Day Wise History - On This Day - 16 November - SSC EXAM LIVE

शुक्रवार, 15 नवंबर 2019

Day Wise History - On This Day - 16 November

Historical Events on November 16

  • 13 General Tiberius' (later Emperor) triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany
  • 534 Second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus published
  • 1380 French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever
  • 1491 An auto de fe, held in the Brasero de la Dehesa outside of Ávila, concludes the case of the Holy Child of La Guardia with the public execution of several Jewish and converso suspects.
  • 1532 Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro captures Inca Emperor Atahualpa after a surprise ambush at Cajamarca in the Peruvian Andes
  • 1572 Troops under Don Frederik (the Spanish General Fadrique Alvarez de Toledo) occupy and plunder Zutphen, Netherlands
  • 1581 Tsar Ivan the Terrible attacks his son and heir, Ivan Ivanovich, with a scepter after an argument leading to the latter's death three days later
  • 1632 Battle of Lützen: Sweden beats imperial armies under Albrect von Wallenstein
  • 1669 French state funeral for Henrietta Maria, princess of France, widow of English King Charles I, at St Denis with famous oration by Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
  • 1676 1st colonial prison organized in Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • 1677 French troops occupy Freiburg
  • 1700 Monarch of Brandenburg becomes king of Prussia
  • 1763 English journalist John Wilkes injured in a duel
  • 1764 Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac
  • 1771 West Indian Company & Amsterdam divide up Suriname
  • 1776 1st gun salute for an American warship in a foreign port - US Andrew Doria at Fort St Eustatius (Dutch Caribbean isalnd)
  • 1776 British troops capture Fort Washington during American Revolution
  • 1798 Kentucky becomes first state to nullify an act of Congress
  • 1801 First edition of New York Evening Post
  • 1805 Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French
  • 1824 New York City's Fifth Avenue opens for business
  • 1835 Extracts from Letters to Henslow, a collection of letters written by Charles Darwin during his voyage on the Beagle, is published
  • 1840 New Zealand officially becomes a British colony
  • 1841 Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC)
  • 1849 Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his sentence is later commuted to hard labor
  • 1856 Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens
  • 1859 Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Groza" premieres in Moscow
  • 1863 Battle of Campbell's Station TN, 492 casualities
  • 1864 Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia
  • 1870 Spanish Cortes selects King Amadeus I
  • 1871 National Rifle Association is first chartered in the State of New York
  • 1875 Battle of Gundet: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
  • 1875 William Bonwill, patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities
  • 1882 British gunboat HMS Flirt fires at & destroys Abari village in Niger
  • 1894 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
  • 1894 French captain Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki, West Africa
  • 1901 3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds
  • 1901 Booker T. Washington and his family are invited to dine at the White House with Teddy and Edith Roosevelt, prompting condemnation from the South
  • 1903 V Herbert & H Smith's musical "Babette" premieres in NYC
  • 1905 Dutch Russian Count Witte becomes Prime Minister of Russia
  • 1907 Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state
  • 1908 Arturo Toscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera
  • 1909 EVV Eindhoven soccer team forms
  • 1914 Federal Reserve System formally opens
  • 1914 Pope Benedict XV calls for peace
  • 1916 Eugene O'Neill's "Bound East for Cardiff" premieres in NYC
  • 1916 I. Berlin, V. Herbert, H. Blossoms musical premieres in NYC
  • 1916 Russian La Satannaya ammunition factory explodes, killing 1,000
  • 1917 British occupy Tel Aviv and Jaffa
  • 1918 Hungarian People's Republic declared
  • 1919 Admiral Miklós Horthy, head of the Hungarian National Army, seizes Budapest and will later become regent of the restored Kingdom of Hungary
  • 1920 Australia's Qantas airways founded in Winton, Queensland as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited
  • 1920 1st postage stamp meter is set in Stamford Conn
  • 1922 Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite
  • 1922 Turkish kalief, Sultan Mehmed VI asks British army for help
  • 1924 Cleveland Bulldogs (formerly Canton) lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL & major-league football record)
  • 1925 American Association for Advancement of Atheism forms (NY)
  • 1925 Philip Barry's "In a Garden" premieres in NYC
  • 1926 NY Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0
  • 1933 Brazilian President Getulio Vargas declares himself dictator
  • 1933 Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR
  • 1935 Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo" premieres in NYC
  • 1936 German air force begins bombing of Madrid
  • 1938 K B Regiment refuses round-table conference in East-India
  • 1938 LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland
  • 1939 Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail
  • 1939 German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland
  • 1940 World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
  • 1941 German troops conquer Kertsh (probably)
  • 1942 Assault of US B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed
  • 1943 World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
  • 1944 US 9th division & 1st Army attacks at Geilenkirchen
  • 1945 Yeshiva College (University), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College
  • 1945 Founding of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • 1945 Two new elements discovered by Glenn Seaborg, James, Morgan and Albert Ghiorso were are announced: americium (atomic number 95) and curium (atomic number 96)
  • 1947 15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis
  • 1948 Operation Magic Carpet begins with 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
  • 1950 Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops
  • 1950 UN gets US government approval to issue postage stamps
  • 1950 US President Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat
  • 1952 Papagos' Greek Concentratie wins Greeks parliamentary election
