Famous birthdays, deaths and events of June 16
1613 - John Cleveland, English poet (d. 1658) 1754 - Salawat Yulayev, Bashkir national hero 1813 - Otto Jahn, German archaeologist (d. 1869) 1820 - Athanase Coquerel, French Protestant preacher (d. 1875) 1821 - Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (d. 1908) 1890 - Stan Laurel, British-born actor and comedian (d. 1965) 1894 - Norman Kerry, American actor (d. 1956) 1896 - Murray Leinster, American author (d. 1976) 1897 - Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (d. 1948) 1902 - George Gaylord Simpson, American paleontologist (d. 1984) 1903 - Helen Traubel, American soprano (d. 1972) 1903 - Huldreich Georg Früh, Swiss composer (d. 1945) 1907 - Jack Albertson, American actor (d. 1981) 1909 - Archie Fairley Carr, biologist (d. 1987) 1915 - John Tukey, American statistician (d. 2000) 1916 - Hank Luisetti, American basketball player (d. 2002) 1917 - Katherine Graham, American publisher (d. 2001) 1920 - John Howard Griffin, American writer (d. 1980) 1923 - Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (d. 1962) 1924 - Faith Domergue, American actor (d. 1999) 1927 - Tom Graveney, English cricketer 1927 - Herbert Lichtenfeld, German author and playwright (d. 2001) 1929 - Ramon Bieri, American actor (d. 2001) 1929 - Pauline Yates, English actress 1930 - Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian/American cinematographer 1934 - Dame Eileen Atkins, English actress 1934 - Elvira Vinogradova, Russian TV persona 1935 - Bill Cobbs, American actor 1937 - Erich Segal, American author 1937 - Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Tsar of Bulgaria 1938 - James Bolam, English actor 1938 - Joyce Carol Oates, American novelist 1938 - Torgny Lindgren, Swedish writer 1939 - Billy Crash Craddock, American country singer 1942 - Giacomo Agostini, Italian motorcyclist 1942 - Eddie Levert, American singer (The O'Jays) 1943 - Joan Van Ark, American actress 1945 - Claire Alexander, Canadian ice hockey player 1946 - Derek Sanderson, Canadian ice hockey player 1947 - -minu, Swiss columnist and writer 1948 - Ron LeFlore, American baseball player 1949 - Paulo César, Brazilian footballer 1951 - Roberto Durán, Panamanian boxer 1952 - George Papandreou, junior 1952 - Gino Vannelli, Canadian singer and songwriter 1953 - Ian Mosley, British drummer (Marillion) 1953 - Valerie Mahaffey, American actress 1955 - Laurie Metcalf, American actress 1957 - Ian Buchanan, Scottish actor 1958 - Jóhannes Helgason, Icelandic guitarist (Þeyr) 1958 - Ulrike Tauber, East German swimmer 1959 - Warrior, American professional wrestler 1960 - Peter Sterling, Australian rugby league footballer 1961 - Steve Larmer, Canadian ice hockey player 1962 - Wally Joyner, American baseball player 1962 - Femi Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat Musician 1962 - Arnold Vosloo, South African actor 1962 - Anthony Wong Yiu Ming, Hong Kong composer and producer 1963 - Jim Fullington, American professional wrestler 1963 - Scott Alexander, American screenwriter 1966 - Adrienne Shelly, American actress 1966 - Jan Železný, Czech athlete 1967 - John Franklin, American actor 1969 - Mark Crossley, Welsh footballer 1970 - Clifton Collins Jr., American actor 1970 - Cobi Jones, American soccer player 1970 - Phil Mickelson, American golfer 1971 - Chris Gomez, American baseball player 1971 - Tupac Shakur, American rapper (d. 1996) 1972 - John Cho, Korean-American actor 1972 - Simon Khan, English golfer 1973 - Nikos Machlas, Greek footballer 1976 - Edwin Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer 1977 - Kerry Wood, American baseball player 1977 - Petros Papadakis, American sportscaster 1978 - Daniel Brühl, German actor 1978 - Dainius Zubrus, Lithuanian ice hockey player 1978 - Jasmine Leong, Chinese Malaysian singer 1978 - Lyndsey Marshal, British film/stage/television actress 1980 - Nehir Erdoğan, Turkish actress 1980 - Brad Gushue, Canadian curler 1980 - Martin Stranzl, Austrian footballer 1980 - Joey Yung, Hong Kong singer 1980 - Daré Nibombé, Togolese footballer 1981 - Benjamin Becker, German tennis player 1981 - Kevin Bieksa, Canadian ice hockey player 1981 - Ben Kweller, American singer/songwriter 1981 - Miguel Villalta, Peruvian Footballer 1982 - May Andersen, Danish supermodel 1982 - Matt Costa, American singer/songwriter 1982 - Missy Peregrym, Canadian actress 1982 - Chris Wingert, American soccer player 1983 - Armend Dallku, Albanian footballer 1984 - Steven Whittaker, Scottish Footballer 1984 - Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey player 1986 - Urby Emanuelson, Dutch footballer 1986 - Farhad Reza, Bangladeshi Cricketer 1986 - Rodrigo Defendi, Brazilian footballer 1986 - Robert Rothbart, Bosnian-Israeli Basketball Player 1986 - Fernando Muslera, Uruguayan footballer 1987 - Diana DeGarmo, American singer 1987 - Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Norwegian footballer 1988 - Keshia Chante, Canadian singer 1988 - Leeland Dayton Mooring, American musician (Leeland)
