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Historical Events of August 16 in Dorian’s Secrets: The Eternal Youth Magazine!

Ephemeris of August 16:

In the Gregorian Calendar, August 16 is the 228th
(Two-hundredth twentieth eighth) day of the year.

There are 137 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

He who knows little repeats it often.

— Thomas Fuller
English ecclesiastic and historian (died August 16, 1661)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

August 16 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 1097: in Huesca (Kingdom of Aragon) King Pedro I of Aragon marries his second wife, Berta.
  • 1499: the Catholicon, Breton-French-Latin dictionary, the first trilingual dictionary, the first book printed in the Breton language and the first French dictionary are published in Brittany.
  • 1519: in present-day Mexico, after getting rid of his ships, the Spanish conqueror Hernán Cortés entered Aztec territory with his men.
  • 1570: in the Spanish colonies of America the Catholic Inquisition is established.
  • 1711: in the town of Santa Ana (today the city of Ocaña, in Colombia), the Virgin Mary appears on a tree to three humble peasants on the mountain of Torcoroma.
  • 1748: in Colombia, José Lázaro de Rivera founded the village of Aguachica.
  • 1773: in Rome, Pope Clement XIV dissolves the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) throughout the world.
  • 1808: in Catalonia – within the framework of the Spanish War of Independence – the defenders of the town of Gerona, besieged by the French, force the Gauls to retreat to the other side of the river Ter.
  • 1812: in the Plaza Mayor of Madrid (Spain) the Constitution promulgated by the Cortes of Cádiz is proclaimed.
  • 1841: in the province of San Juan (Argentina) the battle of Angaco is fought, the bloodiest of the Argentine civil wars.
  • 1863: In the current Dominican Republic the Restoration War begins, with which the return of Dominican sovereignty is proclaimed in the face of the annexation to Spain on March 18, 1861. This war will end in 1865.
  • 1866: in Ostend, the Spanish progressives and democrats in exile sign the Ostend Pact.
  • 1868: in the Cotopaxi volcano (0.31, -78.18, in Ecuador) an earthquake of magnitude 7.7 on the Richter seismological scale destroys the towns of Ibarra and Otavalo and leaves about 20,000 victims.
  • 1869: in Eusebio Ayala (Paraguay) ―in the framework of the War of the Triple Alliance (1864-1870) – the Brazilians slaughter 3,500 child soldiers between the ages of 9 and 15 in the Acosta Ñu massacre. On this day, Children’s Day is celebrated in that country.
  • 1885: the asteroid (249) Ilse is discovered.
  • 1896: the first news of the new insurrection in the Philippines is received in Spain, which ended with the Spanish invasion of those islands.
  • 1898: in Spain, Francisco Silvela publishes his article «Without pulse», which starts the so-called «Literature of the disaster».
  • 1906: in Valparaíso (Chile) a strong earthquake devastates part of the Chilean coast and partially destroys the city.
  • 1907: in Morocco, Muley Abdelaziz is proclaimed sultan.
  • 1910: the President of the Republic of Chile, Pedro Montt Montt, dies.
  • 1913: the automobile firm Ford Motor Company carries out the first tests to install an assembly line that will multiply production by four.
  • 1916: the Serbian army, reorganized in Corfu (Greece), goes to war against Germany.
  • 1917: United States: the first wireless and radio communication between an airplane and the ground station, as well as between two airplanes, is achieved in Virginia.
  • 1918: in Spain the Ordesa Valley is declared a national park, in the Huesca Pyrenees.
  • 1921: after the death of King Pedro I Karageorgevich, Alexander I. ascends to the throne of Yugoslavia.
  • 1925: The Gold Rush, the first feature film by British filmmaker Charles Chaplin, opens in New York.
  • 1927: the Hispano-Portuguese agreement is signed by which the conditions for hydroelectric use of the Duero River are established, which will culminate in the construction of the Saltos del Duero.
  • 1928 – In the Soviet Union, the National Defense Law introduces compulsory military service.
  • 1929: in Manchuria violent combats between Chinese and Soviet troops take place.
  • 1930: General Rafael Leónidas Trujillo comes to power in the Dominican Republic, initiating a dictatorship that will last 31 years (1930-1961).
  • 1932: in the city of New York (United States) the CBS television station begins to operate, which broadcasts the first series in the world: World Magazine.
  • 1936: in Spain the republican forces disembark in Mallorca.