  • 1955 1st speed-boat to exceed 200 mph (322 kph) (Donald Campbell)
  • 1955 Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Yussuph V returns to Morocco
  • 1957 "Copper & Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1957 Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Philadelphia 111-89
  • 1957 American murderer and bodysnatcher Ed Gein kills his last victim
  • 1957 Oklahoma Football's NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing to Notre Dame, 7-0
  • 1959 "Sound of Music" musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II first opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, for 1443 performances
  • 1960 NL batting champion Dick Groat wins MVP
  • 1961 United Kingdom limits immigration from Commonwealth countries
  • 1961 US President JFK decides to increase military aid to South Vietnam without committing US combat troops
  • 1962 Kuwait adopts constitution (1st, Islamitic)
  • 1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY Knicks
  • 1963 Toledo, OH newspaper strike began
  • 1964 Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission
  • 1964 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1965 Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)
  • 1965 Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
  • 1966 Dr Sam Sheppard freed by a jury after 9 years in jail
  • 1966 Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP
  • 1966 "Greatest Hits" album by The Temptations is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1967)
  • 1968 The Derry Citizens Action Committee defies a ban on marches in Derry, Northern Ireland, by marching with an estimated 15,000 people
  • 1969 1968 Mỹ Lai massacre of between 347 and 504 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians by US soldiers is first reported
  • 1969 US President Nixon becomes first president to attend a season NFL game while in office: the Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 41-28
  • 1970 Two men are shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)
  • 1970 South Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky defends operations in Cambodia because communist forces could overrun South Vietnam "within 24 hours" if troops operating there were withdrawn
  • 1970 Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album
  • 1971 The Compton inquiry is published, acknowledging that there was ill-treatment of internees, but rejected claims of systematic brutality or torture (Northern Ireland)
  • 1971 The US increase air activity to support the Cambodian government as fighting neared Phnom Penh
  • 1972 "Dear Oscar" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1972 British Prime Minister Edward Heath warns against a Unilateral Declaration of Independence
  • 1973 John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album
  • 1973 US President Richard Nixon authorizes construction of the Alaskan pipeline
  • 1973 Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit
  • 1974 1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away
  • 1974 John Lennon's only solo #1 "Whatever Gets You Through the Night"
  • 1974 Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record)
  • 1974 ABBA begin their first tour of Europe - their first tour outside of Sweden
  • 1976 René Levesque's Parti Québécois wins elections in Quebec
  • 1976 Rick Barry (San Francisco), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60
  • 1977 Rod Carew wins AL MVP award
  • 1979 Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas"
  • 1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneer QB Doug Williams throws for 486 yards
  • 1981 "Merrily We Roll Along" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1981 Dennis Lillee kicked Javed Miandad, who waved his bat at Dennis
  • 1981 President Reagan decides on a covert plan to block the Cuban aid to Nicaragua and El Salvador
  • 1982 5th space shuttle mission: Columbia lands at Edwards Air Force Base after 5 days in space, completing its 1st operational flight
  • 1982 Agreement reached ending 57 day football strike
  • 1982 5th space shuttle mission: Columbia lands at Edwards Air Force Base after 5 days in space, completing its 1st operational flight
  • 1982 Agreement reached ending 57 day football strike
  • 1983 Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose
  • 1984 14th Shuttle Mission (51A) -Discovery 2- lands at Kennedy Center
  • 1984 Houston blocks 20 Denver shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • 1984 Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket
  • 1984 John Lennon's 'Every Man has a Woman Who Loves Him' released posthumously
  • 1985 President Reagan arrives in Geneva for a summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1986 36th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • 1987 Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago"
  • 1988 Estonia declares sovereignty in internal affairs
  • 1988 Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since
  • 1988 Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto's PPP wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years
  • 1988 Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel
  • 1988 President Reagan and the First Lady participate in the official state arrival ceremony, meetings and a state dinner with Margaret Thatcher
  • 1988 President Reagan meets with Jerusalem's mayor Teddy Kollek
  • 1989 "Gypsy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 477 performances
  • 1989 6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops
  • 1989 South African President F. W. de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act
  • 1989 UNESCO adopts the Seville Statement on Violence at the twenty-fifth session of its General Conference.
  • 1990 Manuel Noriega claims US denied him a fair trial
  • 1993 "Any Given Day" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • 1993 Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum
  • 1995 US Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson's disease
  • 1995 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery
  • 1996 "Into the Whirlwind" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 performances
  • 1996 18th ACE Cable Awards: Lifetime wins the Golden CableACE for "Lifetime Applauds: The Fight Against Breast Cancer"
  • 1997 "1776" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • 1997 CFL Grey Cup, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton: heavily favoured defending champion Toronto Argonauts beat Saskatchawan Roughriders, 47-23
  • 1997 After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.