1397 - Philip of Artois, Count of Eu 1468 - Jean Le Fevre, Burgundian chronicler (b. ca. 1395) 1666 - Richard Fanshawe, English poet 1707 - Marie d'Orleans-Longueville, Duchess de Nemours 1749 - Johann Baptista Ruffini, Italian trader (b. 1672) 1752 - Giulio Alberoni, Spanish cardinal (b. 1664) 1778 - Konrad Ekhof, German actor (b. 1720) 1804 - Johann Adam Hiller, German composer (b. 1728) 1824 - Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance 1850 - William Lawson explorer of New South Wales, Australia (b. 1774) 1858 - John Snow, English epidemiologist (b. 1813) 1866 - Joseph Méry French poet, (b. 1798) 1881 - Marie Laveau, American Voodoo practitioner (b. 1801) 1881 - Sir Josiah Mason, English manufacturer (b. 1795) 1925 - Emmett Hardy, American musician (b. 1903) 1928 - Dr. Mark Keppel, County Superintendent of Los Angeles County Schools from 1902-1928 (b. 1867) 1940 - DuBose Heyward, American writer (b. 1885) 1959 - George Reeves, American actor (b. 1914) 1970 - Heino Eller, Estonian composer (b. 1887) 1970 - Brian Piccolo, American football player (b. 1943) 1979 - Ignatius Kutu Acheamphong, Ghanaian dictator (b. 1931) 1979 - Nicholas Ray, American film director (b. 1911) 1986 - Maurice Duruflé, French composer and organist (b. 1902) 1988 - Miguel Piñero, Puerto Rican playwright 1990 - Megan Leigh, American porn star (b. 1964) 1993 - Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (b. 1913) 1994 - Kristen Pfaff, American bass guitarist (Hole) (b. 1967) 1996 - Mel Allen, American baseball announcer (b. 1913) 1997 - Dal Stivens, Australian author (b. 1911) 1999 - David Edward Sutch, British musician (b. 1940) 2000 - Empress Kōjun of Japan, (b. 1903) 2005 - Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (b. 1906) 2006 - Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (b. 1917) 2006 - Alireza Shapour Shahbazi, Iranian archaeologist 2007 - Mikhail Kononov, Soviet actor (b. 1940) 2008 - Tom Compernolle, Belgian athlete (b. 1975) 2008 - Mario Rigoni Stern, Italian writer 2010 - Ronald Neame, British cinematographer, producer and director (born 1911)
1487 - Battle of Stoke Field, the last dying breath of the Wars of the Roses. 1586 - Mary Queen of Scots recognizes Philip II of Spain as her heir. 1745 - British troops take Cape Breton Island, which is now part of Nova Scotia, Canada. 1745 - Sir William Pepperell captures the French Fortress Louisbourg in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia during the War of the Austrian Succession. 1746 - War of Austrian Succession: Austria and Sardinia defeat a Franco-Spanish army at the Battle of Piacenza. 1755 - French and Indian War: the French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians. 1774 - Formation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky. 1779 - Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the siege of Gibraltar begins. 1815 - Battle of Ligny and Battle of Quatre Bras, two days before Waterloo. 1836 - The formation of the London Working Men's Association gives rise to the Chartist Movement. 1846 - The Papal conclave of 1846 concludes. Pope Pius IX is elected pope, beginning the longest reign in the history of the papacy (not counting St. Peter). 1858 - Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois. 1858 - Battle of Morar takes place during the Indian Mutiny. 1871 - The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests, except for courses in theology. 1883 - The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children 1891 - John Abbott becomes Canada's third prime minister. 1897 - A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later. 1903 - The Ford Motor Company is incorporated. 1903 - Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage by leaving Oslo, Norway. 1904 - Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland. 1904 - Irish author James Joyce begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle, and subsequently uses the date to set the actions for his novel Ulysses; traditionally "Bloomsday". 1911 - A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn. 1915 - The foundation of the British Women's Institute. 1922 - General election in Irish Free State: large majority to pro-Treaty Sinn Féin. 1924 - The Whampoa Military Academy is founded. 1925 - The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the USSR, Artek, is established. 1930 - Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR. 1940 - World War II: Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Premier of Vichy France. 1940 - A Communist government is installed in Lithuania. 1948 - The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first skyjacking of a commercial plane. 1958 - Imre Nagy, Pál Maléter and other leaders of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising executed. 1961 - Rudolf Nureyev defects at Le Bourget airport in Paris. 1963 - Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission 1967 - The three-day Monterey International Pop Music Festival begins in Monterey, California. 1972 - Red Army Faction member Ulrike Meinhof is captured by police in Langenhagen. 1972 - The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada starts at Churchill Falls, Labrador. 1976 - Soweto uprising: a non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd and kill 566 children. 1977 - Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates. 1989 - Imre Nagy, the former Hungarian Prime Minister, is reburied in Budapest. 1994 - A Chinese operated Tupolev TU-154 crashes 10 minutes after takeoff killing 160. 1997 - The Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; 50 people are killed. 2000 - Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years of it issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms.