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Maulvi Abdul Haq (مولوی عبد الحق) (20 April 1870 – 16 August 1961) was a scholar and a linguist, whom some call Baba-e-Urdu (بابائے اردو) (Father of Urdu).
Sabri Khalil al-Banna (May 1937 – 16 August 2002), known as Abu Nidal, was the founder of Fatah: The Revolutionary Council, a militant Palestinian splinter group more commonly known as the Abu Nidal Organization (ANO).
Abune Paulos (3 November 1936 – 16 August 2012) was Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (1992–2012).
AD 79 (LXXIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Agostino Carracci (or Caracci) (16 August 1557 – 22 March 1602) was an Italian painter and printmaker.
Albert George "Al" Hibbler (August 16, 1915 – April 24, 2001) was an American baritone vocalist, who sang with Duke Ellington's orchestra before having several pop hits as a solo artist.
Alan Hodgkinson MBE (16 August 1936 – 8 December 2015) was an English professional football goalkeeper and goalkeeping coach.
Albert Cohen (August 16, 1895, Corfu, Greece – October 17, 1981, Geneva, Switzerland) was a Greek-born Romaniote Jewish Swiss novelist who wrote in French.
Albert II (12 December 1298 – 16 August 1358), known as the Wise or the Lame, a member of the House of Habsburg, was Duke of Austria and Styria from 1330, as well as Duke of Carinthia from 1335 until his death.
Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda (November 3, 1912 – August 16, 2006) was a Paraguayan military officer who served as President of Paraguay from 1954 to 1989.
Jonkheer Alidius Warmoldus Lambertus Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer (7 March 1888 – 16 August 1978) was a Dutch nobleman and statesman, primarily noted for being the last colonial Governor-General of the Netherlands East Indies, now Indonesia.
The All Hyderabad Trade Union Congress (AHTUC) was a trade union centre in the Hyderabad State.
Aloísio Pires Alves (born 16 August 1963), known simply as Aloísio, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a central defender.
Amanda Blake (February 20, 1929 – August 16, 1989) was an American actress best known for the role of the red-haired saloon proprietress "Miss Kitty Russell" on the western television series Gunsmoke.
The American Revolutionary War (17751783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a global war that began as a conflict between Great Britain and its Thirteen Colonies which declared independence as the United States of America. After 1765, growing philosophical and political differences strained the relationship between Great Britain and its colonies. Patriot protests against taxation without representation followed the Stamp Act and escalated into boycotts, which culminated in 1773 with the Sons of Liberty destroying a shipment of tea in Boston Harbor. Britain responded by closing Boston Harbor and passing a series of punitive measures against Massachusetts Bay Colony. Massachusetts colonists responded with the Suffolk Resolves, and they established a shadow government which wrested control of the countryside from the Crown. Twelve colonies formed a Continental Congress to coordinate their resistance, establishing committees and conventions that effectively seized power. British attempts to disarm the Massachusetts militia at Concord, Massachusetts in April 1775 led to open combat. Militia forces then besieged Boston, forcing a British evacuation in March 1776, and Congress appointed George Washington to command the Continental Army. Concurrently, an American attempt to invade Quebec and raise rebellion against the British failed decisively. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted for independence, issuing its declaration on July 4. Sir William Howe launched a British counter-offensive, capturing New York City and leaving American morale at a low ebb. However, victories at Trenton and Princeton restored American confidence. In 1777, the British launched an invasion from Quebec under John Burgoyne, intending to isolate the New England Colonies. Instead of assisting this effort, Howe took his army on a separate campaign against Philadelphia, and Burgoyne was decisively defeated at Saratoga in October 1777. Burgoyne's defeat had drastic consequences. France formally allied with the Americans and entered the war in 1778, and Spain joined the war the following year as an ally of France but not as an ally of the United States. In 1780, the Kingdom of Mysore attacked the British in India, and tensions between Great Britain and the Netherlands erupted into open war. In North America, the British mounted a "Southern strategy" led by Charles Cornwallis which hinged upon a Loyalist uprising, but too few came forward. Cornwallis suffered reversals at King's Mountain and Cowpens. He retreated to Yorktown, Virginia, intending an evacuation, but a decisive French naval victory deprived him of an escape. A Franco-American army led by the Comte de Rochambeau and Washington then besieged Cornwallis' army and, with no sign of relief, he surrendered in October 1781. Whigs in Britain had long opposed the pro-war Tories in Parliament, and the surrender gave them the upper hand. In early 1782, Parliament voted to end all offensive operations in North America, but the war continued in Europe and India. Britain remained under siege in Gibraltar but scored a major victory over the French navy. On September 3, 1783, the belligerent parties signed the Treaty of Paris in which Great Britain agreed to recognize the sovereignty of the United States and formally end the war. French involvement had proven decisive,Brooks, Richard (editor). Atlas of World Military History. HarperCollins, 2000, p. 101 "Washington's success in keeping the army together deprived the British of victory, but French intervention won the war." but France made few gains and incurred crippling debts. Spain made some minor territorial gains but failed in its primary aim of recovering Gibraltar. The Dutch were defeated on all counts and were compelled to cede territory to Great Britain. In India, the war against Mysore and its allies concluded in 1784 without any territorial changes.
Amos Alonzo Stagg (August 16, 1862 – March 17, 1965) was an American athlete and college coach in multiple sports, primarily American football.
Andreas Stamatiadis (Ανδρέας Σταματιάδης; born 16 August 1935) is a retired footballer who played as a right winger for AEK Athens F.C. from 1950 until 1969, captain of the team in the latter years.
Andrej Hlinka (September 27, 1864 – August 16, 1938) was a Slovak Catholic priest, journalist, banker and politician, one of the most important Slovak public activists in Czechoslovakia before Second World War.
Andrew Marvell (31 March 1621 – 16 August 1678) was an English metaphysical poet, satirist and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1659 and 1678.
Andrew Rainsford Wetmore (August 16, 1820 – March 7, 1892) was a New Brunswick politician, jurist, and a member of a prominent United Empire Loyalist family.
Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress and activist.
Angela Christine Smith (born 16 August 1961) is a British Labour Party politician who has represented Penistone and Stocksbridge since 2010.
Anita Gillette (born August 16, 1936) is an American actress.
Ann Marie Blyth (born August 16, 1928) is an American actress and singer, often cast in Hollywood musicals, but also successful in dramatic roles.
Anna Kashfi (born Joan O'Callaghan, 30 September 1934 – 16 August 2015) was an ethnic Irish American film actress who had a brief Hollywood career in the 1950s.
Anne of Austria (16 August 1573 – 10 February 1598) was queen consort of Poland and Sweden by marriage to King Sigismund III Vasa.
Aparicio Saravia Da Rosa (August 16, 1856 – September 10, 1904) was a Uruguayan politician and military leader.
Ara Güler (Արա Կիւլեր, born August 16, 1928 in Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey) is an Armenian-Turkish photojournalist, nicknamed "the Eye of Istanbul" or "the Photographer of Istanbul".
Armand John "A.J." Piron (August 16, 1888 – February 17, 1943) was an American jazz violinist, band leader, and composer.
Arthur Achleitner (August 16, 1858 in Straubing, Bavaria, Germany – September 29, 1927 in Munich) was a German writer.
Arthur Cayley F.R.S. (16 August 1821 – 26 January 1895) was a British mathematician.
Arvind Kejriwal (born 16 August 1968) is an Indian politician and a former bureaucrat who is the current and 7th Chief Minister of Delhi since February 2015.
was the 7th shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate who reigned from 1442 to 1443 during the Muromachi period of Japan.
Assassination is the killing of a prominent person, either for political or religious reasons or for payment.
August 15 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - August 17 All fixed commemorations below are observed on August 29 by Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.
Azzone Visconti (7 December 1302 – 16 August 1339) was lord of Milan from 1329 until his death.
Álvaro Tardáguila Silva (born August 16, 1975) is a Uruguayan professional racing cyclist.
George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948) was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935.
Bahaedin Adab (بهاءالدين ادب), also spelled Bahaeddin or Bahaoddin Adab, Kurdish "Baha Adab" (1945 – 16 August 2007) was a prominent Iranian Kurdish politician and engineer.
Kandasamy Iyer Balanadarajah Iyer (Balanadarasan) also known as Sinna Bala Sunday Leader - October 17, 2004 (June 6, 1957 – August 16, 2004) was a Sri Lankan Tamil activist,writer and a Poet who was a media secretary and a senior member of EPDP Eelam People's Democratic Party.
Barbara George (16 August 1942 – 10 August 2006) was an American R&B singer and songwriter.
Barry Andrew Hay (born 16 August 1948) is an Indian-born Dutch musician best known as the lead vocalist and frontman for Dutch rock band Golden Earring.
Barry Venison (born 16 August 1964) is an English former professional footballer and sports television pundit, who as a player was a defender from 1981 to 1997.
The Battle of Acosta Ñu or Campo Grande (Guaraní: Acosta Ñu ñorainõ) was a battle during the Paraguayan War, where, on August 16, 1869, between the Triple Alliance and Paraguay.
The Battle of Bennington was a battle of the American Revolutionary War, part of the Saratoga campaign, that took place on August 16, 1777, in Walloomsac, New York, about from its namesake Bennington, Vermont.
The Battle of Camden was a major victory for the British in the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence).
The Battle of Elands River was an engagement of the Second Boer War that took place between 4 and 16 August 1900 in western Transvaal.