  • 1942: in Vizcaya (Spain) a young Falangist throws a bomb during some Carlist funerals held in the sanctuary of the Virgin of Begoña, attended by General Varela.
  • 1943: in Białystok (Poland): a revolt takes place in the Jewish ghetto of this city.
  • 1945: the Soviet Union and Poland, after the end of World War II, sign a treaty on the form and distribution of German war reparations.
  • 1945: in the United States, Dean Acheson is appointed new Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
  • 1946: in Spain, the cyclist Julián Berrendero wins the XXVI Tour of Catalonia.
  • 1947: India and Pakistan become independent from the British Empire, which grants them the status of Independent States Associated with the Commonwealth.
  • 1949: in Ecuador, an earthquake leaves a balance of 3,000 victims.
  • 1949: in Santiago de Chile, the carabineros repressed a demonstration between August 16 and 17 – due to the increase in the value of collective transport by 20 cents of peso (a “chaucha”) – leaving a balance of several dead. (Revolt of the Chaucha).
  • 1950: Marshal Tito insists on the non-alignment of Yugoslavia in the constituted political blocs.
  • 1953: in Asunción del Paraguay, Federico Chávez takes the oath of office as President of the Republic.
  • 1954: in the Canary Islands, Tenerife is invaded by a cloud of locusts.
  • 1960: Cyprus becomes independent from the British Empire.
  • 1962: Algeria becomes a member of the Arab League.
  • 1963: The United States extradites former President Marcos Pérez Jiménez to Venezuela.
  • 1965: an accident on the Almería mail train causes 10 deaths and 53 injuries.
  • 1966: in Houston (Texas), the American heart surgeon Michael De Backey provisionally installs an artificial left atrium in a 37-year-old woman. The prosthesis will be removed two days later.
  • 1966: the recovery of the hydrogen bomb dropped into the sea in Almería cost 320 million pesetas.
  • 1968: the bishopric of Bilbao is occupied by 40 priests, in protest at the arrest of ecclesiastics in the Basque Country.
  • 1969: Varahagiri Venkata Giri is elected Head of State of India with the support of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
  • 1971: All European currency markets are closed when the news of the economic and monetary measures adopted by the United States is known.
  • 1971: in Santander (Spain), a serious fire causes losses of 170 million pesetas.
  • 1972: the King of Morocco Hassan II is unharmed in an attack perpetrated by a sector of the air forces of his country.
  • 1972: the hard rock group Deep Purple gives a concert in Osaka from which most of their renowned live album Made in Japan would come out.
  • 1974: Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie loses the last powers of him after the dissolution of the Crown Council.
  • 1974: 30,000 British tourists in Spain are affected by the bankruptcy of the British company Court Line.
  • 1978: in the Dominican Republic, Antonio Guzmán assumes the presidency after ending the Twelve Years of the Government of Joaquín Balaguer.
  • 1980: in Pontevedra, a gas explosion in a hotel causes 26 injuries.
  • 1981: Moscow grants Poland a moratorium on loans of four million dollars until 1985.
  • 1981: Iranian opposition forces seize a speedboat, supplied by France to Iran, and declare it “seat of the national government.”
  • 1981: Lord Carrington arrives in Spain to hold talks on Gibraltar (invaded by the United Kingdom).
  • 1982: Statute of Autonomy of Castilla-La Mancha.
  • 1982: the first CD (compact disc) is created.
  • 1982: in the Dominican Republic, Salvador Jorge Blanco assumes the presidency.
  • 1985: in Barcelona (Catalonia) the headquarters of the Banco Hispano Americano is stolen using the butron procedure (hole in walls or floors). The thieves take a loot of more than 1000 million pesetas.
  • 1986: a ferry sinks in Bangladesh; 500 people disappear.
  • 1986: in the Dominican Republic, Joaquín Balaguer assumes the presidency for the fourth time.
  • 1987: in Detroit (United States) 153 people die when an American commercial airplane crashes.
  • 1987: The Government of Iran threatens to mine the Persian Gulf.
  • 1989: in Nicaragua, President Daniel Ortega begins the process of releasing 1,200 “contras” from prison.
  • 1989: in Europe, thousands of people are awake to see the total lunar eclipse, which lasted for 3 hours and 35 minutes.
  • 1990: in the Dominican Republic, Balaguer assumes the presidency for the fifth time.
  • 1992: British motorist Nigel Mansell is proclaimed the new Formula 1 world champion.
  • 1993: in the United States, Ian Murdock announces, by email, the Linux distribution of the Debian project.
  • 1994: in Sri Lanka, the socialist coalition in the opposition wins the legislative elections.
  • 1994: in the Dominican Republic, Balaguer assumes the presidency for the sixth and last time.
  • 1995: in Colombia, President Ernesto Samper decrees a state of emergency to combat the social and emergency crisis existing in the country.
  • 1996: in the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández takes office as president.
  • 1997: in New York, the stock market falls 147 points; It is the second biggest fall in its history.
  • 1998: in Omagh (Northern Ireland) a car bomb explodes, leaving a total of 29 dead and 200 wounded.
  • 1998: the Serbian army conquers the last center of Kosovar resistance.
  • 1998: In Washington DC, President Bill Clinton admits to a jury his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
  • 1998: in Grecia (Costa Rica) the Municipal Club Grecia is founded.
  • 1999: in Lebanon the head of Hezbollah is assassinated.
  • 2000: The United States approves the cloning of human embryos for medical purposes.
  • 2000: in the Dominican Republic, Hipólito Mejía assumes the presidency.
  • 2001: Emilio Botín becomes sole president of Banco Santander.
  • 2001: in Madrid (Spain) the Galician drug trafficker Sito Miñanco is arrested.
  • 2004: on the London market, the price of Brent oil marks a new all-time high: $ 44.11 a barrel.
  • 2004: at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, María Quintanal gets, in clay pigeon shooting, the first (silver) medal for Spain.
  • 2004: a study is published in the United States showing that statin drugs, used to combat excess cholesterol, are effective in inhibiting the replication of the HIV virus (which causes AIDS) in human cells.
  • 2004: in Argentina, a group of members of the All Boys Athletic Club inaugurates the Miranda Tribune of the Islas Malvinas Stadium as a result of that fact, on August 16, the International Day of the All Boys Fan is celebrated.
  • 2004: in the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández assumes the presidency for the second time.
  • 2005: In Gaza (Palestine), the Israeli Army begins to forcibly evict Israeli settlers who are reluctant to voluntarily abandon illegal settlements.
  • 2005: the Chilean Parliament removes the signature of the dictator Augusto Pinochet from the Constitution.
  • 2005: Russian astronaut Sergey Krikaliov, a crew member of the ISS, breaks the world record for time in space by accumulating 747 days and 14 hours (in various periods).
  • 2005: Northeast Japan is shaken by a violent earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale.
  • 2005: near Maracaibo (Venezuela), a plane crashes, causing 160 victims. (WestCaribbean Flight 708 Crash).
  • 2005: a Spanish helicopter falls in Afghanistan; 17 Spanish soldiers die.
  • 2006: in the Czech Republic, Mirek Topolánek is elected Prime Minister.
  • 2008: In China, Usain Bolt breaks the world record of the 100 meters in the men’s final of the Beijing Olympic Games with a time of 9.69 seconds, improving by 3 hundredths the previous record that he himself held.
  • 2008: in the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández assumes the presidency for the third time.
  • 2009: In Germany, Usain Bolt breaks the world record for the 100 meters in the men’s final of the 2009 World Championships in Athletics in Berlin with a time of 9.58 seconds, beating his own record of 9.69 seconds.
  • 2010: At the Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport, on the island of San Andrés (Colombia), off the Nicaraguan coast, Flight 8250 from Aires crashes, killing two people in the accident.
  • 2011: World Youth Day begins in Madrid (Spain), which is organized by the Catholic Church every year.
  • 2012: Danilo Medina assumes the presidency in the Dominican Republic.
  • 2012: the government of Ecuador grants political asylum to Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks
  • 2014: in Seoul, Pope Francis beatifies 124 Korean martyrs during his pastoral visit to South Korea.
  • 2017: in Cochabamba (Bolivia), the construction of the first metropolitan electric train of the Plurinational State is inaugurated.
  • 2021: the ‘March of the Stones’ was held in Argentina. A call where people took stones with names written on them representing victims of Covid-19 to the government’s house. The event took place in two places at the same time (the Olivos presidential fifth and the Casa Rosada government) and served to honor the victims and repudiate the government of Alberto Fernández.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

August 16 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1573: Anne of Habsburg, Swedish aristocrat, queen consort between 1592 and 1598 (d. 1598).
  • 1638: Nicolás Malebranche, French theologian (d. 1715).
  • 1779: Jacinto Ruiz Mendoza, Spanish military man (d. 1809).
  • 1793: Roque Alvarado, Argentine military and politician (d. 1860).
  • 1805: Amancio Alcorta, Argentine politician, musician and composer (d. 1862).
  • 1815: Juan Bosco, Italian priest, founder of the Salesians, canonized by the Catholic Church (f. 1888).
  • 1821 – Arthur Cayley, British mathematician (d. 1895).
  • 1830: Diego Barros Arana, Chilean educator, diplomat and historian (d. 1907).
  • 1832: Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist, psychologist and philosopher, father of psychology (d. 1920).
  • 1845: Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist, Nobel Prize winner for physics in 1908 (d. 1921).
  • 1849: Johan Kjeldahl, Danish chemist (d. 1900).
  • 1856: Aparicio Saravia, Uruguayan leader (d. 1904).
  • 1860: Jules Laforgue, French Symbolist poet and critic (d. 1887).
  • 1865: Ettore Tolomei, Italian fascist (d. 1952).
  • 1876: Vane Hungerford Pennell, British tennis player (d. 1935).
  • 1883: Roque Estrada Reynoso, Mexican jurist and writer (d. 1966).
  • 1884: Hugo Gernsback, American writer of Luxembourgish origin (d. 1967).
  • 1888: Lawrence of Arabia (Thomas Edward Lawrence), British military man, archaeologist and writer (d. 1935).
  • 1892: Harold Foster, American comic book author (d. 1982).
  • 1892: Otto Messmer, American animator (d. 1983).
  • 1895: Albert Cohen, Swiss writer (d. 1981).
  • 1895: Jacinto Guerrero, Spanish composer of zarzuela (d. 1951).
  • 1897: Vicente Ascone, Uruguayan composer, trumpeter and music teacher (d. 1979).
  • 1897: Joaquín Bau, Spanish businessman and politician (d. 1973).
  • 1901: Riccardo Lombardi, Italian politician and engineer (d. 1984).
  • 1904: Wendell Meredith Stanley, American chemist, 1946 Nobel Prize Winner (d. 1971).
  • 1906: Francisco José II, Liechtensteinian aristocrat, prince of Liechtenstein between 1938 and 1989 (d. 1989).
  • 1909: Bernardo Leighton, Chilean politician (d. 1995).
  • 1911: E. F. Schumacher, German economist (d. 1977).
  • 1912: Ted Drake, British footballer (d. 1995).
  • 1913: Menáchem Beguín, Israeli politician, prime minister between 1977 and 1983 (d. 1992).
  • 1916: Francisco Bernis Madrazo, Spanish ornithologist and biologist (f. 2003).
  • 1920: Charles Bukowski, American writer and poet (d. 1994).
  • 1920: José Tamayo, Spanish theater director (f. 2003).
  • 1923: Joaquín Cordero, Mexican actor (d. 2013).
  • 1924: Grover Boydston, founder of Neurotics Anonymous (d. 1996).
  • 1924: Carlos Sánchez del Río, Spanish physicist, researcher and academic (f. 2013).
  • 1925: José María Obaldia, Uruguayan writer, lexicographer, oral narrator and teacher.
  • 1927: Carmen Bernardos, Spanish actress.
  • 1928: Ann Blyth, American actress and singer.
  • 1928: Eduardo Cote Lamus, Colombian poet and politician (f. 1964).
  • 1928: Eydie Gormé, American singer (d. 2013).
  • 1929: Bill Evans, American jazz pianist (d. 1980).
  • 1929: Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003).
  • 1930: Simha Arom, French-Israeli ethnomusicologist.
  • 1930: Flor Silvestre, Mexican singer and actress (f. 2020).
  • 1930: Robert Culp, American actor (d. 2010).
  • 1930: Leslie Francois Manigat, Haitian politician and professor (d. 2014).
  • 1930: Tony Trabert, American tennis player.
  • 1933: Ricardo Blume, Peruvian actor (f. 2020).
  • 1933: Julie Newmar, American actress, Catwoman in Batman.
  • 1933: Stuart Allen Roosa, American astronaut (d. 1994).
  • 1935: Leopoldo Azancot, Spanish novelist, literary critic and journalist (d. 2015).
  • 1939: David Santalla, Bolivian actor and comedian.
  • 1943: Luis Roldán, Spanish politician, former director of the Civil Guard.
  • 1944: Soledad Becerril, Spanish politician.
  • 1946: Ramón Núñez Centella, Spanish scientific popularizer.
  • 1946: Lesley Ann Warren, American actress.
  • 1950: Hasely Crawford, Trinidadian athlete.
  • 1952: Sonia Silvestre, Dominican singer and broadcaster (f. 2014).
  • 1954: James Cameron, Canadian filmmaker.
  • 1955: Jacobo Winograd, Chilean media character.
  • 1957: Tim Farriss, Australian musician, of the band INXS.
  • 1957: Koki Ruíz, Paraguayan painter and plastic artist.
  • 1958: Angela Bassett, American actress.
  • 1958: Madonna, singer and American actress.
  • 1959: José Luis Clerc, retired Argentine tennis player.
  • 1959: Marc Sergeant, Belgian cyclist.
  • 1960: Éric Caritoux, French cyclist.
  • 1960: Timothy Hutton, American actor.
  • 1962: Steve Carell, American actor.
  • 1963: Alexis Valdés, Cuban actor
  • 1966: Onésimo Díaz, Spanish historian.
  • 1968: Mateja Svet, Slovenian skier.
  • 1969: Yvan Muller, French motorsport driver.
  • 1970: Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist (d. 1995).
  • 1971: Stefan Klos, German footballer.
  • 1972: Emily Erwin, musician and singer of American country music, of the band Dixie Chicks.
  • 1972: Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer.
  • 1973: Iker Sarriegui, Spanish footballer.
  • 1973: Mauricio Islas, Mexican actor.
  • 1973: Milan Rapaić, Croatian footballer.
  • 1974: Krisztina Egerszegi, Hungarian swimmer.
  • 1974: Tomasz Frankowski, Polish footballer
  • 1974: Joaquín Reyes, Spanish humorist.
  • 1976: Susana Rodríguez, Spanish volleyball player.
  • 1978: Eddie Gill, American basketball player.
  • 1980: Vanessa Carlton, American singer-songwriter and pianist.
  • 1980: Robert Hardy, British musician, of the band Franz Ferdinand.
  • 1981: Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan soccer player.
  • 1982: Joleon Lescott, British footballer.
  • 1982: Cam Gigandet, American actor.
  • 1982: Franklin López, Nicaraguan soccer player.
  • 1983: Colt Brennan, American football player (d. 2021).
  • 1984: Sofía Nieto, Spanish actress.
  • 1984: Konstantin Vassiljev, Estonian footballer.
  • 1985: Cristin Milioti, American actress.
  • 1985: Agnes Bruckner, American actress.
  • 1985: Neto, Brazilian soccer player, one of the survivors of LaMia Flight 2933.
  • 1986: Martín Maldonado, Puerto Rican baseball player.
  • 1986: Shawn Pyfrom, American actor.
  • 1986: Ariadne Díaz, Mexican actress.
  • 1988: Claudio Riaño, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1988: Kevin Schmidt, American actor, producer and director.
  • 1989: Riku Riski, Finnish footballer.
  • 1989: Antonio Di Gaudio, Italian footballer.
  • 1990: Holly Michaels, American pornographic actress.
  • 1991: Evanna Lynch, Irish actress and model.
  • 1991: Kwon Ri-Se, Japanese singer, songwriter, dancer and model (f. 2014).
  • 1991: Diletta Leotta, Italian model and presenter.
  • 1992: Diego Schwartzman, Argentine tennis player.
  • 1992: Stefanie van der Gragt, Dutch footballer.
  • 1996: Abdullah Al-Khaibari, Saudi footballer.
  • 1996: Caeleb Dressel, American swimmer.
  • 1996: Ilya Pomazun, Russian footballer.
  • 1997: Greyson Chance, American singer-songwriter and pianist.
  • 1997: Aihen Muñoz, Spanish footballer.
  • 1999: Mickaël Cuisance, French footballer.
  • 2001: Willem Geubbels, French footballer.
  • 2001: Jannik Sinner, Italian tennis player.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

August 16 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 1153: Bernard de Tremelay, French military man, Grand Master of the Order of the Temple (b. Around 1100).
  • 1379 (traditional date): Roque de Montpellier, French religious and saint (b.1350).
  • 1419: Wenceslas of Luxembourg, Bohemian king (b.1361).
  • 1443: Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun aristocrat (b.1434).
  • 1705: Jakob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b.1654).
  • 1788: Francisco Javier Alegre, Mexican historian and Jesuit (b. 1729).
  • 1801 – Ralph Earl, American painter (b. 1751).
  • 1861: Juan Pujol, Argentine politician (b. 1817).
  • 1873: Georg Hellmesberger, Austrian composer and violinist (b. 1800).
  • 1886: Ramakrishna, Bengali mystic (b. 1836).
  • 1888: John Stith Pemberton, American chemist, creator of Coca-Cola (b. 1831).
  • 1893: Jean Martin Charcot, French neurologist (b. 1825).
  • 1899: Robert Bunsen, German chemist (b.1811).
  • 1900: José María Eça de Queirós, Portuguese novelist (b. 1845).
  • 1906: Isidoro de María, Uruguayan historian and journalist (b. 1815).
  • 1910: Pedro Montt, Chilean president between 1906 and 1910 (b. 1849).
  • 1933: Francisco Vázquez Gómez, Mexican physician and politician (b. 1860).
  • 1936: Víctor Chumillas, religious and Spanish Blessed (b.1902).
  • 1938: Robert Johnson, American musician (b.1911).
  • 1940: Henri Desgrange, French cyclist, founder of the Tour de France (b. 1865).
  • 1948 – Babe Ruth, American baseball player (b.1895).
  • 1949: Margaret Mitchell, American writer (b.1900).
  • 1950: Juan Marcilla Arrazola, Spanish engineer (b. 1886).
  • 1956: Béla Lugosi, Hungarian actor (b. 1882).
  • 1957: Irving Langmuir, American chemist, 1932 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry (b. 1881).
  • 1959: Wanda Landowska, Polish harpsichordist and pianist (b. 1879).
  • 1967 – John Courtney Murray, American Jesuit and theologian (b.1904).
  • 1973: Fulgencio Batista, Cuban military and politician (b.1901).
  • 1975: Vladimir Kuts, Soviet athlete (b. 1927).
  • 1977: Elvis Presley, American musician (b. 1935).
  • 1978: Marianito Bauzá, comic-dramatic actor, film, theater, television and radio (b. 1914).
  • 1979: John George Diefenbaker, Canadian Prime Minister (b.1895).
  • 1988: Eduardo Haro Ibars, Spanish poet (b.1948).
  • 1990: Paulino Vicente, Spanish painter (b.1900).
  • 1990: Ricardo Saprissa, Salvadoran-Costa Rican soccer player and businessman (b.1901).
  • 1991: Federico Marés Deulovol, Spanish sculptor and academic (b. 1893).
  • 1992: Cándido López Sanz, Spanish cook (b.1903).
  • 1993: Stewart Granger, British actor (b.1913).
  • 1997: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani singer (b.1948).
  • 1997: Alberto Morán, Argentine singer of Piedmontese origin (b. 1922).
  • 2002: Jorge Bellizzi, Argentine writer (b.1927).
  • 2003: Idi Amin, Ugandan dictator (b.1925).
  • 2003: Haroldo de Campos, Brazilian poet (b.1929).
  • 2003: José María Covarrubias, Mexican activist (b.1948).
  • 2005: Joe Ranft, American animator (b.1960).
  • 2005: Brother Roger, Swiss religious, founder of the Taizé Community (b. 1915).
  • 2006: Hilario Camacho, Spanish musician (b.1948).
  • 2006: Alfredo Stroessner, Paraguayan dictator (b.1912).
  • 2007: Max Roach, American musician, forerunner of modern jazz (b.1924).
  • 2008: Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian musician (b.1914).
  • 2008: Fanny Mikey, actress, director and businesswoman of Colombian-Argentine theater (b.1930).
  • 2008: Ronnie Drew, Irish singer and songwriter (b.1934).
  • 2010: Nicola Cabibbo, Italian physicist (b.1935).
  • 2010: Christopher Freeman, British economist (b.1921).
  • 2011: Andrés Bajuk, Argentine economist, Prime Minister of Slovenia in 2000 (b.1943).
  • 2012: Manuel Calvo Hernando, Spanish journalist, writer and science popularizer (b. 1923).
  • 2016: João Havelange, lawyer and Brazilian sports leader, president of FIFA (b.1916).
  • 2016: Polo Ortín, Mexican actor (b.1928).
  • 2017ː Kira Golovko, Soviet film and theater actress (b.1919)
  • 2018: Aretha Franklin, American singer (b.1942).
  • 2019: Peter Fonda, American actor (b.1940).
  • 2019: Cristina of the Netherlands, youngest daughter of Juliana and Bernardo (b.1947).
  • 2019: José Napoles, Cuban naturalized Mexican boxer (b.1940).
  • 2020: Esther Morales Ayma, Evo Morales’ older sister (b.1950).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

