Flea Turns 50! Read His Bio

October 16
On This Day: October 16

Born: October 16, 1962
Age: 50 years old
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Occupation: Bassist

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153 years ago
Abolitionist John Brown leads a raid on Harper’s Ferry, hoping to start a slave rebellion.
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96 years ago
Margaret Sanger founds Planned Parenthood by opening a birth control clinic in the United States.
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25 years ago
"Baby Jessica" McClure is rescued from an abandoned well, where she was trapped for 58 hours.
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17 years ago
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan leads the Million Man March in Washington, D.C.
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Born On This Day
Oscar Wilde
Born: October 16, 1854
Died: November 30, 1900
Age: 46 years old
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Occupation: Writer
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Suzanne Somers
Born: October 16, 1946
Age: 66 years old
Birthplace: San Bruno, CA, United States
Occupation: Television Actress
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Michael Collins
Born: October 16, 1890
Died: August 22, 1922
Age: 31 years old
Birthplace: Clonakilty, Ireland
Occupation: Activist, Military Leader
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Died On This Day
Marie Antoinette
Died: October 16, 1793
Age: 37 years old
Place: Paris, France
Occupation: Queen
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Deborah Kerr
Died: October 16, 2007
Age: 86 years old
Place: Suffolk, England
Occupation: Film Actress
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Barbara Billingsley
Died: October 16, 2010
Age: 94 years old
Place: Santa Monica, CA, United States
Occupation: Television Actress
Best Known For >>

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