The Battle of lake Baikal was probably the only naval battle to be undertaken by Czechoslovak forces.
The Battle of Mars-La-Tour was fought on 16 August 1870, during the Franco-Prussian War, near the town of Mars-La-Tour in northeast France.
The Battle of Plymouth was a naval battle in the First Anglo-Dutch War.
The Battle of Radzymin (Bitwa pod Radzyminem) took place during the Polish–Soviet War (1919–21).
The Battle of the Spurs, or Battle of Guinegate, took place on 16 August 1513.
The battlecruiser, or battle cruiser, was a type of capital ship of the first half of the 20th century.
Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó (20 October 1882 – 16 August 1956), better known as Bela Lugosi, was a Hungarian-American actor famous for portraying Count Dracula in the 1931 film and for his roles in various other horror films.
Ben Galea (born 16 August 1978) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer.
Bennington Battle Day is a state holiday unique to Vermont, commemorating the American victory over British forces at the Battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War in 1777.
Bernard de Tramelay (died 16 August 1153) was the fourth Grand Master of the Knights Templar.
Bernarr Macfadden (born Bernard Adolphus McFadden, August 16, 1868 – October 12, 1955) was an American proponent of physical culture, a combination of bodybuilding with nutritional and health theories.
William John Evans (August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980) was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting.
William "Sputnik" Spooner (born August 16, 1949) is a musician, guitarist, and songwriter, and the founder of The Tubes, a theatrical rock band.
Billy Joe Shaver (born August 16, 1939) is a Texas country music singer and songwriter.
Robert Elmer Balaban (born August 16, 1945) is an American actor, author, producer, and director.
Robert Byron "Bob" Hardy (born 16 August 1980) is an English musician and the bassist for the Glasgow-based band Franz Ferdinand.
Bonnie Lynn Bernstein (born August 16, 1970) is an American sports journalist and executive.
Boris Rõtov (Boris Rõtov; 20 August 1937 – 10 September 1987) was a Russian-Estonian chess player who won the Estonian Chess Championship (1978).
The Brazilian Army (Exército Brasileiro) is the land arm of the Brazilian Armed Forces.
Roger Schütz, popularly known as Brother Roger (Frère Roger; May 12, 1915 – August 16, 2005), was a Swiss Christian leader and monastic brother.
Bruce Beresford (born 16 August 1940) is an Australian film director who has made more than 30 feature films over a 50-year career.
The Byzantine Empire, also referred to as the Eastern Roman Empire and Byzantium, was the continuation of the Roman Empire in its eastern provinces during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, when its capital city was Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul, which had been founded as Byzantium).
Caeleb Remel Dressel (born August 16, 1996) is an American freestyle, breaststroke, and butterfly swimmer who specializes in the sprint events.
The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organizing a liturgical year by associating each day with one or more saints and referring to the day as the feast day or feast of said saint.
Camden is a city in Kershaw County, South Carolina, United States.
Candice Dupree (born August 16, 1984) is an American basketball player for the Indiana Fever of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).
Carey Price (born August 16, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who plays for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Carl William Mays (November 12, 1891 – April 4, 1971) was a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1915 to 1929.
Carl Mydans (May 20, 1907 – August 16, 2004) was an American photographer who worked for the Farm Security Administration and ''Life'' magazine.
Carl Theodor Schulz (5 April 1835 – 16 August 1914) was a Norwegian gardener.
Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun, also sometimes Moseley-Braun (born August 16, 1947), is an American diplomat, politician and lawyer who represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999.
A cartoon is a type of illustration, possibly animated, typically in a non-realistic or semi-realistic style.
Cavalry (from the French cavalerie, cf. cheval 'horse') or horsemen were soldiers or warriors who fought mounted on horseback.
Cebu (Lalawigan sa Sugbu; Lalawigan ng Cebu) is a province of the Philippines located in the region, and consisting of a main island and 167 surrounding islands and islets.
Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski; August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German born American poet, novelist, and short story writer.
Charles-François de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec (Paris, 19 August 1719Saint-Jean-d'Angély, 16 August 1781), was a French soldier and diplomat from an ancient, noble and distinguished French military family (see House of Broglie).
Children's Day is a day recognised to celebrate children.
Christian Emeka Okoye (born August 16, 1961), is a Nigerian-American former American football fullback for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1987 to 1992.
Christina of Lorraine or Christine de Lorraine (16 August 1565 – 19 December 1637) was a member of the House of Lorraine and was the Grand Duchess of Tuscany by marriage.
Christine Josephine Cavanaugh (born Sandberg; August 16, 1963 – December 22, 2014) was an American actress who had a distinctive speaking style and provided the voice for a large range of cartoon characters.
The Cleveland Indians are an American professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio.
George Clifford "Cliff" Fletcher (born August 16, 1935) is a National Hockey League executive and is a former general manager of the Atlanta Flames/Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Phoenix Coyotes.
Coca-Cola, or Coke (also Pemberton's Cola at certain Georgian vendors), is a carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company.
The Commonwealth Games are an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.
Communist Party of Bukhara was a political party in Bukhara.
A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is governed.
Emilie (Ämilie, Aemilie) Juliane (19 August 1637 – 3 December 1706) was a German countess and hymn writer.
A coup d'état, also known simply as a coup, a putsch, golpe de estado, or an overthrow, is a type of revolution, where the illegal and overt seizure of a state by the military or other elites within the state apparatus occurs.
Cristin Milioti (born August 16, 1985) is an American actress and singer.
Cyprus (Κύπρος; Kıbrıs), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία; Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti), is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean.
The Czechoslovak Legion (Československé legie in Czech and Slovak) were volunteer armed forces composed predominantly of Czechs with a small number of Slovaks (approximately 8 percent) fighting together with the Entente powers during World War I. Their goal was to win the Allied Powers' support for the independence of Bohemia and Moravia from the Austrian Empire and of Slovak territories from the Kingdom of Hungary, which were then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Daly City is the largest city in San Mateo County, California, United States, with an estimated 2014 population of 106,094.
Damian Jacques Jackson (born August 16, 1973) is a former major league second baseman.
David Charles Thomas (16 August 193427 August 2013) was a Welsh professional golfer and renowned golf course architect.
David A. Anderson, (born August 16, 1937 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a former Canadian cabinet minister.
David Behrman (born August 16, 1937 in Salzburg, Austria) is an American composer and a pioneer of computer music.
David Rees FRS (29 May 1918 – 16 August 2013) was a professor of pure mathematics at the University of Exeter, having been head of the Mathematics / Mathematical Sciences Department at Exeter for many years.
Dawson Charlie or K̲áa Goox̱ (ca. 1865 – 26 December 1908) was a Canadian Tagish/Tlingit First Nation person and one of the co-discoverers of gold at Discovery Claim that led to the Klondike Gold Rush located in the Yukon territory of Northwest Canada.
Désiré Alfred Mérchez (August 16, 1882 – July 8, 1968) was a male French swimmer and water polo player who competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics.
Dương Văn Minh (16 February 1916 – 6 August 2001), popularly known as Big Minh, was a South Vietnamese politician and a senior general in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) and a politician during the presidency of Ngô Đình Diệm.
Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra is the deputy head of Indian state of Maharashtra.
Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.
Diana Wynne Jones (16 August 1934 – 26 March 2011) was a British writer, principally of fantasy novels for children and adults.
Diane Jean Dodds (born 16 August 1958) is a Democratic Unionist Party politician in Northern Ireland.
Fernand Didier Agathe (born 16 August 1975) is a French former professional footballer.
Didier Cuche (born 16 August 1974) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Switzerland.
Diego Sebastián Schwartzman (born 16 August 1992) is an Argentine professional tennis player competing on the ATP Tour.
Dimitrios Ioannidis (Δημήτριος Ιωαννίδης; 13 March 1923 – 16 August 2010), also known as Dimitris Ioannidis, was a Greek military officer and one of the leading figures in the Greek military junta of 1967–1974.
Direct Action Day (16 August 1946), also known as the Great Calcutta Killings, was a day of widespread communal rioting between Muslims and Hindus in the city of Calcutta (now known as Kolkata) in the Bengal province of British India.
Michael Riley "Doc" Powers (April 22, 1870 – April 26, 1909) was an American Major League Baseball player who caught for four different teams from to.
The Dole Air Race, also known as the Dole Derby, was a tragic air race across the Pacific Ocean from northern California to the Territory of Hawaii in August 1927.
The Dominican Restoration War was a guerrilla war between 1863 and 1865 in the Dominican Republic between nationalists and Spain, who had recolonized the country 17 years after its independence.
The Dominion of New Zealand was the historical successor to the Colony of New Zealand.
Donald "Donnie" Roan Dunagan (born August 16, 1934) is a retired American former child actor and United States Marine Corps drill instructor.
Dorival Caymmi (April 30, 1914 – August 16, 2008) was a Brazilian singer, songwriter, actor, and painter active for more than 70 years beginning in 1933.
Dorothy West (June 2, 1907 – August 16, 1998) was a novelist and short story writer during the time of the Harlem Renaissance.
On August 16, 2015, the Syrian Air Force launched strikes on the rebel-held city of Douma, northeast of Damascus, killing at least 96 people and injuring at least 200 others.
Douma (Dūmā) is a city in Syria.
Dušan "Duško" Radović (Душко Радовић) (29 November 1922 – 16 August 1984) was a Serbian children's writer, poet, journalist, aphorist and TV editor.
