Today in History for 16th February 2020

Historical Events

1946 – “The Duchess Misbehaves” closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 5 performances
1982 – Assembled STS-3 vehicle moves from Vandenberg AFB to launch pad
1992 – LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson’s #32 uniform
1998 – Tellabs Inc acquires Coherent Communications Systems for $670 million
2014 – Netherlands sweeps the medals in the women’s 1,500m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Jorien ter Mors wins gold ahead of team mates Ireen Wüst and Lotte van Beek
2018 – Sochi (2014) Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer of Austria wins the super-G gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games

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Famous Birthdays

1886 – Andrew Ducat, cricketer (Test for Eng 1921 (3 and 2) Soccer intl)
1932 – Nand Baert, Belgian radio/TV-host
1946 – J R Farndon, British consultant surgeon
1962 – Tony Kiley, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
1964 – Bebeto [José Roberto Gama de Oliveira], Brazilian footballer, born in Salvador, Brazil
1974 – Kimberly Dawn Whipany, Oklahoma, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)

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Famous Deaths

1917 – Octave Mirbeau, French writer (b. 1848)
1919 – Vera Kholodnaya, Russian film star (b. 1893)
1973 – Pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies
2006 – Johnny Grunge, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
2013 – Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist who collaborated with The Beatles, dies at 72
2019 – Theodore Isaac Rubin, American psychiatrist and author credited with popularising psychotherapy, dies at 95

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