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