The Duchy of Brunswick (Herzogtum Braunschweig) was a historical German state.
The Duchy of Mantua was a duchy in Lombardy, Northern Italy, subject to the Holy Roman Empire.
In law, a dwelling (also residence, abode) is a self-contained unit of accommodation used by one or more households as a home, such as a house, apartment, mobile home, houseboat, vehicle or other 'substantial' structure.
Ernst Friedrich Schumacher (19 August 1911 – 4 September 1977) was a German statistician and economist who is best known for his proposals for human-scale, decentralised and appropriate technologies.
Howard Earl Averill (May 21, 1902 – August 16, 1983) was an American player in Major League Baseball (MLB) who was a center fielder from 1929 to 1941.
Earl Blumenauer (born August 16, 1948) is the U.S. Representative for, serving since 1996.
The Eastern Orthodox Church, also known as the Orthodox Church, or officially as the Orthodox Catholic Church, is the second-largest Christian Church, with over 250 million members.
Eddie Kirkland (August 16, 1923 – February 27, 2011) was an American electric blues guitarist, harmonicist, singer, and songwriter.
Edward Walter "Eddie" Olczyk Jr. (born August 16, 1966) is an American former professional hockey player and head coach from the United States.
Eduardo "Morpheus" Maiorino (August 16, 1979 – December 23, 2012) was a Brazilian professional kickboxer and mixed martial artist.
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.
Emerson Ramos Borges (born 16 August 1980) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a defender for Italian club FeralpiSalò.
Emily Burns Strayer (Erwin, before Robison; born August 16, 1972) is an American songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and a founding member of the female country band the Dixie Chicks.
Emperor Ai of Han (27 BC – 15 August 1 BC) was an emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
Empress Ma (馬皇后, personal name unknown) (40 – August 16, 79), formally Empress Mingde (明德皇后, literally, "the understanding and virtuous empress"), was an empress during the Eastern Han Dynasty from the year 60 until her death.
Eric Weissberg (born August 16, 1939) is an American singer, banjo player and multi-instrumentalist, best known for playing solo in "Dueling Banjos," featured as the theme of the movie Deliverance (1972) and released as a single that reached number 2 in 1973 in the United States and Canada.
Ernest Aaron "Ernie" Freeman (August 16, 1922 – May 16, 1981) was an American pianist, organist, bandleader, and arranger.
Evanna Patricia Lynch (born 16 August 1991) is an Irish actress, vegan activist, podcast host, model and narrator.
Eydie Gormé (born Edith Garmezano; August 16, 1928 – August 10, 2013) was an American singer who performed solo as well as with her husband, Steve Lawrence, in popular ballads and swing.
The fastball is the most common type of pitch thrown by pitchers in baseball and softball.
Felix the Cat is a funny-animal cartoon character created in the silent film era.
Fess Elisha Parker Jr. (born F.E. Parker;Weaver, Tom., p. 148 (McFarland 2012). August 16, 1924 – March 18, 2010)(March 18, 2010) CBS News Accessed March 18, 2010 was an American film and television actor best known for his portrayals of Davy Crockett in the Walt Disney 1955–1956 TV miniseries and as Daniel Boone in a television series from 1964 to 1970.
Fiddlesticks is a ground-breaking 1930 animated cartoon film.
The First Anglo-Dutch War, or, simply, the First Dutch War, (Eerste Engelse zeeoorlog "First English Sea War") (1652–54) was a conflict fought entirely at sea between the navies of the Commonwealth of England and the United Provinces of the Netherlands.
The flag of the Dominican Republic represents the Dominican Republic and, together with the coat of arms and the national anthem, has the status of national symbol.
Fort Shelby was a military fort in Detroit, Michigan that played a significant role in the War of 1812.
The Franco-Prussian War or Franco-German War (Deutsch-Französischer Krieg, Guerre franco-allemande), often referred to in France as the War of 1870 (19 July 1871) or in Germany as 70/71, was a conflict between the Second French Empire of Napoleon III and the German states of the North German Confederation led by the Kingdom of Prussia.
Francis Newton Gifford (August 16, 1930 – August 9, 2015) was an American football player and television sports commentator.
Francis Martin Patrick "Frankie" Boyle (born 16 August 1972) is a Scottish comedian and writer, well known for his pessimistic and often controversial sense of humour.
Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish indie rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow.
Franz Leopold Maria Möst (born 16 August 1960), known professionally as Franz Welser-Möst, is an Austrian conductor.
In Newtonian physics, free fall is any motion of a body where gravity is the only force acting upon it.
Major Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon (12 September 1866 – 12 August 1941), was a British Liberal politician and administrator who served as Governor General of Canada, the 13th since Canadian Confederation, and as Viceroy and Governor-General of India, the country's 22nd.
French India, formally the Établissements français dans l'Inde ("French establishments in India"), was a French colony comprising geographically separate enclaves on the Indian subcontinent.
The French Revolution (Révolution française) was a period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France and its colonies that lasted from 1789 until 1799.
Friedrich Baum (1727–1777) was a German dragoon Lieutenant Colonel of Brunswick in British service during the American Revolutionary War.
Jack Barton Adkisson Sr. (August 16, 1929 – September 10, 1997) was an American professional wrestler known more under the ring name Fritz Von Erich, better known today as a wrestling promoter and the patriarch of the Von Erich family.
Gabon, officially the Gabonese Republic (République gabonaise), is a sovereign state on the west coast of Central Africa.
Jonas Ferdinand Gabriel Lippmann (16 August 1845 – 13 July 1921) was a Franco-Luxembourgish physicist and inventor, and Nobel laureate in physics for his method of reproducing colours photographically based on the phenomenon of interference.
Gary Alexander Loizzo (August 16, 1945 – January 16, 2016) was an American guitarist, singer, recording engineer, and record producer.
A geomagnetic storm (commonly referred to as a solar storm) is a temporary disturbance of the Earth's magnetosphere caused by a solar wind shock wave and/or cloud of magnetic field that interacts with the Earth's magnetic field.
Admiral Sir George Ayscue (ca 1616–1671) was an English naval officer who served in the English Civil War and the Anglo-Dutch Wars.
George Washington Carmack (September 24, 1860 – June 5, 1922) was a Contra Costa County, California-born prospector in the Yukon.
George Galloway (born 16 August 1954) is a British politician, broadcaster and writer.
Giorgi I (გიორგი I) (998 or 1002 – 16 August 1027), of the House of Bagrationi, was the king of Georgia from 1014 until his death in 1027.
William George Meany (August 16, 1894 – January 10, 1980) was an American labor union leader for 57 years.
George Scott (29 September 1885 – 16 August 1916) was an English footballer.
George Sheehy Stults (born August 16, 1975) is an American actor and former fashion model.
Georgette Heyer (16 August 1902 – 4 July 1974) was an English historical romance and detective fiction novelist.
Gloria Blondell (August 16, 1910 – March 25, 1986) was an actress and voice actress between 1938 and 1962, and was the younger sister of Joan Blondell.
Godfrey Itama Oboabona (born 16 August 1990) is a Nigerian international footballer who plays for Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli, as a defender.
Golden Earring is a Dutch rock band, founded in 1961 in The Hague as the Golden Earrings (the definite article was dropped in 1967, while the "s" was dropped in 1969).
The Governor General of Canada (Gouverneure générale du Canada) is the federal viceregal representative of the.
The Governor-General of New Zealand (Te Kāwana Tianara o Aotearoa) is the viceregal representative of the monarch of New Zealand, currently Queen Elizabeth II.
The Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (Gouverneur-generaal van Nederlands Indië) represented Dutch rule in the Dutch East Indies between 1610 and Dutch recognition of the independence of Indonesia in 1945.
, more commonly known as, is a festival in Kyoto, Japan.
Each man who held the position of Grand Master of the Knights Templar was the supreme commander of the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (also known as the Knights Templar), starting with founder Hugues de Payens in 1118.
Gregorio Luperón (September 8, 1839 – May 21, 1897), is best known for being a Dominican military and state leader who was one of the leaders in the restoration of the Dominican Republic after the Spanish annexation in 1863.
Greyson Michael Chance (born August 16, 1997) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist.
Harold Rudolf Foster (August 16, 1892 – July 25, 1982), better known as Hal Foster, was a Canadian-American comic book artist and writer best known as the creator of the comic strip Prince Valiant.
Hamilton is a port city in the Canadian province of Ontario.
A harpsichord is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard which activates a row of levers that in turn trigger a mechanism that plucks one or more strings with a small plectrum.
Hasely Joachim Crawford TC (born 16 August 1950) is a former track and field athlete from Trinidad and Tobago.
King Hassan II (الحسن الثاني, MSA: (a)l-ḥasan aṯ-ṯānī, Darija: el-ḥasan ett(s)âni); 9 July 1929 – 23 July 1999) was King of Morocco from 1961 until his death in 1999. He was the eldest son of Mohammed V, Sultan, then King of Morocco (1909–1961), and his second wife, Lalla Abla bint Tahar (1909–1992). Hassan was known to be one of the most severe rulers of Morocco.
was a political leader, and the eldest daughter of Hōjō Tokimasa (the first shikken, or regent, of the Kamakura shogunate) by his wife Hōjō no Maki.
Helmut Rahn (16 August 1929 – 14 August 2003), known as Der Boss (The Boss), was a German footballer who played as a forward.