August 16 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Paraguay: Children’s Day.
  • Bolivia: Patronal Festival in honor of San Roque
  • Betanzos, province of La Coruña. Patronal feast in honor of San Roque. Noteworthy was the launch of the paper balloon on the night of August 16, Festival of National Tourist Interest
  • Bronchales (located near Albarracín, Teruel province): Sopeta Day.
  • Cimballa, in the region of Calatayud, province of Zaragoza, the second festivals, traditional for the distribution, in ancient times, of hemp seeds by the Brother who had the party.
  • La Colilla, province of Ávila. Patronal feast in honor of San Roque
  • Vallejera de Riofrío, Salamanca, patron saint festivities in honor of San Roque.
  • In Essen and Hildesheim: anniversary of the holy Bishop Altfrid
  • Mexico National day of the electrodiagnostic technician of Mexico, professional in diagnosis through cellular electrical activity through which graphs of diagnostic utility are obtained such as electrocardiography, electroencephalography, brain mapping, stress tests, Holter monitoring, electromyography, velocities of neuroconduction among others.
  • Kyoto, Japan: Gozan no Okuribi.
  • Macotera (province of Salamanca). In honor of San Roque. From the 14th to the 18th it should be noted that on the 16th, 17th, 18th there are confinements and on the 18th or 19th there is a confinement on horseback and the long procession of the saint that usually lasts about 6 hours.
  • In Moral de Calatrava (Ciudad Real) Fairs and Festivities in honor of Saint Roque, co-patron and protector of the city, together with the Patron Ntra, Mrs. Virgen de la Sierra.
  • Palazuelos, province of Guadalajara. “Burning of the boto”, in memory of the vow or promise made to San Roque. Tanguilla Championship
  • Pedro Bernardo, province of Ávila. Patronal feast in honor of San Roque.
  • Pinos del Valle, Granada. Big day of the supervisory celebrations, since it is the day of the patron. This day is the fluttering of the flag, in honor of San Roque.
  • National Holiday in the Dominican Republic: Restoration day of the Republic.
  • Villagarcía de Arosa, Pontevedra. Festa da Auga on the day of San Roque. This day the inhabitants of the Galician city throw water and wet each other together with the collaboration of the Firefighters according to tradition to alleviate the high temperatures of the area in summer in honor of San Roque.
  • Olavarria, Argentina: National and commemorative day of the fallen by motorcycle.
  • Argentina: ‘March of the Stones’ in tribute to the victims of Covid-19 in the country.
  • Peñalver, Guadalajara: pilgrimage from San Roque to his hermitage, mass and blessed charity (buns and sweets) is distributed.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

