What Happened on August 16, 1994

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Chandrika Kumaratungo's party wins Sri Lanka elections
  • Shauna Gambill, 17, of California, crowned 12th Miss Teen USA

Famous Deaths

  • Earnest Pawel, Polish/US author (Nightmare of Reason), dies at 74
  • Frits de Knight, photographer, dies of AIDS at 40
  • Henry Geldzahler, US critic, dies
  • John Doucette, actor (Fighting Mad, Gang War), dies of cancer at 73