  • 1997 47th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
  • 1997 American tennis great Pete Sampras wins back-to-back ATP Tour World Championship titles with a 6–3, 6–2, 6–2 over Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov in Hanover, Germany
  • 1998 Monica Lewinsky signs a deal for the North American rights to a book about her affair with US President Clinton
  • 1999 "The Chronic 2001" 2nd studio album by dr dre is released
  • 2000 Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War
  • 2002 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says that he had to accept UN Resolution 1441 because the United States and Israel had shown their "claws and teeth" and declared unitlateral war on the Iraqi people
  • 2003 CFL Grey Cup, Taylor Field, Regina: Edmonton Eskimos reverse previous year result; beat Montreal Alouettes, 34-22 for 12th title
  • 2003 Lionel Messi makes his official debut for FC Barcelona in a friendly against Porto
  • 2003 55th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Matt Kenseth wins
  • 2003 Roger Federer of Switzerland wins his first of 6 season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a 6–3, 6–0, 6–4 victory over American Andre Agassi in the final in Houston, Texas
  • 2004 "Let Me Love You" single released by Mario (Billboard Song of the Year 2005)
  • 2008 60th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins
  • 2008 Novak Đoković of Serbia wins his first career season-ending Tennis Masters Cup title beating Russian Nikolay Davydenko 6-1, 7-5 in the final in Shanghai, China
  • 2009 "The Twilight Saga: New Moon", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Chris Weitz, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, premieres in Los Angeles
  • 2010 In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place
  • 2010 Engagement announced between Prince William and Catherine [Kate] Middleton at Clarence House, London
  • 2013 Sachin Tendulkar plays his very last cricket match before retiring in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies
  • 2014 Klaus Iohannis wins the Romanian Presidential election
  • 2014 Kevin Harvick driving for Stewart-Haas Racing, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series by 1 point from Ryan Newman
  • 2014 Novak Đoković claims 3 straight ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles after Roger Federer is forced to withdraw from the final in London through injury
  • 2015 French President François Hollande declares the country at war with ISIS in an address to parliament
  • 2015 Largest diamond discovered in more than a century, a 1,111 carat stone found in the Karowe mine, Botswana
  • 2017 19 countries pledge to phase out coal at UN Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany
  • 2017 Cambodian court rules to dissolve the country's main opposition party Cambodia National Rescue party (CNRP)
  • 2017 US senator Al Franken accused of groping and forcibly kissing a woman
  • 2018 CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
  • 2018 The kilogram is refined by abstract constants replacing the Le Grand K, along with the ampere (electrical current) and kelvin (temperature) at a conference in Paris
  • 2018 Elevator falls down 84 floors when hoist rope breaks, all six people survive unharmed at John Hancock Center, Chicago

Famous Birthdays on November 16

  • 1436 Leonardo Loredan, Doge of the Republic of Venice (d. 1521)
  • 1569 Paul Sartorius, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1609)
  • 1587 Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet/dramatist (Jephtha), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1603 Augustyn Kordecki, Polish prior (d. 1673)
  • 1609 Henrietta Maria, French-born daughter of Henry IV of France and Queen Consort of England (d. 1669)
  • 1615 Guillaume Dumanoir, composer
  • 1642 Cornelis Evertsen the Youngest, Dutch admiral and buccaneer of Zeeland, born in Vlissingen, Netherlands (d. 1706)
  • 1643 Jean Chardin, French explorer (d. 1703)
  • 1653 Joan van Hoorn, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1707-09)
  • 1684 Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet/playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg)
  • 1715 Girolamo Abos, Maltese composer, born in Valetta (d. 1760)
  • 1717 Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French Enlightenment philosopher and mathematician (Encyclopédie), born in Paris (d. 1783)
  • 1720 Carlo Antonio Campioni, composer
  • 1730 Gualtherius "Wouter" van Doeveren, Zealand-Flanders physician
  • 1757 Daniel Read, American composer, born in Attleboro, Massachusett (d. 1836)
  • 1758 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (d. 1841)
  • 1762 Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess
  • 1766 Rodolphe Kreitzer, French composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
  • 1770 Étienne Pivert de Senancour, French author (Obermann), born in Paris (d. 1846)
  • 1780 Robert Archibald Smith, composer
  • 1793 Francis Danby, Irish painter
  • 1807 Francois Hainl, composer
  • 1810 Friedrich Wilhelm Kucken, composer
  • 1822 Charles Smith Hamilton, American Major General (Union Army), born in Westernville, New York (d. 1891)
  • 1827 James Southerton, cricketer (Test debut in the 1st ever Test at 49)
  • 1829 Anton G Rubinstein, Russian pianist/conductor/composer [OS]
  • 1835 Elliott Warren Rice, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1887)
  • 1835 Eugenio Beltrami, Cremona Lombardy, Italian Mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)
