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Notable Historical Events for September 16th

1979Nancy Lopez/JoAnn Washam wins Portland- Ping Team Golf Championship

1955Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt

1940Leo Durocher suspended from Ebbetts Field for "inciting a riot"

1974Bob Dylan records Blood on the Tracks

1941Hitler orders for every dead German 100 Yugoslavians to be killed

1859Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone

2000Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire

1990Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George Bush

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open

1984Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

September 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 16th

1948Rosemary Casals, San Francisco California, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon)

1956David Copperfield, [Kotkin], Metuchen, New Jersey, magician

1959Tim Raines, Sanford Florida, American baseball player (Montreal Expos)

1891Karl Dönitz, German naval leader (d. 1980)

1875James Cash Penney, Hamilton Missouri, department store founder (J C Penney), (d. 1971)

1934Elgin Baylor, Washington D.C., NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers)

September 16th Birthdays
Date Event
Notable Weddings on September 16th

2000Jeopardy game show winner Ken Jennings (26) weds Mindy Boam

1995Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (53) weds nurse Elaine Mason

1991Country singer Willie Nelson (58) weds Annie D'Angelo in Nashville, Tennessee

1967Comedic actor Bob Denver (32) weds second wife Jean Webber

September 16th Weddings
Date Event
Notable Deaths on September 16th

2009Mary Travers, American singer (Peter, Paul, and Mary) (b. 1936)

1824Louis XVIII SX, earl of Province/king of France (1814-24), dies

September 16th Deaths
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