On This Day 16 August

Important Days

Important Events

1920 – Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians is hit on the head by a fastball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees, and dies early the next day. Chapman was the second player to die from injuries sustained in a Major League Baseball game, the first being Doc Powers in 1909.

1991 – Indian Airlines Flight 257, a Boeing 737-200, crashes during approach to Imphal Airport, killing all 69 people on board.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1948 – Barry Hay, Indian-born Dutch rock musician

1950 – Naseeruddin Shah, Indian film and stage actor and director.

1957 – R. R. Patil, Indian lawyer and politician, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2015)

1968 – Arvind Kejriwal, Indian civil servant and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Delhi

1970 – Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor and producer


1970 – Manisha Koirala, Indian actress

Death/ Death Anniversary

1886 – Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Indian mystic and philosopher (b. 1836)