Henry Colburn (1784 – 16 August 1855) was a British publisher.
Henry Daglish (18 November 1866 – 16 August 1920) was the sixth Premier of Western Australia and the state's first Labor Premier.
Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 1509 until his death.
The Holy Roman Empire (Sacrum Romanum Imperium; Heiliges Römisches Reich) was a multi-ethnic but mostly German complex of territories in central Europe that developed during the Early Middle Ages and continued until its dissolution in 1806.
The Hongxi Emperor (洪熙; 16 August 1378 – 29 May 1425), personal name Zhu Gaochi (朱高熾), was the fourth emperor of the Ming dynasty of China.
Honolulu is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Hawaiokinai.
The House of Gonzaga was a princely family that ruled Mantua, in northern Italy, from 1328 to 1708; they also ruled Monferrato in Piedmont and Nevers in France, and also many other lesser fiefs throughout Europe.
The House of Lorraine (Haus Lothringen) originated as a cadet branch of the House of Metz.
The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC, or House Committee on Un-American Activities, or HCUA) was an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives.
Hugo Gernsback (born Hugo Gernsbacher, August 16, 1884 – August 19, 1967) was a Luxembourgish-American inventor, writer, editor, and magazine publisher, best known for publications including the first science fiction magazine.
Humans (taxonomically Homo sapiens) are the only extant members of the subtribe Hominina.
Ian Deans (August 16, 1937 – May 3, 2016) was a politician in Ontario, Canada.
Ian Anthony Moran (born 16 August 1979) is an Australian cricketer who has played List A cricket for Scotland and Twenty20 cricket for New South Wales, the Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Thunder.
Ida Alison Browne (1900–1976) was an Australian geologist and palaeontologist at the University of Sydney.
Idi Amin Dada (2816 August 2003) was a Ugandan politician and military officer.
Egnatius "Iggy" Katona (August 16, 1916, Toledo, Ohio – December 4, 2003, Daytona Beach, Florida) was an American stock car racer from Willis, Michigan.
According to Christian tradition, the Image of Edessa was a holy relic consisting of a square or rectangle of cloth upon which a miraculous image of the face of Jesus had been imprinted—the first icon ("image").
Inez Ferne Voyce (born August 16, 1924) is a former first basewoman who played from through in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Irving Langmuir (January 31, 1881 – August 16, 1957) was an American chemist and physicist.
Ismaïl Aissati (born 16 August 1988) is a Moroccan footballer who plays for Denizlispor as a midfielder.
Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin (p; – 7 February 1942) was a 20th-century illustrator and stage designer who took part in the Mir iskusstva, contributed to the Ballets Russes, co-founded the Union of Russian Painters (Сою́з ру́сских худо́жников) and from 1937 was a member of the Artists' Union of the USSR.
Ivan Hlinka (January 26, 1950 – August 16, 2004) was a Czech professional ice hockey player and coach.
Iván Jacinto Hurtado Angulo (born 16 August 1974 in Esmeraldas) is a Ecuadorian football centre back, who plays for the Brazilian team 7 de Abril.
Jacob David Bekenstein (יעקב בקנשטיין; May 1, 1947 – August 16, 2015) was a Mexican-born Israeli-American theoretical physicist who made fundamental contributions to the foundation of black hole thermodynamics and to other aspects of the connections between information and gravitation.
Jacob Bernoulli (also known as James or Jacques; – 16 August 1705) was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family.
Jacqueline (Jacoba van Beieren; Jacqueline de Bavière; 15 July 1401 – 8 October 1436), was a Duchess of Bavaria-Straubing, Countess of Holland and Zeeland and Countess of Hainaut from 1417 to 1433.
Jaime Sáenz Guzmán (29 October 1921 – 16 August 1986) was a Bolivian poet, novelist, and short story writer.
Jakob Rosanes (also Jacob; 16 August 1842 – 6 January 1922) was a German mathematician who worked on algebraic geometry and invariant theory.
James "J.T." Taylor (born August 16, 1953, Laurens, South Carolina) is an American singer and actor best known as the former lead singer of the R&B/funk band, Kool & the Gang.
James Buchanan Jr. (April 23, 1791June 1, 1868) was an American politician who served as the 15th President of the United States (1857–61), serving immediately prior to the American Civil War.
James Francis CameronSpace Foundation.
James Casey (16 August 1922 – 23 April 2011), known professionally as Jim Casey, was at various times during his long career a Variety comedian on the English music-halls, a scriptwriter for BBC Radio's variety shows and situation comedies, and a senior BBC Radio Light Entertainment producer.
James Sinclair Taylor McGowen (16 August 1855 – 7 April 1922) was an Australian politician and the first Labor Premier of New South Wales from 21 October 1910 to 30 June 1913.
James Reilly (born 16 August 1955) is an Irish Fine Gael politician and medical doctor.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
Jean de la Bruyère (16 August 1645 – 11 May 1696) was a French philosopher and moralist, who was noted for his satire.
Jean-Martin Charcot (29 November 1825 – 16 August 1893) was a French neurologist and professor of anatomical pathology.
Jeff Corey (August 10, 1914 – August 16, 2002) was an American stage and screen actor and director who became a well-respected acting teacher after being blacklisted in the 1950s.
Jeffrey Robert Thomson (born 16 August 1950) is a former Australian cricketer.
Jesika Malečková (born 16 August 1994 in Hořovice) is a Czech tennis player.
James Arias (born August 16, 1964) is a former tennis touring professional player from the United States.
Jean-Marie Faustin Godefroid "João" de Havelange (8 May 1916 – 16 August 2016) was a Brazilian lawyer, businessman, athlete and centenarian who served as the seventh President of FIFA from 1974 to 1998.
Joseph Nicholas "Joey" Spampinato (born August 16, 1948, Bronx, New York) is a multi-instrumentalist and was a founding member and bass player of NRBQ.
John Bosco (Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco; 16 August 181531 January 1888), SaintPatrickDC.org. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
John George Diefenbaker (September 18, 1895 – August 16, 1979) was the 13th Prime Minister of Canada, serving from June 21, 1957 to April 22, 1963.
John II Megas Komnenos (Ιωάννης Β΄ Μέγας Κομνηνός, Iōannēs II Megas Komnēnos) (c. 1262 – 16 August 1297) was Emperor of Trebizond from 1280 to 1297.
John Jones Ross, (August 16, 1831 – May 4, 1901) was born in Quebec City, Canada.
John Joseph McLaughlin (March 29, 1927 – August 16, 2016) was an American television personality and political commentator.
John Stith Pemberton (July 8, 1831 – August 16, 1888) was an American pharmacist who is best known as the inventor of Coca-Cola.
John Junior Roseboro (May 13, 1933 – August 16, 2002) was an American professional baseball player and coach.
Sir John Ronald Leon Standing, 4th Baronet (born John Ronald Leon; 16 August 1934) is an English actor.
John Stark (August 28, 1728 – May 8, 1822) was a New Hampshire native who served as an officer in the British Army during the French and Indian war and a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
Johann (30 June 1468 – 16 August 1532), known as Johann the Steadfast or Johann the Constant, was Elector of Saxony from 1525 until 1532 from the House of Wettin.
Joleon Patrick Lescott (born 16 August 1982) is a former English professional footballer.
Jonatan Lillebror Johansson (born 16 August 1975) is a Finnish former football player and is currently an assistant coach at Rangers.
José Luis Clerc (born 16 August 1958) is a former Argentine professional tennis player, and one of the most important Argentine players in history.
José Maria de Eça de Queiroz (25 November 1845 – 16 August 1900) is generally considered to have been the greatest Portuguese writer in the realist style.
Joseph William Kittinger II (born July 27, 1928) is a retired colonel in the United States Air Force and a USAF Command Pilot.
Jules Laforgue (16 August 1860 – 20 August 1887) was a Franco-Uruguayan poet, often referred to as a Symbolist poet.
Julie Newmar (born Julia Chalene Newmeyer, August 16, 1933) is an American actress, dancer, and singer, known for a variety of stage, screen, and television roles as well as a writer, lingerie inventor, and real estate mogul.
The Junkers Ju 287 was an aerodynamic testbed built in Nazi Germany to develop the technology required for a multi-engine jet bomber.
Baron was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy, member and final leader of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association and 42nd Prime Minister of Japan from 7 April to 17 August 1945.
Karen Chen (born August 16, 1999) is a Taiwanese American figure skater.
Katharine E. Hamnett CBE (born 16 August 1947, in Gravesend, Kent) is a British fashion designer best known for her political t-shirts and her ethical business philosophy.
Kathryn Lee Gifford (born Epstein, previously Johnson; born August 16, 1953) is an American television host, singer, songwriter, author, comedian, and actress.
Keish (1859 or 18601901 Census of Canada, District 206, Subdistrict f-93 (Cariboo Crossing, Yukon), at page 2, line 2, at, (Dec. 28, 2013). – July 11, 1916), legally James Mason, best known by his nickname Skookum Jim Mason, was a member of the Tagish First Nation in what became the Yukon Territory of Canada.
Ketty Lester (born Revoyda Frierson; August 16, 1934) is an American singer and actress known for her 1962 hit single "Love Letters", which reached the top 5 of the charts in the U.S. and the U.K. She also is known for her role as Hester-Sue Terhune on the American television series Little House on the Prairie.