  • 1836 David Kalakaua of Hawaii, Hawaiian king (d. 1891)
  • 1839 Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (d. 1908)
  • 1840 Frederick Scotson Clark, composer
  • 1841 Jules Violle, French physicist (d. 1923)
  • 1847 Edmund James Flynn, Canadian politician (d. 1927)
  • 1854 Jules van de Heuvel, Belgian lawyer/politician
  • 1860 Edmund Schuecker, composer
  • 1861 Václav Suk, Czech-born Russian composer and violinist, born in Kladno, Bohemia (1933)
  • 1862 Charles Thomas Biass Turner, cricketer (the "Terror")
  • 1870 Alfred Hill, New Zealand Australian composer (Hinemoa), born in Melbourne (d. 1960)
  • 1873 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1958)
  • 1874 Johanna Albregt, Dutch actress (Dumb August) and wife of Henri Dons, born (d. 1946)
  • 1877 Halliwell Hobbes, British actor (Gaslight, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), born in Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England (d. 1962)
  • 1880 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [NS=11/28]
  • 1881 Joel H. Hildebrand, American Chemist and Educator whose work on the chemistry of solutions helped treat divers with the 'bends' through the introduction of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures, born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1883 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist/composer (In Tempore Belli)
  • 1885 Michael Gonzi, Maltese archbishop (d. 1984)
  • 1887 Philip Frohman, US architect
  • 1888 Burnet Corwin Tuthill, American composer (Laurentia), born in NYC, New York
  • 1888 Clinton Golden, Penn, founder (United Steelworkers of America)
  • 1888 Henri Bosco, French author and poet (Gogol), born in Avignon, France (d. 1976)
  • 1889 August Croegaert, Flemish liturgist
  • 1889 George S Kaufman, playwright (This is Show Business), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1889 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, composer
  • 1890 Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod, composer
  • 1890 Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines (d. 1956)
  • 1890 George Seldes, journalist
  • 1892 Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (d. 1978)
  • 1892 Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (d. 1953)
  • 1893 Cornelis J van der Klauw, Dutch biologist/zoologist
  • 1894 Count Richard Coudenhove Kalergi, Austrian politician
  • 1894 Mabel Normand [Muriel Fortescue], American silent-film actress, director and comedienne (Mickey), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1930)
  • 1895 Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzhubin], Russ poet/journalist (South-West)
  • 1895 Michael Arlen [Dikran Kouyoumdjian], British author and scriptwriter (An American Verdict), born in Ruse, Bulgaria (d. 1956)
  • 1895 Paul Hindemith, German composer (Mathis der Maler) , born in Hanau (d. 1963)
  • 1896 Jim Jordan, American actor and radio comedian (Fibber McGee), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • 1896 Lawrence Tibbett, baritone (Metropolitan 1923-50), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1896 Oswald Mosley, British politician and founder of British Union of Fascists, born in London (d. 1980)
  • 1896 Joan Lindsay, Australian author (d. 1984)
  • 1897 Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (d. 1951)
  • 1899 Mary Margaret McBride, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC), born in Paris, Missouri
  • 1902 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist
  • 1904 Eddie Condon, American jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), born in Goodland, Indiana (d. 1973)
  • 1904 Frederik van der Meer, Dutch archaeologist/art historian
  • 1904 Nnamdi Benjamin "Zik" Azikiwe, politician
  • 1905 Astrid SLT Bernadotte, Queen of Belgium/Princess of Sweden
  • 1907 Burgess Meredith, American actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • 1912 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, author (Weird White)
  • 1912 George Petrie, American actor (Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Honeymooners), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • 1916 Daws Butler, animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1917 John Whiting, British actor, dramatist and critic (PT Raiders, The Devils, The Good Companions), born in Salisbury, England (d. 1963)
  • 1919 Udo Kasemets, composer
  • 1920 Betty Hicks, American golfer, author (US Open runner-up 1948, 54), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2011)
  • 1922 Royal Dano, American actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1922 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist who designed the IBM mainframe, born in Flandreau, South Dakota (d. 2015)
  • 1922 José Saramago, Portuguese writer and Nobel laureate, born in Azinhaga, Santarém, Portugal (d. 2010)
  • 1924 Joep de Boer, Dutch naval officer and politician (CDA)
  • 1924 Mel Patton, American sprinter & Olympic champion, born in Los Angeles, California, (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Michel Jouvet, French neuroscientist and medical researcher who discovered the region of the brain that controls rapid eye movement (REM sleep), born in Lons-le-Saunier, Jura, France (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer
  • 1927 Barbara Payton [Redfield], American actress known for her tumultuous private life (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), born in Cloquet, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • 1928 William "Clu" Gulager, American actor (Virginian, Survivors, The Tall Man), born in Holdenville, Oklahoma
