On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1973

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 5th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Sheraton Hotel, Harbor Island

Famous Birthdays

  • Damian Jackson, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Selman Waksman, Ukrainian-American microbiologist (Nobel 1951-ingenious, systematic and successful studies of the soil microbes that led to the discovery of streptomycin), dies at 85
  • Veda Ann Borg, American model and actress (Kid Galahad, Avalanche, Accomplice), dies of cancer at 58