On August 16:
1888: T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia, was born.
1902 Georgette Heyer, English novelist, was born.
1913 Menachem Begin, Israel’s 6th Prime Minister and a Nobel Laureate was born.
1944: CORSO was formed.
1947 Carol Moseley Braun, the first African American elected to the US Senate, was born.
1958 US singer Madonna was born.
1960 Cyprus gained independence.
1977 Elvis Presley died.
Sourced from Wikipedia and NZ History Online.