  • 1929 Renate Rubinstein, [Tamar], German/Ned's author/columnist (Tamar)
  • 1930 Alice Adams, American sculptor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1930 Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author (Christmas in Biafra), born in Ogidi, Anambra, Nigeria (d. 2013)
  • 1930 Salvatore Riina, Sicilian mafioso
  • 1931 Bob Gibson, folk musician, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1931 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Hubert Sumlin, American blues musician
  • 1932 Barbara Romack, American golfer (US Curtis Cup team 1954, 56, 58), born in Sacramento, CA (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Guy Stockwell, American actor (Chris-Adventures in Paradise), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Garrett "Garnet" Mimms, Ashland West Virginia, singer (Enchanters-Cry Baby)
  • 1935 Elizabeth Drew, journalist (Politics & Money: The Road to Corruption)
  • 1935 France-Albert Rene, president of Seychelles (1977- )
  • 1936 Shirvani Chalayev, composer
  • 1936 John Moore, Australian politician
  • 1938 Richard Landry, composer
  • 1938 Toni Brown, US guitarist/singer/keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)
  • 1938 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (d. 2002)
  • 1940 Chris Balderstone, cricket batsman (England, belated faced WI in 1976)
  • 1941 Ann Dore McLaughlin, US Secretary of Labor (1987- )
  • 1941 Dan Penn, US songwriter/producer/gospel singer (Out in Left Field)
  • 1942 Donna McKechnie, actress, dancer (Company), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1942 Joanna Pettet, British actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent), born in London, England
  • 1942 Willie Carson, Scottish jockey
  • 1943 Winfred "Blue" Lovett, American singer (Manhattans-One Life to Live)
  • 1944 Charles Jay Hammer, actor (Fletcher Reade-Guiding Light)
  • 1944 David O'Sullivan, NZ cricket left-arm spinner (in 11 Tests 1973-76)
  • 1944 Hugo Dittberner, writer
  • 1944 Oliver Braddick, British psychologist
  • 1945 Martine van Hamel, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1945 Steve Railsback, American actor (The Stunt Man, Escape 2000), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1945 Teenie Hodges [Mabon], American rhythm and blues guitarist (Take me to the River), born in Germantown, TN, (d. 2014)
  • 1946 Barbara Leigh, Ringgold Ga, actress (Vampirella)
  • 1946 Jo Jo White, American basketballer (Olympic gold - 1968), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1947 Ebby Thust, German boxing promoter and writer
  • 1948 Aline Issermann, director (Amant Magnifiquew)
  • 1948 Chi Coltrane, US pianist and singer, born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1948 Bonnie Greer, American playwright and critic
  • 1949 Pattie Santos, singer (It's a Beautiful Day), born in San Francisco (d. 1989)
  • 1949 William Ackerman, American guitarist and composer, founder of Windham Hill Records, born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1950 Carl J Meade, Illinos, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64)
  • 1950 David Leisure, actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest)
  • 1950 John Swartzwelder, American television writer and novelist
  • 1951 Miguel Sandoval, American actor
  • 1952 Robin McKinley, American writer
  • 1952 Piero Falchetta, Italian archivist, Biblioteca Marciana
  • 1952 Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer
  • 1953 Griff Rhys Jones, British humorist/actor (Morons From Outer Space)
  • 1954 Andrea Barrett, American author
  • 1954 Bruce Edwards, American golf caddy (d. 2004)
  • 1954 Dick Gross, Australian politician
  • 1955 Pierre Larouche, Canadian National Hockey League player
  • 1956 Terry Labonte, American NASCAR driver
  • 1957 Frank Milton "Pete" Higgins II, VP (Microsoft Desktop)
  • 1957 Jacques Gamblin, French actor
  • 1958 Harry Rushakoff, rocker (Concrete Blonde)
  • 1958 Marg Helgenberger, North Bend Nebraska, actress (China Beach)
  • 1958 Roberto Guerrero, Medelin Colombia, Indy racer (Rookie of Year 1984)
  • 1958 Boris Krivokapić, Serbian academic
  • 1959 Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1959 Corey Pavin, American golfer (US Open 1995; 15 PGA Tour titles), born in Oxnard, California
  • 1961 Frank Bruno, English boxer (European champion), born in Hammersmith, England
  • 1961 Corinne Hermès, French singer
  • 1961 Bruno Amato American actor
  • 1962 Chuck Finley, pitcher (Angels)
  • 1962 Josh Silver, American musician (Type O Negative)
  • 1963 Gay "Mani" Mournfield, English pop bassist (Stone Roses)
  • 1963 Zina Garrison, American tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1990, Olympic doubles gold 1988), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1964 Dwight Gooden, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, NY Mets), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1964 Diana Krall, Canadian Jazz pianist and singer, born in Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • 1964 Harry J. Lennix, American actor
  • 1964 Maeve Quinlan, American actress
  • 1965 Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Italian-French actress, screenwriter and film director (A Castle in Italy, Normal People), born in Turin, Italy
  • 1966 Lisa Brown Miller, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1966 Tammy Lauren, actress (Angie, Out of the Blue), born in San Diego, California