Kevin Ayers (16 August 1944 – 18 February 2013) was an English singer-songwriter who was a major influential force in the English psychedelic movement.
The Kingdom of Prussia (Königreich Preußen) was a German kingdom that constituted the state of Prussia between 1701 and 1918.
The Klondike Gold Rush was a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon in north-western Canada between 1896 and 1899.
The Klondike River (Hän: Tr'ondëk) is a tributary of the Yukon River in Canada that gave its name to the Klondike Gold Rush.
Kolkata (also known as Calcutta, the official name until 2001) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.
Konstantin Vassiljev (born 16 August 1984) is an Estonian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Ekstraklasa club Piast Gliwice and the Estonia national team.
Krisztina Egerszegi (born 16 August 1974) is a Hungarian former world record holding swimmer and one of the greatest Hungarian Olympic champions of the modern era.
, officially, is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture, located in the Kansai region of Japan.
Laura Elizabeth Innes (born August 16, 1957) is an American actress and television director.
Lesley Ann Warren (born August 16, 1946) is an American actress and singer.
Lesley Rosemary Turner Bowrey, AM (née Turner; born 16 August 1942) is a retired professional tennis player from Australia.
Leslie François Saint Roc Manigat (August 16, 1930 – June 27, 2014) was a Haitian politician who was elected as President of Haiti in a tightly controlled military held election in January 1988. He served as President for only a few months, from February 1988 to June 1988, before being ousted by the military.
An example of levée en masse (or, in English, "mass levy") was the policy of forced mass military conscription of all able-bodied, unmarried men between the ages of 18 and 25 adopted in the aftermath of the French Revolution of 1789.
Juliane "Liane" Haid (16 August 1895 – 28 November 2000) was an Austrian actress who has often been referred to as Austria's first movie star.
The United States has maintained a consular presence in New Zealand since 1838.
The Chief Minister of Delhi is the chief executive of the National Capital Territory of Delhi in north India.
This is a list of diplomatic missions of the United States of America.
The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) and its variants were the highest awards in the military and paramilitary forces of Nazi Germany during World War II.
Lois June Nettleton (August 16, 1927 – January 18, 2008) was an American film, stage, radio, and television actress.
Louis, Duke of Burgundy and later Dauphin of France (16 August 1682 – 18 February 1712) was the eldest son of Louis, Grand Dauphin, and father of Louis XV, and briefly heir to the throne from his father's death in April 1711 to his own death 10 months later.
Loyset Compère (– 16 August 1518) was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance.
Luigi Zampa (Rome, January 2, 1905 – Rome, August 16, 1991) was an Italian film-maker.
Lydia Field Emmet (January 23, 1866 - August 16, 1952) was an American artist best known for her work as a portraitist.
Macfadden Communications Group is a publisher of business magazines.
Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
Mae Clarke (born Violet Mary Klotz; August 16, 1910 – April 29, 1992) was an American actress.
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
Malcolm Earl "Mal" Waldron (August 16, 1925 – December 2, 2002) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
Mandatory Palestine (فلسطين; פָּלֶשְׂתִּינָה (א"י), where "EY" indicates "Eretz Yisrael", Land of Israel) was a geopolitical entity under British administration, carved out of Ottoman Syria after World War I. British civil administration in Palestine operated from 1920 until 1948.
Manisha Koirala (born 16 August 1970) is a Nepalese actress who mainly appears in Hindi films, though she has worked in several South Indian and Nepali films.
Marc Sergeant (born 16 August 1959 in Aalst, East Flanders) is a Belgian former professional road bicycle racer.
Marc-Antoine Parseval des Chênes (27 April 1755 – 16 August 1836) was a French mathematician, most famous for what is now known as Parseval's theorem, which presaged the unitarity of the Fourier transform.
Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American novelist and journalist under the pseudonym Peggy Mitchell.
Marianos Argyros (Μαριανός Ἀργυρός) was a Byzantine aristocrat and member of the Argyros family.
The Marikana massacre, which took place on 16 August 2012, was the most lethal use of force by South African security forces against civilians since 1960.
Mario Gaspare R. Oriani-Ambrosini (October 26, 1960 – August 16, 2014) was an Italian constitutional lawyer and politician who was a Member of Parliament in South Africa with the Inkatha Freedom Party.
Mark Coyne (born 16 August 1967) is an Australian former rugby league footballer, a state and national representative player and an Insurance Executive.
John Mark Heard (December 16, 1951 – August 16, 1992) was an American record producer, folk rock singer, and songwriter originally from Macon, Georgia, United States.
Martin Bladen Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke (16 August 1860 – 10 October 1938), generally known as Lord Hawke, was an English amateur cricketer active from 1881 to 1911 who played for Yorkshire and England.
Martine Franck (2 April 1938 – 16 August 2012) was a Belgian documentary and portrait photographer.
Dame Mary Jean Gilmore DBE (née Cameron; 16 August 18653 December 1962) was an Australian writer and journalist known for her prolific contributions to Australian literature and the broader national discourse.
was a Japanese farmer and philosopher celebrated for his natural farming and re-vegetation of desertified lands.
Masoud Barzani (Mesûd Barzanî; born 16 August 1946) is a Kurdish politician who had been President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region from 2005 to 2017.
Mateja Svet, born 16 August 1968 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Yugoslavia, is a former Yugoslavian alpine skier.
Matthew "Matt" Frederick Christopher (August 16, 1917 – September 20, 1997) was an American writer of children's books.
Matteo Anesi (born 16 August 1984) is an Italian speed skater who won a gold medal in the team pursuit at the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Matthew Tindal (1657 – 16 August 1733) was an eminent English deist author.
Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (6 May 1758 – 28 July 1794) was a French lawyer and politician, as well as one of the best known and most influential figures associated with the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror.
Menachem Begin (Menaḥem Begin,; Menakhem Volfovich Begin; 16 August 1913 – 9 March 1992) was an Israeli politician, founder of Likud and the sixth Prime Minister of Israel.
The Merina Kingdom, or Kingdom of Madagascar, officially the Kingdom of Imerina (1540–1897) was a pre-colonial state off the coast of Southeast Africa that, by the 19th century, dominated most of what is now Madagascar.
Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter (24 March 1607 – 29 April 1676) was a Dutch admiral.
The Migratory Bird Treaty or Convention is an environmental treaty between Canada and the United States.
Mihri Belli (December 1915 – 16 August 2011) was a prominent leader of the socialist movement in Turkey.
Michael Jorgensen (born August 16, 1948) is an American former professional baseball first baseman and outfielder who currently works in the St. Louis Cardinals' front office.
Mile Mrkšić (Миле Мркшић; 1 May 1947 – 16 August 2015) was a Colonel of the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) in charge of the unit involved in the Battle of Vukovar during the Croatian War of Independence in 1991.
Millôr Fernandes (August 16, 1923. Releituras (in Portuguese) – March 27, 2012) was a Brazilian writer, journalist, cartoonist, humorist and playwright.
The Minamata Convention on Mercury is an international treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds.
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (An tAire Leanaí agus Gnóthaí Óige) is the senior minister at the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in the Government of Ireland.
The Minister of International Trade is a Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet.
was a well-known Japanese military aviator and politician.
Moussa Sissoko (born 16 August 1989) is a French professional footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur and the France national team.
National Airborne Day is a day designated by the United States Congress to honor the nation's airborne forces of the Armed Forces.
The National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Quốc hội nước Cộng hoà xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam) is Vietnam's legislative body.
The National Convention (Convention nationale) was the first government of the French Revolution, following the two-year National Constituent Assembly and the one-year Legislative Assembly.
The Legislative Assembly (Assemblée législative) was the legislature of France from 1 October 1791 to 20 September 1792 during the years of the French Revolution.
New Mexico (Nuevo México, Yootó Hahoodzo) is a state in the Southwestern Region of the United States of America.
The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx.
Nguyễn Khánh (November 8, 1927 – January 11, 2013) was a South Vietnamese military officer and Army of the Republic of Vietnam general who served in various capacities as head of state and prime minister of South Vietnam while at the head of a military junta from January 1964 until February 1965.
Nigel Redman was born on 16 August 1964 in Cardiff.
Nikephoros II Phokas (Latinized: Nicephorus II Phocas; Νικηφόρος Β΄ Φωκᾶς, Nikēphóros II Phōkãs; c. 912 – 11 December 969) was Byzantine Emperor from 963 to 969.
Nikolaos "Nikos" Zisis (alternate spelling: Zissis; Νικόλαος "Νίκος" Ζήσης; born August 16, 1983) is a Greek professional basketball player for Brose Bamberg of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) and the EuroLeague.
The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish, Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is one of the five Nobel Prizes created by the Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry (Nobelpriset i kemi) is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to scientists in the various fields of chemistry.
The Nobel Prize in Physics (Nobelpriset i fysik) is a yearly award given by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for those who conferred the most outstanding contributions for mankind in the field of physics.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Nobelpriset i fysiologi eller medicin), administered by the Nobel Foundation, is awarded once a year for outstanding discoveries in the fields of life sciences and medicine.
Northwest Airlines Flight 255, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, crashed shortly after takeoff from Detroit Metropolitan Airport on August 16, 1987, at about 8:46 p.m. EDT (00:46 UTC August 17), killing all six crew members and 148 of its 149 passengers, along with two people on the ground.
NRBQ is an American rock brand founded in 1966.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Urdu/نصرت فتح علی خان‎; 13 October 1948 – 16 August 1997) was a Pakistani musician, primarily a singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis.
