What historical events happened on August 16th?

On this day – August 16

  • 1987 First Day of Harmonic Convergence.
  • 1960 Cyprus Attains Freedom From the British.
  • 1954 First Issue of Sports Illustrated Hits the Newsstands.
  • 1898 Patent for Loop-the-Loop Roller Coaster is Awarded.
  • 1858 The First Transatlantic Telegraph Message is sent.
  • 1991 G.E.M.
  • 1958 Madonna.
  • 1954 James Cameron.

What was happening August 1991?

The 1991 Soviet coup d’état attempt, also known as the August Coup, was a failed attempt by hardliners of the Soviet Union’s Communist Party to forcibly seize control of the country from Mikhail Gorbachev, who was Soviet President and General Secretary of the Communist Party at the time.

What was the number one song August 16 1991?

The number one song in the week of August 16, 1991 was (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams in US and (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams in UK.

What was the occurrence of event happened on August 16 1960 atmosphere?

August 16, 1960 (Tuesday) Joseph Kittinger parachuted from a balloon over New Mexico at 102,800 feet (31,333 m).

What big event happened in 1991?

January 12 – Gulf War: The Congress of the United States passes a resolution authorizing the use of military force to liberate Kuwait. January 16 – U.S. serial killer Aileen Wuornos confesses to the murders of six men. January 17 – Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins with airstrikes against Iraq.

Who was born on 16th August?

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Angela Bassett, Cristin Milioti, James Cameron, Madonna, Steve Carell, Vanessa Carlton and more.

Is August 16 a Leo?

Leos born on August 16 are dedicated, disciplined individuals with a strong sense of personal destiny. While they absorb and listen to the criticism of others, it rarely causes them to change their game plan.