What Happened on July 16


Historical Events

1956 – Detroit Tigers and Briggs Stadium sold for then record $5.5 million
1980 – Ronald Reagan nominated for US President by Republicans in Detroit
1989 – US Open Women’s Golf, Indianwood G and CC: Betsy King wins the first of her 2 consecutive titles, 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Nancy Lopez
1990 – The ANC send a report on police violence to President F. W. de Klerk and demanded an end to “the shocking inhumanity” of police action in rural areas of South Africa
2015 – Shootings in Chattanooga at a US military recruitment centre and a naval reserve training center kill 5 and injure others
2017 – Senior Players Championship Men’s Golf, Caves Valley GC: Scott McCarron wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Brandt Jobe and Germany’s Bernhard Langer

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Famous Birthdays

1746 – Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian astronomer (found 1st asteroid-Ceres), born in Ponte in Valtellina, Italy (d. 1826)
1888 – Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist, invented phase-contrast microscope (Nobel 1953), born in Amsterdam (d. 1966)
1907 – Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (Dynasty II, Big Valley, Thorn Birds), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
1960 – Eus van Someren, Dutch pop guitarist (Scene, Blaauw), born in Beverwijk, Netherlands
1979 – Chris Mihm, American basketball player (Chicago Bulls), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1989 – Gareth Bale, Welsh soccer winger (Tottenham, Real Madrid, Wales), born in Cardiff, Wales

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Famous Deaths

1594 – Thomas Kyd, English dramatist (The Spanish Tragedy), dies at 35
1796 – George Howard, British field marshal, dies at 78
1980 – Robert Brackman, American artist, dies at 81
1996 – John Panozzo, American rock drummer (Styx), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 47
2020 – Tony Taylor, Cuban baseball second baseman (MLB All Star 1960²; Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers), dies from stroke complications at 84
2020 – Brigid Berlin, American actress (Andy Warhol films), dies at 80

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