On September 16:
1905 The first fully representative New Zealand rugby team started a tour of Britain. The Originals popularised the haka and the All Black name.
1908 General Motors was formed.
1923 Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s Minister Mentor, was born.
1924 USA actor Lauren Bacall was born.
1925 Irish Prime Minister Charles Haughey was born.
1943 Bernie Calvert, musician with The Hollies, was born.
1948 Kenney Jones, founding member of Small Faces and drumemr for The Who, was born.
1955 Juan Perón was deposed as President in Argentina.
1956 USA illusionist David Copperfield was born.
1963 Malaysia was formed from Malaya, Singapore and British North Borneo (sabah) and Sarawak.
1975 Papua New Guinea gained its independence from Australia.
1987 The Montreal Protocol was signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.