What happened this day in history October 16

What are the important events that happened on October 16? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 16: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 16 is the 289th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 76 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 3, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,634,342,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaoctacontaenneagon’ day.

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Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 108 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,221 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 16 Historical Events

  • 1869
    Girton College, Cambridge is founded, becoming England’s first residential college for women.
  • 1906
    The Captain of Köpenick fools the city hall of Köpenick and several soldiers by impersonating a Prussian officer.
  • 1916
    In Brooklyn, New York, Margaret Sanger opens the first family planning clinic in the United States.
  • 1946
    Nuremberg Trials: Execution of the convicted Nazi leaders of the Main Trial.
  • 1964
    Soviet leaders Leonid Brezhnev and Alexei Kosygin are inaugurated as General Secretary of the CPSU and Premier, respectively and the collective leadership is established.
  • 1975
    The Australian Coalition opposition parties using their senate majority, vote to defer the decision to grant supply of funds for the Whitlam Government’s annual budget, sparking the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis.
  • 1978
    Pope John Paul II is elected after the October 1978 Papal conclave.
  • 1986
    Reinhold Messner becomes the first person to summit all 14 Eight-thousanders.
  • 1991
    Luby’s massacre: George Hennard runs amok in Killeen, Texas, killing 23 and wounding 20 in Luby’s Cafeteria.
  • 2006
    Hawaii Earthquake: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocks Hawaii, causing property damage, injuries, landslides, power outages, and the closure of Honolulu International Airport.

Who were born on October 16?

  • 1663
    Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (d. 1736)
  • 1917
    Alice Pearce, American actress (d. 1966)
  • 1931
    Rosa Rosal, Filipino actress and humanitarian
  • 1938
    Nico, German musician, fashion model and actress (d. 1988)
  • 1959
    Brian Harper, American baseball player
  • 1959
    Marc Collins-Rector, American businessman and sex offender
  • 1962
    Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian baritone
  • 1973
    David Unsworth, English footballer
  • 1974
    Paul Kariya, Canadian hockey player
  • 1981
    Caterina Scorsone, Canadian actress

Who died on October 16?

  • 1655
    Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (b. 1591)
  • 1951
    Liaqat Ali Khan, first Prime Minister of Pakistan (b 1895)
  • 1956
    Jules Rimet, president of FIFA (b. 1873)
  • 1959
    Minor Hall, American jazz musician (b. 1897)
  • 1962
    Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher and poet (b. 1884)
  • 1964
    Patsy Callighen, Canadian Hockey Player (b. 1906)
  • 1978
    Dan Dailey, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 1989
    Cornel Wilde, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 2006
    John Murra, Ukrainian-American anthropologist (b. 1916)
  • 2010
    Barbara Billingsley, American actress (b. 1915)

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