Date History - On this day in history

What happened today in history

Born on this day - January 16th

1980 - Albert Pujols, baseball player

1970 - Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author

1959 - Sade, Nigerian-born singer

1948 - Dalvanius, New Zealand entertainer (d. 2002)

1943 - Ronnie Milsap, American singer/songwriter, musician

1932 - Dian Fossey, American zoologist (d. 1985)

1922 - Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer

1908 - Ethel Merman, American actress, singer (d. 1984)

1901 - Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)

1874 - Robert W. Service, Canadian poet (d. 1958)

1675 - Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (d. 1755)

1477 - Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)

Died on this day - January 16th

2002 - Eddie Meduza, Swedish composer (b. 1948)

1995 - Eric Mottram, English poet, teacher, critic, and editor (b. 1924)

1979 - Ted Cassidy, American actor (b. 1932)

1957 - Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor (b. 1867)

1891 - Leo Delibes, French composer (b. 1836)

1806 - William Pitt the Younger, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1759)

1747 - Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (b. 1680)

1554 - Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist

Events on this day - January 16th

2005 - Adriana Iliescu gives birth at age 66 and becomes the oldest woman in the world to do so.

1991 - Gulf War: United States begins bombing Iraq.

1968 - Youth International Party (Yippies) is founded.

1909 - Ernest Shackleton's expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.

1795 - French occupy Utrecht, Netherlands.

1581 - English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.

1456 - Painter Filippo Lippi elopes with Lucrezia Buti, a young nun from the convent of Saint Margherita.



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