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Notable Historical Events for September 16th

1973Buff Bill OJ Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13

1984Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

19516th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

1940FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act (1st peacetime draft)

1983Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen

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

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

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

1959French President Charles de Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination

1997Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO

September 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 16th

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 16th

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

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

1989Tennis player Ivan Lendl (29) weds Samantha Frankel in Greenwich, Connecticut

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

September 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 16th

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

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

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