August 16 in History
1966August 16, 1966:
American rock ensemble ‘The Monkees’ drops their maiden track entitled "Last Train To Clarksville”. It would go on to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1968August 16, 1968:
Pop band, The Jackson 5 performs at a musical concert for the first time. The group’s initial lineup consists of five family members namely Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson, and Michael Jackson.
1969August 16, 1969:
Blind Faith, a supergroup formed by Eric Clapton and other top musicians, issues their eponymous debut album. It contains songs like "Can't Find My Way Home" and "Had to Cry Today".
- August 16, 1969:
American sitcom “The Show” is first shown on the CBS network. Aside from Debbie Reynolds, the series stars other well-known actors like Patricia Smith and Don Chastain.
1977August 16, 1977: Famous American actor and musician, Elvis Presley dies. He’s widely remembered for his double-sided songs titled "Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel". He’s believed to have died from drug overdose.
1985August 16, 1985:
American rock ensemble, Red Hot Chili Peppers issues their album titled “Freaky Styley”. The work contains a number of hit singles like "Jungle Man" and "Hollywood (Africa)".
1994August 16, 1994:
Award-winning Canadian band, Barenaked Ladies drops their second album dubbed “Maybe You Should Drive”. It was produced by Ben Mink under the Reprise record label.
1995August 16, 1995:
The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson performs a live concert with his children, Wendy and Carnie, for the first time.
2003August 16, 2003:
The United States Postal Service announces a new postage stamp in honor of American composer, Henry Mancini. He was a recipient of twenty Grammy Awards and four Oscar Awards.
2016August 16, 2016:
The famous New Orleans Arena is the venue for the premiering of Spike Lee-directed documentary titled "When the Levees Broke". The work highlights the devastating impact that Hurricane Katrina had on the people of New Orleans.