On This Day — August 16th


August 16th is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 137 days remaining until the end of the year.


1513 – War of the League of Cambrai: King Henry VIII of England and his Imperial allies defeated French cavalry, who were then forced to retreat.

1812 – War of 1812: American General William Hull surrendered Fort Detroit without a fight to a combined British–Native American force.

1906 – An estimated 8.2 MW earthquake hit Valparaíso, Chile, killing 3,882 people.

1962 – The Beatles fired drummer Pete Best and replaced him with Ringo Starr.

2015 – Suicide bombers assassinated Pakistani politician Shuja Khanzada and killed at least 21 others at his home.

Celebrity Birthdays

Kathie Lee Gifford turns 65

James Cameron turns 64

Madonna turns 60

Angela Bassett turns 60

Steve Carrell turns 56