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States.
Octavia Pannell Taylor (15 August 1816September 1820) was the third child and third daughter of Zachary Taylor and his wife Margaret Mackall Smith.
was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility.
Orlando Cole (August 16, 1908 – January 25, 2010) was a cello teacher who taught two generations of soloists, chamber musicians, and first cellists in a dozen leading orchestras, including Lynn Harrell, Jonah Kim, Ronald Leonard, Lorne Munroe, Peter Stumpf and Marcy Rosen.
Oscar Collodo (born 16 August 1958 in Bern, Switzerland) is a former Swiss Italian rugby union footballer.
Otto James Messmer (August 16, 1892 – October 28, 1983) was an American animator, best known for his work on the Felix the Cat cartoons and comic strip produced by the Pat Sullivan studio.
Palau-de-Cerdagne (Palau de Cerdanya) is a commune in the eastern Pyrenees (Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France).
The Palestinian people (الشعب الفلسطيني, ash-sha‘b al-Filasṭīnī), also referred to as Palestinians (الفلسطينيون, al-Filasṭīniyyūn, פָלַסְטִינִים) or Palestinian Arabs (العربي الفلسطيني, al-'arabi il-filastini), are an ethnonational group comprising the modern descendants of the peoples who have lived in Palestine over the centuries, including Jews and Samaritans, and who today are largely culturally and linguistically Arab.
Pantelis Konstantinidis (Greek: Παντελής Κωνσταντινίδης; born 16 August 1975) is a Greek former footballer.
Paraguay (Paraguái), officially the Republic of Paraguay (República del Paraguay; Tetã Paraguái), is a landlocked country in central South America, bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest.
The Paraguayan War, also known as the War of the Triple Alliance and the Great War in Paraguay, was a South American war fought from 1864 to 1870 between Paraguay and the Triple Alliance of Argentina, the Empire of Brazil, and Uruguay.
The Paris Commune during the French Revolution was the government of Paris from 1792 until 1795.
Patrick John O'Connor (22 August 1924 – 16 August 1990), was a New Zealand professional wrestler.
Major-General Patrick Aziza (23 December 1947 – 16 August 2014) was the first military Governor of Kebbi State, Nigeria after it was split off from Sokoto State on 27 August 1991 during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
Patrick Francis Moran (16 September 183016 August 1911) was the third Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney and the first Australian cardinal.
Paul Smith Callaway, (August 16, 1909 – March 21, 1995) was a prominent American organist and choral conductor, particularly well known for his thirty-eight years at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., between 1939–1977.
Paul James Gallacher (born 16 August 1979) is a Scottish professional football goalkeeper who currently is the goalkeeping coach for Heart of Midlothian.
Paul Lucian Pasqualoni (born August 16, 1949) is an American football coach who is the defensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL).
Paul van Ass (born 16 August 1960, Bergschenhoek) is a Dutch field hockey coach.
Pavel Královec (born 16 August 1977) is a Czech football referee.
Randolph Peter Best (born Scanland, 24 November 1941) is an English musician, principally known as an original member and the first drummer of the Beatles, from 1960 to 1962.
Peter I (Petar/Петар; – 16 August 1921) reigned as the last King of Serbia (1903–1918) and as the first King of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (1918–1921).
Peter Roman Scholl-Latour (9 March 1924 – 16 August 2014) was a German professor, journalist and author.
The Peterloo Massacre occurred at St Peter's Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000–80,000 who had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation.
Phil Leeds (April 6, 1916 – August 16, 1998) was an American character actor.
Philip I (1207 – 16 August 1285) was the Count of Savoy from 1268 to 1285.
Philippa of Clarence (16 August 1355 – 5 January 1382) was the suo jure Countess of Ulster.
The Philippines (Pilipinas or Filipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a unitary sovereign and archipelagic country in Southeast Asia.
Pierre Brasseur (22 December 1905 – 16 August 1972), born Pierre-Albert Espinasse, was a French actor.
Pierre François André Méchain (16 August 1744 – 20 September 1804) was a French astronomer and surveyor who, with Charles Messier, was a major contributor to the early study of deep sky objects and comets.
Pierre Reid (born August 16, 1948) is a Canadian politician and educator in the province of Quebec.
Pierre Richard (born Pierre-Richard Maurice Charles Léopold Defays; 16 August 1934) is a French actor, film director and screenwriter, best known for the roles of a clumsy daydreamer in comedy films.
Piet Rooijakkers (born August 16, 1980 in Gerwen, North Brabant) is a road bicycle racer from the Netherlands.
The Polish–Soviet War (February 1919 – March 1921) was fought by the Second Polish Republic, Ukrainian People's Republic and the proto-Soviet Union (Soviet Russia and Soviet Ukraine) for control of an area equivalent to today's western Ukraine and parts of modern Belarus.
The Premier of New Brunswick (French (masculine): Premier ministre du Nouveau-Brunswick, or feminine: Première ministre du Nouveau-Brunswick) is the first minister for the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
The Premier of New South Wales is the head of government in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
The Premier of Quebec (French: Premier ministre du Québec (masculine) or Première ministre du Québec (feminine)) is the head of government of the Canadian province of Quebec.
The Premier of Western Australia is the head of the executive branch of government in the Australian state of Western Australia.
Colonel Prentiss Ingraham (December 28, 1843 – August 16, 1904) was a Colonel in the Confederate Army, a mercenary throughout the 1860s, and a fiction writer.
The President of the Republic of Haiti (Président de la République d'Haïti, Prezidan peyi Repiblik Ayiti) is the head of state of Haiti.
The President of Iraqi Kurdistan is the head of an autonomous region in northern Iraq.
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is the head of state and head of the national executive of Nigeria.
The President of Paraguay (Presidente de la República del Paraguay) is according to the Constitution of Paraguay the head of the executive branch of the Government of Paraguay, both head of state and head of government.
The President of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.
The President of the Republic of Uganda is the head of state and head of government of Uganda.
A prime minister is the head of a cabinet and the leader of the ministers in the executive branch of government, often in a parliamentary or semi-presidential system.
The Prime Minister of Canada (Premier ministre du Canada) is the primary minister of the Crown, chairman of the Cabinet, and thus Canada's head of government, charged with advising the Canadian monarch or Governor General of Canada on the exercise of the executive powers vested in them by the constitution.
The Prime Minister of Israel (רֹאשׁ הַמֶּמְשָׁלָה, Rosh HaMemshala, lit. Head of the Government, Hebrew acronym: רה״מ; رئيس الحكومة, Ra'īs al-Ḥukūma) is the head of government of Israel and the most powerful figure in Israeli politics.
Princess Lalla Amina (8 April 1954 – 16 August 2012) was a member of the Moroccan royal family and President of the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports.
*January 1: New Year's Day.
This is a list of holidays in Dominican Republic.
Qawwali (Nastaʿlīq:; Punjabi: ਕਵਾਲੀ (Gurmukhi); Hindi: क़व्वाली; Bangla: কাওয়ালি) is a form of Sufi devotional music popular in South Asia: in the Punjab and Sindh regions of Pakistan; in Hyderabad, Delhi and other parts of India, especially North India; as well as Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions of Bangladesh.
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.
Raosaheb Ramrao Patil, better known as R. R. Patil, (रावसाहेब रामराव पाटील) (16 August 1957 – 16 February 2015), was an Indian politician from the state of Maharashtra.
Rabat (الرِّبَاط,; ⴰⵕⴱⴰⵟ) is the capital city of Morocco and its third largest city with an urban population of approximately 580,000 (2014) and a metropolitan population of over 1.2 million.
Ramakrishna Paramahansa; 18 February 1836 – 16 August 1886),http://belurmath.org/kids_section/birth-of-sri-ramakrishna/ born Gadadhar Chatterjee or Gadadhar Chattopadhyay, was an Indian mystic and yogi during the 19th century. Ramakrishna was given to spiritual ecstacies from a young age, and was influenced by several religious traditions, including devotion toward the goddess Kali, Tantra, Vaishnava bhakti, and Advaita Vedanta. Reverence and admiration for him amongst Bengali elites led to the formation of the Ramakrishna Mission by his chief disciple Swami Vivekananda. His devotees look upon him as an incarnation or Avatara of the formless Supreme Brahman while some devotees see him as an avatara of Vishnu.
Ranavalona I (born Rabodoandrianampoinimerina; 1778 – August 16, 1861), also known as Ramavo and Ranavalo-Manjaka I, was sovereign of the Kingdom of Madagascar from 1828 to 1861.
Raniere Silva dos Santos (born 16 August 1980) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Muhlenbach.
Raymond Johnson Chapman (January 15, 1891 – August 17, 1920) was an American baseball player, spending his entire career as a shortstop for the Cleveland Indians.
The Workers' and Peasants' Red Army (Рабоче-крестьянская Красная армия (РККА), Raboche-krest'yanskaya Krasnaya armiya (RKKA), frequently shortened in Russian to Красная aрмия (КА), Krasnaya armiya (KA), in English: Red Army, also in critical literature and folklore of that epoch – Red Horde, Army of Work) was the army and the air force of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, and, after 1922, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Reiner Kunze (born 16 August 1933 in Oelsnitz, Erzgebirge, Saxony) is a German writer and GDR dissident.
