August 16

Famous Births

August 16:

Madonna, famous actress and singer

Steve Carell, famous actor

Julie Newmar, famous actress

Carol Moseley Braun, Woman's rights activist

Lesley Ann Warren, famous actress

In the USA


On August 16, 1948, Babe Ruth passed away

On August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley passed away

On August 16, 1896, Gold was discovered in the Yukon

On August 16, 1972, USA drops air attacks on North Vietnam

Timothy James McVeigh is executed for the Oklahoma City Bombing

Events around the globe

In 2001:

An earthquake hit India causing over 20,000 deaths

On August 16, 1964, General Khan ousts General Minh as chief of state of South Vietnam

The 27th G8 summit takes place in Genoa, Italy. Massive demonstrations against the meeting by anti-globalization groups

120 people killed in stampede at football game in Ghana

Hotel fire at Manila, Philippines causes the death of over 100 people.

Popular trends

In 2001:

The most popular toy was Bratz Dolls

Famous actors were Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt

Famous singers were Britney Spears, JLo, and Faith Hill

Living Costs

A stamp- $0.33

A simple car-$26,000

A luxury car-$70,000

A four-bedroom house in Media, PA- $138,000

Milk gallon - $3

Adult movie ticket- $5.65

One gallon of gas- $1.47

A simple pair of jeans- $6