August 16th-This Day In History

August 16 is the 228th day of the year There are 137 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

+ 1920 – Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians is hit on the head by a fastball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees, and dies early the next day. Chapman was the second player to die from injuries sustained in a Major League Baseball game, the first being Doc Powers in 1909

+ 1930 – The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks.

+ 1954 – The first issue of Sports Illustrated is published.

+ 1962 – Pete Best is discharged from the Beatles, to be replaced two days later by Ringo Starr.

( Births )

+ 1929 – Fritz Von Erich, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1997)

+ 1930 – Frank Gifford, American football player, sportscaster, and actor (d. 2015)

+ 1953 – Kathie Lee Gifford, American talk show host, singer, and actress

+ 1958 – Madonna, American singer-songwriter, producer, actress, and director

+ 1960 – Timothy Hutton, American actor, producer and director

+ 1986 – Yu Darvish, Japanese baseball player

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