  • 1966 Tim Scott, pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Hanford, California
  • 1966 Tricia Cast, Medford NY, actress (Amanda-Bad News Bear, Young & Restless)
  • 1966 Christian Lorenz, German keyboardist (Rammstein), born in East Berlin, East Germany
  • 1966 Dean McDermott, Canadian actor
  • 1966 Tahir Shah, British travel writer and explorer
  • 1967 Lawrence Dawsey, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1967 Lisa Bonet, actress (Cosby Show, Different World, Angel Heart), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1967 Craig Arnold, American poet
  • 1968 Chris Haney, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1968 Ebrahim Essop-Adam, cricketer (one ODI for Zimbabwe 1992)
  • 1968 Vlado Šola, Croatian handball goalkeeper
  • 1969 Bryan Abrams, American singer (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1969 Mike Devlin, NFL guard/center (Buffalo Bills, Cardinals)
  • 1970 Martha Plimpton, American actress (Goonies, Mosquito Coast), born in NYC, New York
  • 1971 Donald Wolf, computer game creator
  • 1971 Waqar Younis, cricketer (brilliant Pakistani fast/swing bowler)
  • 1971 Mustapha Hadji, Moroccan footballer
  • 1971 Koshi Rikdo, Japanese mangaka
  • 1971 Alexander Popov, Russian swimmer
  • 1972 Missi Pyle, American actress
  • 1973 Howard Smothers, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Joe Hudepohl, American 800m freestyle relay (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1973 Sedrick Shaw, running back (New England Patriots)
  • 1973 Christian Horner, British Formula One team owner
  • 1973 Brendan Laney, New Zealand rugby player, born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1974 Eric Judy, American musician (Modest Mouse)
  • 1974 Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1974 Paul Scholes, British footballer, born in Salford, United Kingdom
  • 1976 Juha Pasoja, Finnish footballer, born in Kemi, Finland
  • 1976 Danny Wallace, British author, born in Dundee, United Kingdom
  • 1977 Oksana Baiul, Ukrainian figure skater (Olympic gold 1994), born in
  • 1977 Mauricio Ochmann, American actor, born in Washington, D.C., United States
  • 1977 Maggie Gyllenhaal, American actress and producer (Donnie Darko, The Dark Knight), born in NYC, New York
  • 1978 Gary Naysmith, Scottish footballer, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1978 Kip Bouknight, American baseball player, born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1978 Carolina Parra, Brazilian musician (CSS), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1979 Michael Faustino, actor (brother of David), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979 Tony Frias, American footballer, born in Hudson, Massachusetts
  • 1979 Bruce Irons, American surfer, born in Lihue, Hawaii
  • 1980 Kayte Christensen, American basketball player, born in Lakeview, Oregon
  • 1980 Nicole Gius, Italian alpine skier, born in Schlanders, Italy
  • 1980 Carol Huynh, 2008 Canadian Gold Medalist (48 kg. wrestling), born in Hazelton, Canada
  • 1981 Allison Crowe, Canadian singer, born in Nanaimo, Canada
  • 1981 Caitlin Glass, American voice actress, born in Washington, D.C., United States
  • 1981 Osi Umenyiora, English-born NFL football player, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1982 Jannie du Plessis, South African rugby player, born in Bethlehem, South Africa
  • 1982 Ronald Pognon, French athlete, born in La Lamentin, Martinique
  • 1982 Amar'e Stoudemire, American basketball player, born in Lake Wales, Florida
  • 1983 Kari Lehtonen, Finnish ice hockey goaltender, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1983 Britta Steffen, German swimmer (Olympic gold 50/100m 2008), born in Schwedt, Germany
  • 1983 K [Kang Yoon-sung], South Korean singer, born in Goyang, South Korea
  • 1984 Gemma Atkinson, British actress and model, born in Bury, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 1984 Kimberly J. Brown, American actress, born in Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • 1986 Saeko, Japanese actress, born in Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan
  • 1992 Adam Robert Worton, American twin actor (Baby's Day Out), born in Newark, Delaware
  • 1992 Jacob Joseph Worton, American twin actor (Baby's Day Out), born in Newark, Delaware
  • 1995 Noah Gray-Cabey, American child actor, born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths on November 16

  • 1240 Edmund of Abingdon, English bishop (Archbishop of Canterbury, 1233-40), dies
  • 1272 Henry III, King of England (1216-72, Provisions of Oxford), dies at 65
  • 1328 Prince Hisaaki, Japanese shogun (b. 1276)
  • 1512 Gerbrand Mockema, Fries rebel, beheaded
  • 1512 Jemme Herjuwsma, Fries rebel, beheaded
  • 1548 Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer, dies at 44
  • 1603 Pierre Charron, French philosopher/theologian, dies
  • 1613 Trajano Boccalini, Italian satirist (b. 1556)
  • 1628 Paolo Quagliati, Italian composer
  • 1667 Nathaniel Schnittelbach, composer, dies at 34
  • 1668 Antoon Anselmo, South Netherlands lawyer, dies at about 79
  • 1695 Pierre Nicole, French philosopher (b. 1625)
  • 1706 Cornelis Evertsen the Youngest, Dutch admiral and buccaneer, dies at 64
  • 1706 Godfried Schalcken, Dutch painter, etcher and engraver, dies at about 63
  • 1724 Jack Sheppard, English robber, hanged
  • 1745 James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier, dies at 80
  • 1766 Dominikus Zimmermann, Bavarian Baroque architect and painter (Liebfrauenkirche), dies at 81
  • 1773 John Hawkesworth, English writer
  • 1775 Marian Paradeiser, Austrian composer, dies at 28
  • 1779 Pehr Kalm, Finnish explorer and naturalist (b. 1716)
  • 1785 Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist and mineralogist, dies at 76
  • 1790 Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
  • 1797 King Frederick William II of Prussia (b. 1744) Reigns 1786-97
  • 1802 André Michaux, French botanist, dies at 56
  • 1806 Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland, Ohio (b. 1754)
  • 1808 Mustapha IV, sultan of Turkey (1807-08), dies at 29
  • 1831 Carl von Clausewitz, Prussian general and strategist (Campaign 1813), dies at 51
  • 1835 Louis Angely, German comedic poet (Paris in Pommern), dies at 48
  • 1836 Christian Hendrik Persoon, Dutch mycologist (b. 1761)
  • 1869 Hamiora Pere is hanged for treason at the Terrace Gaol, Wellington - only New Zealander ever to be executed for treason
  • 1884 František Chvostek, Moravian physician (b. 1835)
  • 1890 Johann A H Scheler, Belgian man of letters/librarian, dies at 71
  • 1893 George Alexander Osborne, Irish pianist and composer (La Pluie de perles), dies of natural causes at 87
  • 1907 Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma, dies at 59
  • 1908 Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French-Canadian politician (7th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia), dies at 78
  • 1909 Francis Thome, French composer, dies at 59
  • 1911 Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (b. 1842)
  • 1922 Max Abraham, German physicist (b. 1875)
  • 1924 Alexander Andreyevich Archangel'sky, composer, dies at 78
  • 1924 Edward Everett Rice, composer, dies at 75
  • 1932 Carry van Bruggen, [de Haan], Dutch author (Eva), dies at 51
  • 1934 Alice Liddell, English schoolgirl model for Alice in Wonderland, dies at 82
  • 1934 Joachim Ringelantz, writer, dies
  • 1934 Carl von Linde, German engineer and chemist who invented mechanical refrigeration, dies at 92
  • 1935 Kurt Schindler, composer, dies at 53
  • 1939 Pierce Butler, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1866)
  • 1942 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (Der Liebesexpreß, A Star Fell from Heaven), dies from a heart atack at 38
  • 1943 Marcel Verhamme, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • 1944 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (26 Tests 1910-1928), dies at 58
  • 1945 Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Kohtalon Vaaka), dies at 43
  • 1948 Frederick Gardner Cottrell, American Inventor (electrostatic precipitator), dies at 71
  • 1950 "Dr. Bob" Smith, American physician and co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, dies of colon cancer at 71
  • 1954 Albert Francis Blakeslee, American botanist, dies at 80
  • 1955 Tomasz Arciszewski, 31st Prime Minister of Poland, 3rd Prime Minister of the Polish government-in-exile in London (1944-47), dies at 88
  • 1957 Cora Witherspoon, actress (Quality Street, Bank Dick), dies at 67
  • 1958 Warner Fabian, [S Adams], American author (Great American Fraud), dies at 87
  • 1958 J. W. F. Werumeus Buning, Dutch poet (Daily Bread), dies at 67
  • 1961 Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House for 17 years, dies at 79
  • 1964 Albert Hay Malotte, composer, dies at 69
  • 1964 John Emery, American actor (Ship Ahoy, Kronos, Mademoiselle Fifi), dies at 59
  • 1964 Piet Moeskops, Dutch track cyclist (world sprint champion 1921-24, 26), dies at 71
  • 1965 Alexander King, author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 66
  • 1965 William Thomas Cosgrave, President of the Irish Free State, dies at 85
  • 1965 Harry Blackstone Sr., American magician, dies at 80
  • 1968 Greet Hofmans, faith healer of Dutch queen Juliana, dies at 74
  • 1971 Charlie Dell, American actor and comedian (Pickle in the Middle), dies at 90
  • 1971 Edie Sedgwick, American actress (Andy Warhol) and socialite, dies at 28
  • 1972 Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer, dies at 87
  • 1973 Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif
  • 1974 Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91
  • 1975 Ernst van Raalte, lawyer/minister-president, dies at 83
  • 1978 Claude Dauphin, French actor (Barbarella, April in Paris, Deported), dies at 75
  • 1980 Imogen Hassall, English actress (Countess of Cleavage-Carry on Loving), suicide at 37
  • 1980 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American blues singer, dies at 41
  • 1981 Morgan Conway, American actor (Dick Tracy, Brother Orchid), dies at 78
  • 1982 Arthur Askey, British actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), dies at 82
  • 1982 Lenny Murphy, Leader of Belfast's notorious Shankill Butchers (b. 1952)
  • 1982 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian Mathematician (topology), dies at 86
  • 1984 Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (b. 1906)
  • 1984 Leonard Rose, American concert cellist (NY Phil 1943-51), dies at 66
  • 1985 John J Sparkmann, (Sen-D-Ala), dies at 85
  • 1985 Stuart Chase, American writer and economist (The Tragedy of Waste), dies at 97
  • 1986 Siobhán McKenna [Cionnaith], Irish stage actress (Saint Joan, The Chalk Garden), dies of lung cancer at 63
  • 1987 Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)
  • 1987 Zubir Said, Singaporean composer who composed Singapore's national anthem (b. 1907)
  • 1988 Lotte Stam-Beese, German/Neth architect, dies at about 85
  • 1989 Jean-Claude Malépart, Quebec politician (b. 1938)
  • 1991 Ralph Marrero, actor (Babe, Johnny Suede), dies in car accident at 33
