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Notable Historical Events for April 16th

1989Pat Bradley wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic

1980Arthur Ashe retires from professional tennis

1922Annie Oakley sets women's record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row

1917[OS Apr 3] Lenin arrives back from exile in Russia at Finland Station, Petrograd to join the Russian Revolution

200741st CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Kenny Chesney wins

1854Franz Liszt's "Mazeppa" premieres

1977Alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia

1917[OS Apr 4] Lenin issues his radical April Theses calling for Soviets to take power during Russian Revolution

199556th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Ray Floyd wins

1953British royal yacht Britannia launched by Queen Elizabeth II

April 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 16th

1867Wilbur Wright, Millville Indiana, American aviator (Wright Brothers)

1927Pope Benedict XVI [Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger], Marktl, Bavaria, Germany, Catholic Pope (2005-2013)

1918Spike Milligan, India, actor/comedian (Digby, 3 Musketeers)

1965Martin Lawrence, comedian (Martin)

1947Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, [Lew Alcindor], New York City New York, NBA center (Mil Bucks, LA Lakers)

1952Bill Belichick, Nashville Tennessee, American football coach (New England Patriots, 3 Super Bowls)

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Notable Weddings on April 16th

1966Actor and comedian Michael Palin (22) weds Helen Gibbins

1994Singer Harry Connick Jr (26) weds model Jill Goodare (30) at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana

April 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 16th

1850Marie [Gresholtz] Tussaud, maker of wax figures, dies at 88

2013Pat Summerall, American NFL player and sportscaster, dies from cardiac arrest at 82

April 16th Deaths
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