August 16 in pop culture history
1977 – Elvis dies on the crapper. The sight of his bloated carcass on the toilet is only slightly more scarring than his Vegas stage show.
1962 – Pete Best gets canned from the Beatles. Forty-three year nightmare has yet to end.
1983 – Paul Simon and Carrie Fisher married. Simon files for divorce in 1985 after Fisher refuses for the 1,257th time to wear the gold bikini from Return of the Jedi.