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Tuesday 16 October 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Boss's Day (United States and Canada)
  • Engineer's Day in Bolivia

Events

  • In 2017 astronomers officially announce the detection of a gravitational wave, named GW170817, associated with the merger of two neutron stars. GW170817 also seemed related to a gamma ray burst, likely GRB 170817A, 1.7 seconds later, and a visible light observational event 11 hours afterwards, AT 2017gfo.
  • 1978 – Karol Wojtyla is elected Pope John Paul II after the October 1978 Papal conclave, the first non-Italian pontiff since 1523.
  • 1968 – United States athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos are kicked off the US team for participating in the 1968 Olympics Black Power salute.
  • 1968 – Yasunari Kawabata becomes the first Japanese person to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • 1964 – China detonates its first nuclear weapon.
  • 1951 – The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
  • 1939 – World War II: No. 603 Squadron RAF intercepts the first Luftwaffe raid on Britain.
  • 1923 – The Walt Disney Company is founded by Walt Disney and his brother, Roy Disney.
  • 1916 – In Brooklyn, New York, Margaret Sanger opens the first family planning clinic in the United States.
  • 1909 – William Howard Taft and Porfirio Díaz hold a summit, a first between a U.S. and a Mexican president, and they only narrowly escape assassination.
  • 1875 – Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.
  • 1869 – Girton College, Cambridge is founded, becoming England's first residential college for women.
  • 1869 – The Cardiff Giant, one of the most famous American hoaxes, is "discovered".
  • 1846 – William T. G. Morton first demonstrated ether anesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Ether Dome.
  • 1841 – Queen's University is founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1780 – Royalton, Vermont and Tunbridge, Vermont are the last major raids of the American Revolutionary War.

Births

  • 1992 – Bryce Harper, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Rachel Reilly, American talk show host and actress
  • 1981 – Anthony Reyes, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Boyd Melson, American boxer
  • 1980 – Sue Bird, American basketball player
  • 1979 – Erin Brown, American actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1978 – Ethan Luck, American guitarist and drummer
  • 1977 – John Mayer, American singer-songwriter, rapper, guitarist, and producer
  • 1975 – Kellie Martin, American actress, director, and producer
  • 1973 – Justin Credible, American wrestler
  • 1972 – Adrianne Frost, American comedian, actress, and author
  • 1972 – Kordell Stewart, American football player and radio host
  • 1971 – Chad Gray, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971 – Paul Sparks, American actor
  • 1969 – Roy Hargrove, American trumpet player and composer
  • 1969 – Terri J. Vaughn, American actress and producer
  • 1969 – Wendy Wilson, American singer-songwriter
  • 1968 – Randall Batinkoff, American actor and producer
  • 1966 – Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, American voice actress, singer, and director
  • 1965 – Tom Tolbert, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1964 – James Thompson, American-Finnish author (d. 2014)
  • 1962 – Flea, Australian-American bass player, songwriter, and actor
  • 1962 – Manute Bol, Sudanese-American basketball player and activist (d. 2010)
  • 1962 – Tamara McKinney, American skier
  • 1961 – Randy Vasquez, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1960 – Bob Mould, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1959 – Brian Harper, American baseball player
  • 1958 – Tim Robbins, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1956 – John Chavis, American football player and coach
  • 1956 – Marin Alsop, American violinist and conductor
  • 1956 – Meg Rosoff, American-English author
  • 1955 – Ellen Dolan, American actress
  • 1954 – Lorenzo Carcaterra, American author and blogger
  • 1953 – Tony Carey, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1952 – Christopher Cox, American lawyer and politician
  • 1952 – Cordell Mosson, American bass player (d. 2013)
  • 1948 – Bruce Fleisher, American golfer
  • 1948 – Leo Mazzone, American baseball player and coach
  • 1947 – Bob Weir, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist
  • 1947 – David Zucker, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1946 – Suzanne Somers, American actress and producer
  • 1945 – Paul Monette, American author and poet (d. 1995)
  • 1945 – Roger Hawkins, American session drummer
  • 1941 – Tim McCarver, American baseball player, sportscaster, and singer
  • 1940 – Barry Corbin, American actor and producer
  • 1940 – Dave DeBusschere, American basketball player and coach (d. 2003)
  • 1938 – Carl Gunter, Jr., American politician (d. 1999)
  • 1932 – Henry Lewis, American bassist and conductor (d. 1996)
  • 1931 – Charles Colson, American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1931 – P. W. Underwood, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress (d. 2016)
  • 1928 – Mary Daly, American philosopher and theologian (d. 2010)
  • 1926 – Charles Dolan, American businessman, founded Cablevision and HBO
  • 1925 – Angela Lansbury, English-American actress, singer, and producer
  • 1923 – Linda Darnell, American actress (d. 1965)
  • 1922 – Leon Sullivan, American minister and activist (d. 2001)
  • 1921 – MacKenzie Miller, American horse trainer and breeder (d. 2010)
  • 1921 – Matt Batts, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1919 – Kathleen Winsor, American journalist and author (d. 2003)
  • 1918 – Abraham Nemeth, American mathematician and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1912 – Clifford Hansen, American rancher and politician, 26th Governor of Wyoming (d. 2009)
  • 1908 – Olivia Coolidge, English-American author and educator (d. 2006)
  • 1903 – Big Joe Williams, American Delta blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1982)
  • 1900 – Goose Goslin, American baseball player and manager (d. 1971)
  • 1898 – William O. Douglas, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1980)
  • 1890 – Paul Strand, American photographer and director (d. 1975)
  • 1888 – Eugene O'Neill, American playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)
  • 1888 – Paul Popenoe, American founder of relationship counseling (d. 1979)
  • 1881 – William Orthwein, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1955)
  • 1872 – Walter Buckmaster, English polo player and businessman, co-founded Buckmaster & Moore (d. 1942)
  • 1869 – Claude H. Van Tyne, American historian and author (d. 1930)
  • 1861 – Richard Sears, American tennis player (d. 1943)
  • 1831 – Lucy Stanton, American activist (d. 1910)
  • 1819 – Austin F. Pike, American lawyer and politician (d. 1886)
  • 1815 – Francis Lubbock, American colonel and politician, 9th Governor of Texas (d. 1905)
  • 1806 – William P. Fessenden, American lawyer and politician, 26th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1869)
  • 1804 – Benjamin Russell, American painter and educator (d. 1885)
  • 1802 – Isaac Murphy, American educator and politician, 8th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1882)
  • 1795 – William Buell Sprague, American minister, historian, and author (d. 1876)
  • 1789 – William Burton, American physician and politician, 39th Governor of Delaware (d. 1866)
  • 1762 – Paul Hamilton, American soldier and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1816)
  • 1758 – Noah Webster, American lexicographer (d. 1843)
  • 1754 – Morgan Lewis, American general, lawyer, and politician, 3rd Governor of New York (d. 1844)
  • 1351 – Gian Galeazzo Visconti, first Duke of Milan (d. 1402)

Deaths

  • 2015 – James W. Fowler, American psychologist and academic (b. 1940)
  • 2015 – Richard J. Cardamone, American lawyer and judge (b. 1925)
  • 2015 – Vera Williams, American author and illustrator (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Allen Forte, American musicologist and theorist (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Robert B. Rheault, American colonel (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Saggy Tahir, Pakistani-American lawyer and politician (b. 1944)
  • 2012 – Eddie Yost, American baseball player and coach (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Frank Moore Cross, American scholar and academic (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – John A. Durkin, American lawyer and politician (b. 1936)
  • 2012 – Mario Gallegos, Jr., American firefighter and politician (b. 1950)
  • 2010 – Barbara Billingsley, American actress (b. 1915)
  • 2010 – Eyedea, American rapper and producer (b. 1981)
  • 2006 – John Victor Murra, Ukrainian-American anthropologist and academic (b. 1916)
  • 2004 – Pierre Salinger, American journalist and politician, 11th White House Press Secretary (b. 1925)
  • 2001 – Etta Jones, American singer-songwriter (b. 1928)
  • 2000 – Mel Carnahan, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 51st Governor of Missouri (b. 1934)
  • 2000 – Rick Jason, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 1999 – Jean Shepherd, American radio host, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 1998 – Jon Postel, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1943)
  • 1997 – Audra Lindley, American actress (b. 1918)
  • 1997 – James A. Michener, American author and philanthropist (b. 1907)
  • 1996 – Jason Bernard, American actor (b. 1938)
  • 1992 – Shirley Booth, American actress and singer (b. 1898)
  • 1990 – Art Blakey, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1919)
  • 1990 – Jorge Bolet, Cuban-American pianist and educator (b. 1914)
  • 1989 – Cornel Wilde, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 1989 – Scott O'Dell, American journalist and author (b. 1898)
  • 1989 – Walter Farley, American author and educator (b. 1915)
  • 1981 – Eugene Eisenmann, Panamanian-American lawyer and ornithologist (b. 1906)
  • 1978 – Dan Dailey, American actor, singer, dancer, and director (b. 1913)
  • 1973 – Gene Krupa, American drummer, composer, and actor (b. 1909)
  • 1972 – Hale Boggs, American lawyer and politician (b. 1914)
  • 1972 – Leo G. Carroll, English-American actor (b. 1886)
  • 1972 – Nick Begich, American lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
  • 1971 – Robin Boyd, Australian architect and educator, designed the Domain Park Flats (b. 1919)
  • 1968 – Ellis Kinder, American baseball player (b. 1914)
  • 1966 – George O'Hara, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1899)
  • 1959 – George Marshall, American general and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Defense, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1880)
  • 1959 – Minor Hall, American drummer (b. 1897)
  • 1958 – Robert Redfield, American anthropologist of Mexico (b. 1897)
  • 1913 – Ralph Rose, American shot putter, discus, and hammer thrower (b. 1885)
  • 1888 – John Wentworth, American journalist and politician, 19th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1815)
  • 1810 – Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian religious leader, founded the breslov hasidic group (b. 1772)
  • 1730 – Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French-American explorer and politician, 3rd French Governor of Louisiana (b. 1658)
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