June 16 Events in History - June 16 Birthdays - June 16 Deaths
2015 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is banning artificial trans fats from all foods and beverages; the ban will go into effect in 2018
2014 General Motors announces the recall of almost 3.4 additional vehicles for safety issues, bringing the current year recall total to almost 6 million; GM CEO Mary Barra has been keeping the U.S. Congress informed of the company's corrective actions
2014 The U.S. may cooperate with Iran in identifying options to address the violence in Iraq, though such options would not include military aid; President Barack Obama has sent 257 troops to Baghdad to provide additional security for the U.S. embassy
2013 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announces that online scams cost Australians of AU$93 million in 2012
2013 Pope Francis blessed thousands of Harley-Davidsons and their riders in Vatican Square; the riders were celebrating the company's 110th anniversary with a parade
2012 After a classified 469-day orbital mission, the U.S. air force's robotic Boeing X-37-B spaceplane returns to Earth
2012 Egypt's voters go to the polls for a second round of voting in their first presidential election
2011 Prince Harry of Wales is cleared to return to service in the Afghan War
2011 The auction record for paintings by Sir Stanley Spencer were broken twice within minutes at Sotheby's in London
2010 In response to the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, BP agrees to finance a $20 billion fund to compensate those whose livelihood has been damaged
2001 NBA Finals, Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers 4 games to 1
1998 Stanley Cup Finals, Detroit Red Wings beat Washington Capitals 4 games to 0
1997 31st Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson and LeAnn Rimes
1996 1st competitive game played on turf in Holland (in third grade)
1996 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
1996 96th U.S. Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC
1996 Liselotte Neumann wins First Bank Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic
1995 Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career home run (429)
1995 Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002
1994 Martin Brodeur becomes 1st Devil to win Calder Trophy
1993 Ken Griffey, Jr. slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle's
1992 Colorado Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
1992 Great British postage stamp 350 year battle near Edgehill
1992 Jeff King is 5th to be thrown out twice trying to steal in an inning
1992 Red Sox Mark Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yankees 1-0)
1992 Longest salami is 68'9 and 25 circumference, weighed 1,492lbs/5oz in Flekkefjord, Norway
1991 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 241 performances
1991 New York City Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week"
1991 91st U.S. Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 282 at Hazeline National Golf Club Minnesota
1991 Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR
1991 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1991 Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row
1991 Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day
1991 With 3 runs in 9th, Baltimore ends Twins 15 game win streak 6-5
1990 Nelson and Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam
1989 "Ghostbusters II" premieres
1989 Funeral for Imre Nagg, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956
1989 Only 17 hole-in-ones recorded since U.S. open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate and Price)
1988 Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home
1988 In Santa Barbara, California, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 miles in 75 hours 20 minutes
1987 Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens
1987 Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz acquitted after shooting 4 youths who tried to rob him
1986 1 day general strike in South Africa
1985 85th U.S. Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills CC Michigan
1985 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1985 T. C. Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of U.S. Open
1985 Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58'11 ") in Indianapolis quadruple bogies 5th hole and never recovers
1984 Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
1984 Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)
1983 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hour "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal
1983 European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10
1983 Pope John Paul II visits Poland
1983 Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany
1983 U.S.S.R. party leader Yuri Andropov elected president
1982 Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners
1980 "Blues Brothers," premieres in Chicago
1980 Supreme Court rules new forms of life created in labs could be patented
1979 "Logical Song" by Supertramp peaks at #6
1979 Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit
1979 Moslem Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo, Syria
1978 Cincinnati Red Tom Seaver no-hits St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0
1978 Ringo releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough"
1977 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
1977 Fianna Fail-party wins Irish elections
1977 Leonid Brezhnev named president of U.S.S.R.
1977 Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over Kansas City Royals
1976 Student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa, Soweto Day
1975 Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabber and Walt Wesley to LA for 4 players
1975 Italy's Communist party PCI, wins
1975 Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD
1975 Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation
1974 74th U.S. Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot Golf Club New York
