 1948)
16th of August 1997 DEATH Gerard McLarnon, Irish playwright and actor (Born 1915)
16th of August 1999 DEATH Pee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (Born 1914)
16th of August 2002 DEATH Jeff Corey, American actor (Born 1914)
16th of August 2002 DEATH John Roseboro, American baseball player and coach (Born 1933)
16th of August 2002 DEATH Abu Nidal, Palestinian political leader (Born 1937)
16th of August 2003 DEATH Idi Amin, Ugandan dictator (Born 1928)
16th of August 2004 DEATH Carl Mydans, American photographer (Born 1907)
16th of August 2004 DEATH Robert Quiroga, American boxer (Born 1969)
16th of August 2004 DEATH Ivan Hlinka, Czech ice hockey coach (Born 1950)
16th of August 2005 DEATH Joe Ranft, American animator (Born 1960)
16th of August 2005 DEATH Frere Roger, Swiss monk and mystic (Born 1915)
16th of August 2005 DEATH William Corlett, English children's author (Born 1938)
16th of August 2005 DEATH Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (Born 1943)
16th of August 2005 DEATH Tonino Delli Colli, Italian cinematographer (Born 1922)
16th of August 2005 DEATH Vassar Clements, American musician (Born 1928)
16th of August 2006 DEATH Alex Buzo, Australian playwright and author (Born 1944)
16th of August 2006 DEATH Herschel Green, American pilot (Born 1920)
16th of August 2006 DEATH Alfredo Stroessner, Paraguayan politician and President of Paraguay (Born 1912)
16th of August 2006 DEATH Jon Nodtveidt, Swedish musician (Born 1975)
16th of August 2007 DEATH Bahaedin Adab, Iranian politician (Born 1945)
16th of August 2007 DEATH Max Roach, American percussionist, drummer, and composer (Born 1924)
16th of August 2007 DEATH Dewey Robertson, Canadian professional wrestler (Born 1939)
16th of August 2008 DEATH Ronnie Drew, Irish singer (The Dubliners) (Born 1934)
16th of August 2008 DEATH Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian singer and songwriter (Born 1914)
16th of August 2008 DEATH Elena Leusteanu, Romanian gymnast and Olympic medalist (Born 1935)
16th of August 2008 DEATH Masanobu Fukuoka, Japanese sustainable farmer and author (Born 1913)
16th of August 2010 DEATH Bobby Thomson, American baseball player

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