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Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1949 - WDAF TV channel 4 in Kansas City, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1952 - Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi
  • 1952 - Woolworth's at Powell & Market (SF) opens
  • 1953 - Fidel Castro sentenced to 15 years (Havana)
  • 1956 - "Love Me Tender" with Elvis Presley premieres
  • 1956 - William J Brennan Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice
  • 1957 - Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia
  • 1957 - USAF sends 2 aluminium bullets into space
  • 1958 - Benjamin Britten's "Nocturne," premieres
  • 1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1960 - NL votes to admit Houston & NY to league
  • 1962 - Byron R White becomes a Supreme Court Justice
  • 1962 - Cuban missile crisis began as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
  • 1962 - KTXT TV channel 5 in Lubbock, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 - Yanks (20th championship) beat SF Giants 4 games to 3 in World Series
  • 1962 - NY Yankees appear in 12 & win 9 of last 14 World Series
  • 1963 - 2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral
  • 1963 - NY newspaper "Mirror" last edition
  • 1964 - Brezhnev & Kosygin replace Khrushchev as head of Russia
  • 1964 - China becomes world's 5th nuclear power
  • 1964 - Harold Wilson's Labour party wins British election
  • 1964 - Indians' directors vote to keep franchise in Cleveland, rejecting bids by Seattle, Oakland & Dallas
  • 1965 - "Drat! - The Cat!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 8 perfs
  • 1965 - Singer Leslie Uggams marries Grahame Pratt in NYC
  • 1966 - Joean Baez & 123 other ani-draft protestors arrested in Oakland
  • 1967 - WETK TV channel 33 in Burlington, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 - WGNO TV channel 26 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 - China reports removal of president Li Sjao-tji
  • 1968 - Czechoslovakia & Russian "accord" rules allies Soviet forces
  • 1968 - During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute
  • 1968 - Milwaukee Bucks play their 1st game losing 89-84 to Chic Bulls
  • 1968 - Jim Dorey sets Toronto Maple Leaf penalty records (48 mins on 9 penalties in a game & 44 minutes on 7 penalties in a period)
  • 1969 - 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
  • 1969 - Soyuz 6 returns to Earth
  • 1969 - Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series
  • 1970 - Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser
  • 1971 - Amphitheater in McLaren Park is dedicated in SF
  • 1972 - "Pacific Paradise" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1972 - Creedence Clearwater Revival breaks up