Born on this Day 16th September
1387 Henry V
1924 Lauren Bacall
1925 Charlie Byrd
1925 B.B. King
1927 Peter Falk
1947 Russ Abbott
1948 Kenny Jones
1949 Wile E Coyote & Road Runner
1950 Loyd Grossman
1950 Mickey Rourke
1956 David Copperfield
1961 Bilinda Butcher
1963 Richard Marx
1969 Justine Frischmann
1976 Tina Barrett
1982 Leon Knight
1991 Kyle Smith
1992 Jake Roche
Died On This Day
1736 Gabriel Fahrenheit
1977 Marc Bolan
2001 Sam Arkoff
1966 The Who played the second date of their British tour in Derby, but the rest of the tour was cancelled so the group could finish their new album.
1980 Kate Bush’s ‘Never For Ever’ reached No.1 in the UK chart.
1989 Madonna entered the UK singles chart with ‘Cherish’.
1992 Barbra Streisand ended her 6 year absence from the stage & joined other performers in a fund raiser for American presidential candidate Bill Clinton in Beverley Hills.
1991 A runner in the Brussels marathon was disqualified when it was discovered that his coach had run half the distance for him.
People & Showbiz
1953 ‘The Robe’ starring Richard Burton, Jean Simmons and Victor Mature and the first movie filmed with the CinemaScope widescreen process, was released by 20th Century Fox.
1983 Britain’s first flat screen television was launched by Sir Clive Sinclair.
1984 The pilot episode of the US cop series ‘Miami Vice’ was screened in the US.
1998 Meryl Streep received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1620 The anniversary of the sailing of the ‘Mayflower’ from Plymouth to the New World.
1862 The Battle of Antietam in Marland, the bloodiest day of fighting of the entire American Civil War, ended in a stalemate between North and South forces.
1889 Dockers in London returned to work after their victorious strike.
1906 The Magnetic South Pole was discovered by Roald Amundsen.
1988 The Magic Circle, founded in 1905 voted to admit women members for the first time.
1997 The Bank of England pleaded with the public to return hoarded penny coins to post offices as an estimated 1/3 of the 7,200 million one-penny coins were in piggy banks and bottles. The penny is the most expensive coin to mint because of its low face value.
1999 Hurricane Floyd stormed ashore, pounding North Carolina with 110mph winds, dumping more than a foot of rain, damaging 12,000 homes and claiming more than 50 lives.