August 16 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Stephen I of Hungary.
  • Our Lady of the Graces of Torcoroma.
  • Saint Armagilo
  • Saint Arsacio
  • Saint Beatriz da Silva
  • Saint Frambaldo de Le Mans
  • Saint Roque
  • Saint Rosa Fan Hui
  • Saint serena
  • Saint Theodulus
  • Saint Titus the deacon.
  • Blessed Angel Augustine Mazzinghi
  • Blessed Enrique García Beltrán
  • Blessed Gabriel Sanchís Mompó
  • Blessed Juan de Santa Marta
  • Blessed Juan Bautista Ménestrel
  • Blessed Lorenzo the Cuirassier
  • Blessed Petra of San José Pérez Florido
  • Blessed Plácido García Gilabert
  • Blessed Radulf of Fusteia
  • Blessed Simon Bokusai Kiota and companions.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

August 16 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

♌ Leo:

Famous & Celebrities People Born “A Day as Today”

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August 16 – A Day as Today – Today’s Famous Birthdays

  • 1944 – Moria Casán, actress and Argentine starlet.
  • 1944 – Soledad Becerril, Spanish politician.
  • 1946 – Ramón Núñez Centella, Spanish scientific communicator.
  • 1946 – Leslie Ann Warren, American actress.
  • 1950 – Hasely Crawford, Trinidadian athlete.
  • 1950 – Anne of Windsor, British princess.
  • 1952 – Sonia Silvestre, Dominican singer and broadcaster.
  • 1954 – James Cameron, Canadian filmmaker.
  • 1955 – Jacobo Winograd, Chilean-Argentine media character.
  • 1957 – Tim Farriss, Australian musician, of the band INXS.
  • 1958 – Angela Bassett, American actress.
  • 1958 – Madonna, American singer and actress.
  • 1959 – José Luis Clerc, Argentine tennis player.
  • 1959 – Marc Sergeant, Belgian cyclist.
  • 1960 – Eric Caritoux, French cyclist.
  • 1960 – Timothy Hutton, American actor.
  • 1962 – Steve Carell, American actor.
  • 1966 – Jeff Waters, American guitarist, of the band Thrash Metal Annihilator.
  • 1968 – Mateja Svet, Slovenian skier.
  • 1969 – Yvan Muller, French motorsport driver.
  • 1970 – Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist.
  • 1971 – Stefan Klos, German footballer.
  • 1972 – Emily Erwin, American country music singer and musician, of the band Dixie Chicks.
  • 1972 – Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer.
  • 1973 – Iker Sarriegui, Spanish footballer.
  • 1973 – Mauricio Islas, Mexican actor.
  • 1974 – Krisztina Egerszegi, Hungarian swimmer.
  • 1974 – Iván Hurtado, Ecuadorian soccer player.
  • 1974 – Joaquín Reyes, Spanish humorist.
  • 1976 – Susana Rodríguez, Spanish volleyball player.
  • 1978 – Eddie Gill, American basketball player.
  • 1980 – Vanessa Carlton, American singer-songwriter and pianist.
  • 1980 – Robert Hardy, British musician, of the band Franz Ferdinand.
  • 1981 – Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan soccer player.
  • 1982 – Joleon Lescott, British footballer.
  • 1982 – Cam Gigandet, American actor.
  • 1985 – Cristin Milioti, American actress.
  • 1986 – Shawn Pyfrom, American actor.
  • 1988 – Kevin Schmidt, American actor, producer and director.
  • 1991 – Evanna Lynch, Irish actress.
  • 1997 – Greyson Chance, American singer-songwriter and pianist.

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