The Revolutionary Tribunal (Tribunal révolutionnaire; unofficially Popular Tribunal) was a court instituted by the National Convention during the French Revolution for the trial of political offenders.
Richard Upjohn (22 January 1802 – 16 August 1878) was a British-born American architect who emigrated to the United States and became most famous for his Gothic Revival churches.
Sir Richard Starkey (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, songwriter, singer, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.
Robert "Squirrel" Earl Lester (August 16, 1942 – January 21, 2010) was the second tenor in the Chicago-based singing group The Chi-Lites.
Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen (30 March 1811N1 – 16 August 1899) was a German chemist.
Robert Martin Culp (August 16, 1930March 24, 2010) was an American actor, screenwriter, voice actor, and director, widely known for his work in television.
Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911August 16, 1938) was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician.
Robert Quiroga (10 October 1969 in San Antonio, Texas – 16 August 2004 in San Antonio) was the International Boxing Federation Super flyweight champion from 1990 to 1993.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Langres (Latin: Dioecesis Lingonensis; French: Diocèse de Langres) is a Roman Catholic diocese comprising the département of Haute-Marne in France.
Ronald Aird, MC (4 May 1902 – 16 August 1986) was an English first-class cricketer and administrator.
Roque Cordero (August 16, 1917 – December 27, 2008) was a Panamanian composer.
Roque Luis Santa Cruz Cantero (born 16 August 1981) is a Paraguayan footballer who plays as a striker for Primera División Paraguaya club Olimpia Asunción.
The Ross Dependency is a region of Antarctica defined by a sector originating at the South Pole, passing along longitudes 160° east to 150° west, and terminating at latitude 60° south.
The Royal Moroccan Air Force, RMAF, (Arabic: القوات الجوية الملكية; Berber: Adwas ujenna ageldan; French: Forces royales air) is the air force branch of the Moroccan Armed Forces.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
Russell Brookes (born 16 August 1945) is a British former rally driver.
Rustenburg (Afrikaans and Dutch: Town of Rest) is a city at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountain range in North West Province of South Africa.
Saif Ali Khan (born Sajid Ali Khan on 16 August 1970) is an Indian film actor and producer.
Saint Armel (Arthfael, "Bear-Prince"; Armagilus) was an early 6th-century holy man in Brittany.
Saint Diomedes (Diomede) of Tarsus (d. between 298 and 311 AD) is venerated as a Greek Christian saint and martyr, one of the Holy Unmercenaries.
Saint Roch or Rocco (lived c. 1348 – 15/16 August 1376/79 (traditionally c. 1295 – 16 August 1327)) was a Catholic saint, a confessor whose death is commemorated on 16 August and 9 September in Italy; he is specially invoked against the plague.
Samuel Christy Trimble (born 16 August 1934 in Lismore, New South Wales) is a former Australian first-class cricketer who played for Queensland between 1959-60 and 1975-76.
The Basílica Menor de San Sebastián, better known as San Sebastian Church, is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Manila, Philippines, and the seat of the Parish of San Sebastian.
Santo Domingo (meaning "Saint Dominic"), officially Santo Domingo de Guzmán, is the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic and the largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean by population.
Sơn Dương is a rural district of Tuyên Quang Province in the Northeast region of Vietnam.
Scott Randolph Asheton (August 16, 1949 – March 15, 2014) was an American musician, best known as the drummer for the rock band the Stooges.
Seán Baptist Brady (born 16 August 1939) is an Irish cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Second Bank of the United States, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was the second federally authorized Hamiltonian national bank in the United States during its 20-year charter from February 1816 to January 1836.
Secunderabad (also spelled sometimes as Sikandar-a-bad) is the twin city of Hyderabad located in the Indian state of Telangana.
Selman Abraham Waksman (July 22, 1888 – August 16, 1973) was a Ukrainian-born, Jewish-American inventor, biochemist and microbiologist whose research into organic substances—largely into organisms that live in soil—and their decomposition promoted the discovery of streptomycin and several other antibiotics.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (born 16 August 1974) is a Guyanese cricketer and former West Indian international cricketer and captain of the West Indies cricket team.
Shuja Khanzada (شجاع خانزاده‎; 28 August 1943 – 16 August 2015) was a Pakistani politician and Pakistan Army colonel, who served as the Home Minister of Punjab from 2014 until his assassination on 16 August 2015.
The Siege of Detroit, also known as the Surrender of Detroit, or the Battle of Fort Detroit, was an early engagement in the British-U.S. War of 1812.
Simplician (Simplicianus; Simpliciano) was Bishop of Milan from 397 to 400 or 401 AD.
A solar flare is a sudden flash of increased Sun's brightness, usually observed near its surface.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) is the national police force of the Republic of South Africa.
South Vietnam, officially the Republic of Vietnam (RVN, Việt Nam Cộng Hòa), was a country that existed from 1955 to 1975 and comprised the southern half of what is now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine owned by Meredith Corporation.
Spyros Panagiotis Skouras (Σπύρος Σκούρας; March 28, 1893 – August 16, 1971) was a Greek American motion picture pioneer and movie executive who was the president of the 20th Century Fox from 1942 to 1962.
Stanley Lazaridis (born 16 August 1972) is an Australian former footballer.
Stefan Klos (born 16 August 1971) is a German retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Stephen I, also known as King Saint Stephen (Szent István király; Sanctus Stephanus; Štefan I. or Štefan Veľký; 975 – 15 August 1038 AD), was the last Grand Prince of the Hungarians between 997 and 1000 or 1001, and the first King of Hungary from 1000 or 1001 until his death in 1038.
Steven John Carell (born August 16, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director.
Stewart Granger (born James Lablache Stewart; 6 May 191316 August 1993) was an English film actor, mainly associated with heroic and romantic leading roles.
Stockwell Burt Day Jr.,, (born August 16, 1950) is a former Canadian politician, and a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Stuart Allen "Stu" Roosa (August 16, 1933 – December 12, 1994), (Col, USAF), was an American aeronautical engineer, United States Air Force pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, who was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 14 mission.
Suzanne Farrell (born August 16, 1945) is an American ballerina and the founder of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Farrell began her ballet training at the age of eight.
The Syrian Air Force, officially the Syrian Arab Air Force (القوات الجوية العربية السورية, Al Quwwat al-Jawwiyah al Arabiya as-Souriya), is the air force branch of the Syrian Armed Forces.
The Syrian opposition (المعارضة السورية) is an umbrella term for the political structure represented by the Syrian National Coalition and associated anti-government Syrian groups with certain territorial control in the form of a proto-state as an alternative Syrian government, claiming to be the legitimate Syrian Arab Republic and also sometimes known just as the Republic of Syria.
Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, (16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935) was a British archaeologist, military officer, diplomat, and writer.
Taika David Waititi (born 16 August 1975), also known as Taika Cohen, is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter, actor, and comedian.
was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, who came to be known as the father of the kamikaze.
Edward Joseph Drake (16 August 1912 – 30 May 1995) was an English football player and manager.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The Chi-Lites ("shy lights") are an R&B/soul vocal quartet from Chicago, Illinois, United States.
The Tubes are a San Francisco-based rock band.
Theodore II Doukas Laskaris or Ducas Lascaris (Θεόδωρος Β΄ Δούκας Λάσκαρις, Theodōros II Doukas Laskaris) (1221/1222 – August 18, 1258) was Emperor of Nicaea from 1254 to 1258.
Theutbald I (or Theobald, Thibaut, Thibaud, Theutbaldus; died 16 August 856) was the bishop of Langres from when he was elected to succeed Alberic (died 838) until his death.
Thomas Fuller (1608 – 16 August 1661) was an English churchman and historian.
Matilda "Tilly" Keeper (born 16 August 1997) is an English actress.
Timothy William Farriss (born 16 August 1957) is an Australian musician, founding member and the lead guitarist of the rock band:INXS.
Timothy Tarquin Hutton (born August 16, 1960) is an American actor and director.
, abbreviated to, located in Sendai, Miyagi in the Tōhoku Region, Japan, is a Japanese national university.
Thomas Michael Maschler (born 16 August 1933) is a British publisher and writer.
Tonino Delli Colli (20 November 1923 – 16 August 2005) was an Italian cinematographer.
A transatlantic telegraph cable is an undersea cable running under the Atlantic Ocean used for telegraph communications.
Sir Trevor McDonald, (born George McDonald; 16 August 1939) is a Trinidadian-British newsreader and journalist, best known for his career as a news presenter with ITN.
The Trump International Hotel and Tower, is a skyscraper condo-hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois.
Ubbe Eert "Ub" Iwerks, A.S.C. (March 24, 1901 – July 7, 1971) was an American animator, cartoonist, character designer, inventor, and special effects technician, who co-created Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse.
Eva Ulrika Jonsson (born 16 August 1967) is a Swedish television presenter living and working in the UK.
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (16 August 19515 May 2010) was the 13th president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
Vahan Hovhannisyan (Վահան Հովհաննիսյան; August 16, 1956 – December 28, 2014) was an Armenian politician of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF).
Vanessa Lee Carlton (born August 16, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist.
Vassar Carlton Clements (April 25, 1928 – August 16, 2005) was a Grammy Award-winning American jazz, swing, and bluegrass fiddler.
Venezuela, officially denominated Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (República Bolivariana de Venezuela),Previously, the official name was Estado de Venezuela (1830–1856), República de Venezuela (1856–1864), Estados Unidos de Venezuela (1864–1953), and again República de Venezuela (1953–1999).
