Retro Baltimore

This Day in History: Aug. 16

Baseball card depicting Ruth as a Baltimore Oriole, 1914 1914 Babe Ruth baseball card as minor leaguer.

In 1948, Baltimore-born baseball legend Babe Ruth died in New York at age 53.

1777: American forces won the Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington.

1954: Sports Illustrated was first published by Time Inc.

1962: The Beatles fired their original drummer, Pete Best, replacing him with Ringo Starr.

1977: Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tenn., at age 42.

1999: The U.S. version of the quiz show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” hosted by Regis Philbin, began a limited two-week run on ABC.