  • 1993 Lucia Popp, Czech/Austria soprano (Vienna Opera), dies at 54
  • 1993 Achille Zavatta, French clown (b. 1915)
  • 1994 Chester Dino Powers Valenti, singer/Songwriter, dies at 57
  • 1994 Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer, dies at 83
  • 1994 David Rayner, cyclist, dies
  • 1994 Doris Speed, actress (Annie-Coronation Street), dies at 95
  • 1994 Harvey Watkins, gospel Singer, dies at 64
  • 1994 John Boylan, American actor (Twin Peaks, Sleepless in Seattle), dies at 82
  • 1994 Dino Valenti, [Chester "Chet" Powers], American rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), dies at 57
  • 1995 Gwyn A Williams, historian/socialist, dies at 70
  • 1996 George Byatt, Scottish playwright (The Clyde Is Red), dies at 73
  • 1996 Jack Popplewell, British composer and playwright (If I Should Fall In Love Again), dies at 87
  • 1996 John Reginald Bevins, British Conservative politician, dies at 88
  • 1997 George Petrie, American actor (Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Honeymooners), dies from a lymphoma on his 85th birthday
  • 1997 Georges Marchais, French political leader (French Communist Party), dies at 77
  • 1997 Russ "Mad Monk" Meyer, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 74
  • 1998 David Lane, British Conservative politician and CEO (Commission for Racial Equality), dies at 76
  • 1999 Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist (Nobel 1978 - discovery of restriction enzymes and their application in restriction mapping), dies at 71
  • 2000 DJ Screw, American hiphop DJ (b. 1971)
  • 2000 Joe C. [Joseph Calleja], American rapper (hype man for Kid Rock), dies at 26
  • 2001 Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2003 Bettina Goislard, French relief worker (b. 1974)
  • 2004 Margaret Hassan, Irish aid worker in Iraq, abducted at 59 (presumed dead)
  • 2004 Massimo Freccia, Italian-American composer, dies at 98
  • 2005 Preston Robert Tisch, American NFL co-owner (NY Giants), dies at 79
  • 2005 Donald Watson, English founder of the Vegan Society (b. 1910)
  • 2005 Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
  • 2005 Ralph Edwards, American TV host (This is Your Life), dies at 92
  • 2005 Bob van Toll, Dutch actor and director (Pastorale 1943), dies at 62
  • 2006 Yuri Levada, Russian sociologist (b. 1930)
  • 2006 John Veale, English composer, dies at 84
  • 2007 Harold Alfond, American businessman and founder of Dexter Shoe Company , dies at 93
  • 2007 Grethe Kausland, Norwegian actress and singer (b. 1947)
  • 2007 Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author, dies at 61
  • 2008 Reg Varney, British actor (On The Buses) (b. 1916)
  • 2008 Ralph "Rusty" Gill,, American singer (Polka Time), dies at 89
  • 2009 Edward Woodward, British singer and actor (Breaker Morant, Wickerman), dies at 79
  • 2009 Antonio de Nigris, Mexican footballer (b. 1978)
  • 2009 Robert J. Frankel, American thoroughbred race horse trainer, dies at 68
  • 2010 Wyngard Tracy, Filipino talent manager (b. 1952)
  • 2010 Donald Nyrop, American airline executive (b. 1912)
  • 2010 Ronni Chasen, American film publicist (b. 1946)
  • 2010 Britton Chance, American molecular biologist and yachtsman (b. 1913)
  • 2012 Bob Scott, New Zealand Rugby player, dies at 91
  • 2013 Arne Pedersen, Norwegian soccer inside forward (40 caps; Fredrikstad), dies at 82
  • 2013 Chris Argyris, American business theorist and educator, dies at 90
  • 2014 Ian Craig, Australian cricket batsman and captain (11 Tests), dies from cancer at 79
  • 2015 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich, dies at 86
  • 2015 Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 89
  • 2015 David Canary, American actor (Bonanza, All My Children), dies at 77
  • 2016 Melvin Laird, politician (Rep-R-Mich), US Secretary of Defense (1969-73), dies at 94
  • 2016 Jay Forrester, American engineer, invented random-access magnetic core memory, dies at 98
  • 2018 William Goldman, American screenwriter and author (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), dies at 87

Famous Weddings on November 16

  • 1683 Hendrik Casimir II of Nassau-Dietz marries Henriette Amalia
  • 1754 British PM William Pitt the Elder (46) weds Lady Hester Grenville (34) in Argyle Street, London
  • 1933 Ramon Magsaysay, latter President of the Philippines (26) weds Luz Banzon (18) at Lourdes church in Manila
  • 1981 Luke marries Laura on TV soap "General Hospital" (16 million watch)
  • 1987 Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz
  • 1996 "What Part of No" country singer Lorrie Morgan (37) weds singer Jon Randall (29) in Nashville
  • 1996 Golf champ Phil Mickelson (26) weds Amy McBride
  • 2014 Singer-songwriter Solange Knowles (28) weds music video director Alan Ferguson (51) in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2017 Tennis champion Serena Williams marries Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans

Famous Devorces on November 16

  • 1973 Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) divorces Gertrude Blugerman after 31 years of marriage
  • 1993 Actor Jim Carrey files for divorce from Melissa Womer after 6 years of marriage
  • 2010 Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (25) divorces "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (29) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
  • 2011 Second season American Idol winner Rubben Studdard (33) divorces Surata Zuri McCants due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage


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