On this day timelines October 16th

On this day timelines October 16th

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On this day timelines October 16th



1923 – The Walt Disney Company is founded by Walt Disney and his brother, Roy Disney.

1984 – The Bill debuted on ITV, eventually becoming the longest-running police procedural in British television history.


1854 – Oscar Wilde, Irish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1900)

1888 – Eugene O’Neill, American playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)

1912 – Karl Ristikivi, Estonian author and poet (d. 1977)

1927 – Günter Grass, Polish-German author, poet, playwright, and illustrator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)

1938 – Nico, German singer-songwriter, model, and actress (d. 1988)

1947 – Bob Weir, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Grateful Dead)

1947 – David Zucker, American director, producer, and screenwriter

1958 – Tim Robbins, American actor, director, and screenwriter

1959 – Gary Kemp, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Spandau Ballet)


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