Vermont is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
The National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (Mặt trận Dân tộc Giải phóng miền Nam Việt Nam) also known as the Việt Cộng was a mass political organization in South Vietnam and Cambodia with its own army – the People's Liberation Armed Forces of South Vietnam (PLAF) – that fought against the United States and South Vietnamese governments during the Vietnam War, eventually emerging on the winning side.
The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
Vincenzo Coronelli (August 16, 1650 – December 9, 1718) was a Franciscan friar, cosmographer, cartographer, publisher, and encyclopedist known in particular for his atlases and globes.
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Sukhomlinov (p; – 2 February 1926) was a cavalry general of the Imperial Russian Army (1906) who served as the Chief of the General Staff in 1908–09 and the Minister of War until 1915, when he was ousted from office amid allegations of failure to provide necessary armaments and munitions.
Vsevolod Nestayko (Всеволод Зіновійович Нестайко; 30 January 1930, Korrespondent (17 August 2014) – 16 August 2014, Dyvys.info (16 August 2014)) was a modern Ukrainian children's writer.
Wallace Henry Thurman (August 16, 1902 - December 22, 1934) was an American novelist active during the Harlem Renaissance.
Walloomsac, New York is a location in New York State, on the Walloomsac River.
Wanda Aleksandra Landowska (5 July 1879 – 16 August 1959) was a Polish-French harpsichordist whose performances, teaching, recordings and writings played a large role in reviving the popularity of the harpsichord in the early 20th century.
Wang Hao (born August 16, 1989 in Inner Mongolia) is a Chinese race walker.
Wang Mang (c. 45 – 6 October 23 AD), courtesy name Jujun, was a Han Dynasty official and consort kin who seized the throne from the Liu family and founded the Xin (or Hsin, meaning "renewed") Dynasty (新朝), ruling 9–23 AD.
The War of 1812 was a conflict fought between the United States, the United Kingdom, and their respective allies from June 1812 to February 1815.
Warsaw (Warszawa; see also other names) is the capital and largest city of Poland.
Webster Paulson (11 December 1837 – 16 August 1887) was an English civil engineer who is known for his work in Malta in the late 19th century.
Wenceslaus (also Wenceslas; Václav IV.; Wenzel, nicknamed der Faule ("the Idle"); 26 February 1361 – 16 August 1419) was, by inheritance, King of Bohemia (as Wenceslaus IV) from 1363 and by election, German King (formally King of the Romans) from 1376.
Wendell Meredith Stanley (16 August 1904 – 15 June 1971) was an American biochemist, virologist and Nobel laureate.
West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 was a West Caribbean Airways charter flight which crashed in a mountainous region in northwest Venezuela in the early hours of Tuesday, 16 August 2005, killing all 160 passengers and crew on board.
The Whig Party was a political party active in the middle of the 19th century in the United States.
The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States.
Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt (16 August 1832 – 31 August 1920) was a German physician, physiologist, philosopher, and professor, known today as one of the founding figures of modern psychology.
William Corlett (8 October 1938 – 16 August 2005), was an English author, best known for his quartet of children's novels, The Magician's House, published between 1990 and 1992.
Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr., KBE (October 30, 1882 – August 16, 1959),"Halsey", ArlingtonCemetery.net.
William Hull (June 24, 1753 – November 29, 1825) was an American soldier and politician.
William Keepers Maxwell, Jr. (August 16, 1908 – July 31, 2000) was an American editor, novelist, short story writer, essayist, children's author, and memoirist.
William Windom (September 28, 1923 – August 16, 2012) was an American actor.
Willie Edward Jones (August 16, 1925 – October 18, 1983), nicknamed "Puddin' Head", was a Major League Baseball third baseman who played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1947–1959), Cleveland Indians (1959) and Cincinnati Reds (1959–1961).
Wolfgang Tillmans (born 16 August 1968) is a German photographer.
Woodrow Peoples, Jr. (August 16, 1943 – October 12, 2010) was an American football offensive lineman.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Wyatt Tee Walker (August 16, 1928 – January 23, 2018) was an African-American pastor, national civil rights leader, theologian, and cultural historian.
The Xicolatada is a traditional festival celebrated in the village of Palau-de-Cerdagne in Languedoc-Roussillon.
Yevstigney Ipat'yevich Fomin (Евстигне́й Ипа́тьевич Фоми́н) (born St Petersburg – died St. Petersburg c) was a Russian opera composer of the 18th century.
Jeffery Lamar Williams (born August 16, 1991), known professionally as Young Thug, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
is a Japanese professional baseball starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball.
Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850) was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850.
José Eduardo de Araújo (born 16 August 1991), or simply Zé Eduardo, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for FC Wil.
Year 1 BC was a common year starting on Friday or Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar (the sources differ, see leap year error for further information) and a leap year starting on Thursday of the Proleptic Julian calendar.
Year 1027 (MXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1153 (MCLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1225 (MCCXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1258 (MCCLVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1285 (MCCLXXXV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1297 (MCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1327 (MCCCXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1328 (MCCCXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1339 (MCCCXXXIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1355 (MCCCLV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1358 (MCCCLVIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1378 (MCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1401 (MCDI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1419 (MCDXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1443 (MCDXLIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1513 (MDXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1518 (MDXVIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1532 (MDXXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1557 (MDLVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1565 (MDLXV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1573 (MDLXXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
In the Swedish calendar it was a common year starting on Sunday, one day ahead of the Julian and ten days behind the Gregorian calendar.
The French Republic introduced the French Revolutionary Calendar starting with the year I.
This year was known as the Year Without a Summer, because of low temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere, the result of the Mount Tambora volcanic eruption in Indonesia in 1815.
It is historically famous for the wave of revolutions, a series of widespread struggles for more liberal governments, which broke out from Brazil to Hungary; although most failed in their immediate aims, they significantly altered the political and philosophical landscape and had major ramifications throughout the rest of the century.
This year was named by Mitchell Stephens as the greatest year to read newspapers.
In Germany, 1888 is known as the Year of the Three Emperors.
As of March 1 (O.S. February 17), when the Julian calendar acknowledged a leap day and the Gregorian calendar did not, the Julian calendar fell one day further behind, bringing the difference to 13 days until February 28 (O.S. February 15), 2100.
The 1906 Valparaíso earthquake hit Valparaíso, Chile, on August 16 at 19:55 local time.
According to NASA reports, 1908 was the coldest recorded year since 1880.
A highlight was the race for the South Pole.
This year saw the beginning of what became known as World War I, after an heir to the Austrian throne was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist.
Below, the events of World War I have the "WWI" prefix.
Below, the events of the First World War have the "WWI" prefix.
This year was famous for the October Revolution in Russia, by Vladimir Lenin.
This year is famous for the end of the First World War, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, as well as for the flu pandemic, that killed 50-100 million people worldwide.
This year marked the end of a period known in American history as the Roaring Twenties after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 ushered in a worldwide Great Depression.
The 1929 Arab riots in Palestine, or the Buraq Uprising (ثورة البراق), also known as the 1929 Massacres, (מאורעות תרפ"ט,, lit. Events of 5689 Anno Mundi) refers to a series of demonstrations and riots in late August 1929 when a long-running dispute between Muslims and Jews over access to the Western Wall in Jerusalem escalated into violence.
This year also marks the start of the Second World War, the largest and deadliest conflict in human history.
Below, the events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
This year also marks the end of the Second World War, the deadliest conflict in human history.
It is also known as the "Year of Africa" because of major events—particularly the independence of seventeen African nations—that focused global attention on the continent and intensified feelings of Pan-Africanism.
As MAD Magazine pointed out on its cover for the March 1961 issue, this was the first "upside-up" year — i.e., one in which the numerals that form the year look the same as when the numerals are rotated upside down, a strobogrammatic number — since 1881.
This was the year of the Protests of 1968.
The world population increased by 2.1% this year, the highest increase in history.
Within the context of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) it was the longest year ever, as two leap seconds were added during this 366-day year, an event which has not since been repeated.
The 1972 Moroccan coup attempt was an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate King Hassan II of Morocco on 16 August 1972.
It was also declared the International Women's Year by the United Nations and the European Architectural Heritage Year by the Council of Europe.
The year 1983 saw both the official beginning of the Internet and the first mobile cellular telephone call.
The year 1985 was designated as the International Youth Year by the United Nations.
The year 1986 was designated as the International Year of Peace by the United Nations.
In the 20th century, the year 1988 has the most Roman numeral digits (11).
1989 was a turning point in political history because a wave of revolutions swept the Eastern Bloc in Europe, starting in Poland and Hungary, with experiments in power sharing, coming to a head with the opening of the Berlin Wall in November, and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, embracing the overthrow of the communist dictatorship in Romania in December, and ending in December 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Important events of 1990 include the Reunification of Germany and the unification of Yemen, the formal beginning of the Human Genome Project (finished in 2003), the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, the separation of Namibia from South Africa, and the Baltic states declaring independence from the Soviet Union amidst Perestroika.
It was the year that is usually considered the final year of the Cold War that had begun in the late 1940s.
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The year 1994 was designated as the "International Year of the Family" and the "International Year of Sport and the Olympic Ideal" by the United Nations.
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1998 was designated as the International Year of the Ocean.
1999 was designated as the International Year of Older Persons.
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2017 was designated as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations General Assembly.
Year 856 (DCCCLVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 963 (CMLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.