History for November 16 - On-This-Day.com
Burgess Meredith 1908, Clu Gulager 1928, Steve Railsback 1948
Marg Helgenberger 1958 - Actress ("C.S.I."), Martha Plimpton 1970 - Actress ("Raising Hope"), Maggie Gyllenhaal 1977 - Actress
1952 - In the Peanuts comic strip, Lucy first held a football for Charlie Brown.
1973 - Skylab 3 carrying a crew of three astronauts, was launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, on an 84-day mission.
1973 - U.S. President Nixon signed the Alaska Pipeline measure into law.
1981 - A vaccine for hepatitis B was approved. The vaccine had been developed at Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research.
1998 - It was announced that Monica Lewinsky had signed a deal for the North American rights to a book about her affair with U.S. President Clinton.
2000 - Bill Clinton became the first serving U.S. president to visit Communist Vietnam.
2004 - A NASA unmanned "scramjet" (X-43A) reached a speed of nearly 10 times the speed of sound above the Pacific Ocean.