What Happened on June 16


Historical Events

1923 – Sun Yat Sen founds Chinese military academy
1924 – South Africa all out 30 v England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
1945 – Boo Ferriss loses to Yanks 3-2 after starting his career with 8 wins
1977 – Ron Guidry’s 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals
2008 – US Open Men’s Golf, Torrey Pines GC: Tiger Woods wins his 3rd US Open and 14th major title, beating Rocco Mediate on the 1st hole of sudden-death, following a Monday 18-hole playoff
2017 – US President Donald Trump reinstates Cuban travel and business restrictions after they were loosened by President Obama

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Famous Birthdays

1906 – Alan Fairfax, Australian cricket all-rounder (10 Tests, 4 x 50, 21 wickets, BB 4/31; NSWCA), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1955)
1938 – Robert Gutter, American conductor and teacher (founded International Institute for Conductors, 1996), born in New York City (d. 2017)
1946 – Tom Harrell. American jazz musician (Time’s Mirror), born in Urbana, Illinois
1965 – J. J. Birden, American NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons), born in Portland, Oregon
1967 – Jürgen Klopp, German football manager (Liverpool), born in Stuttgart, West Germany
1980 – Joey Yung, Hong Kong singer

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Famous Deaths

1749 – Johann Baptista Ruffini, Italian trader (b. 1672)
1958 – José Pablo Moncayo, Mexican composer (Huapango), dies at 45
1976 – Victor Lord, American fictional character on TV soap opera “One Life to Live”, dies at 59
1979 – Liselotte Welskopf-Heinrich, German writer and historian, dies at 77
2001 – Adam Popovich, Serbian-American musician, director and composer, dies at 91
2022 – Don Neely, New Zealand cricket historian, administrator (President NZ Cricket 2006-09), dies at 86

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