1974 Sandra Haynie wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Open
1973 Leonid I Brezhnev visit U.S.
1971 Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
1971 Racial disturbance in Jacksonville, Florida
1970 Kenneth A. Gibson elected mayor of Newark, New Jersey
1970 Race riots in Miami, Florida
1969 Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. from House
1968 Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic
1968 68th U.S. Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill CC NY
1968 Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's U.S. open under par
1967 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival
1966 "Rowan and Martin Show," debuts on NBC-TV
1966 20th Tony Awards: Marat/Sade and Man of La Mancha win
1964 Quake strikes Niigata Japan
1963 Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli PM
1963 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open
1963 Valentina Tereshkova (U.S.S.R.) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6
1962 2 U.S. Army officers killed in Saigon
1961 Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
1961 Discoverer 25 launched
1961 Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris
1960 "Psycho," opens in New York
1958 "Flip Top Box" by Dicky Doo and The Don'ts hits #46
1958 Government troops land on North-Celebes Indonesia
1957 French offensive in Algeria
1957 White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 home runs to beat Washington Senators 8-6
1956 56th U.S. Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 281 at Oak Hill CC NY
1956 88th Belmont: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:29.8
1955 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1955 Pope Pius XII ex-communicates Argentine President Juan Peron
1954 Dutch military conscription shortened from 20 to 18 months
1954 Ngo Dinh Diem elected president of Vietnam
1953 Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, Yankees lose ending 18 game win streak and also ending St. Louis Brown 14 game losing streak
1952 Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
1951 51st U.S. Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Oakland Hills CC Michigan
1951 83rd Belmont: David Gorman aboard Counterpoint wins in 2:29
1949 Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated, Erie Pa
1947 1st network news-Dumont's "News from Washington"
1947 Pravda denounces Marshall Plan
1946 "Annie Get Your Gun" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 1147 performances
1946 46th U.S. Golf Open: Lloyd Mangrum shoots a 284 at Canterbury Golf Club Cleveland
1945 71st Preakness: Wayne D Wright aboard Polynesian wins in 1:58.8
1945 Boo Ferriss loses to Yankees 3-2 after starting his career with 8 wins
1944 Iceland adopts constitution
1944 U.S. bombs Kyushu Japan
1941 1st U.S. federally owned airport opened Washington D.C.
1940 Communist government installed in Lithuania
1940 General De Gaulle arrives in Bordeaux
1938 Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by Browns
1938 St. Louis Browns walk Boston Red Sox Jimmy Foxx 6 times in a row
1937 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" opens in LA
1936 Dutch queen Wilhelmina opens the Waal bridge
1936 Pope Pius XI receives Anton Mussert, Dutch Nazi collaborator
1935 U.S. Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"
1933 National Industrial Recovery Act becomes law, later struck down
1933 U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC, created
1932 Germany forbids SA/SS-gang fights
1932 President Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention
1932 Sutcliffe and Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorks vs. Essex
1931 Austrian government of Ender falls
1929 Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (New York to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
1927 31st U.S. Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 301 at Oakmont CC in Pa
1924 South Africa all out 30 vs. England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
1923 Sun Yat Sen founds military academy
1922 Henry Berliner demonstrates his helicopter to U.S. Bureau of Aeronautics
1917 1st Congress of Soviets convene in Russia
1917 49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8
1916 Boston Brave's Tom Hughes 2nd no-hitter beats Pitts, 2-0
1909 1st U.S. airplane sold commercially, by Glenn Curtiss for $5,000
1909 Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic medals
1903 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox
1903 Ford Motors incorporates
1903 Pepsi Cola company forms
1899 Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* vs. England, Lord's
1898 China's emperor De Zong (Guang Xu) receives Kang Youwei
1896 Temperature hits 127 degrees F at Fort Mojave, California
1893 R. W. Rueckheim invents Cracker Jack
1884 On Coney Island, the 1st roller coaster begins operating
1883 1st baseball "Ladies' Day" (New York Gothams beat Cleveland Spiders 5-2)
1882 17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa
1881 Austria-Hungary and Serbia sign military treaty
1880 Salvation Army forms in Londo
1879 Gilbert and Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" debuts at Bowery Theater New York City
1873 President Grant decrees Wallowa Valley for Nez-Perce indians
1871 Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of Mystic Shrine founded, New York City
1864 Battle of Lynchburg, Virginia
1864 Skirmish at Golgotha Georgia
1864 Union General Grant begin siege of Petersburg, Virginia
1861 Battle of Vienna, Virginia and Secessionville, South Carolina, James Island
1858 Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand"
1842 Natchex Mississippi, hit by tornado; about 500 die
1836 London Working Men's Association forms
1832 Battle of Kellogg's Grove, Illinois
1823 King Willem I opens shipyard at Rotterdam-Antwerp
1822 Denmark Vesey, leads slave rebellion in South Carolina
1815 Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia
1815 Battle at Quatre-Bras: allies strike French
1794 1st stone layed at Dutch biggest grain windmill (De Walvisch)
1779 In support of the U.S., Spain declares war on England
1779 Vice-Admiral Hardy sails out of Isle of Wright against Spanish Armada
1775 Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it is Breed's Hill)
1775 Liberty Bell rang for the 2nd Continental Congress
1755 British capture Fort Beausejour, expel Acadians
1746 Battle at Piacenza: Austria and Sardinia beat Spanish and French army
1745 English fleet occupies Cap Breton on St. Lawrence River
1673 Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV and Frederik Willem of Brandenburg
1624 Judge directs U.S. colony Virginia to English crown
1567 Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison Scotland
1487 Battle at Stoke: Henry VII beats John de la Pole and Lord Lovell
1338 German monarch declares pope and king's decree redundant
632 Origin of Persian [Yezdegird] Era