Today in History - History - July 16th

All Categories | Historical Events | Famous Birthdays | Deaths | Weddings | Divorces

Hop to:
Notable Historical Events for July 16th

1979Premier/pres al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein

1988Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec

1918A Bolshevik firing squad at Ekaterinburg, Siberia, executes Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family

1934Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes

1999John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy.

1519Public debate between Martin Luther & theologist John Eck at Pleissenburg Castle in Liepzig, Luther denies the divine right of the Pope

1951Novel "Catcher in Rye" by J. D. Salinger published

198944th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

1948Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Phila, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager

1971Franco appoints prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain

July 16th Historical Events
Date Event
Notable Birthdays on July 16th

1958Michael Flatley, Chicago Ill, Irish choreographer (Lord of Dance)

1911Ginger Rogers, [Virginia McMath], Independ Mo, dancer (Gay Divorcee)

1942Margaret Smith Court, Perth Australia, tennis pro (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam wins)

1979Kim Rhode [Kimberley], Whittier California, double trap (Olympics-gold-1996)

1907Orville Redenbacher, Brazil Indiana, American popcorn King (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet)

1963Mikael Pernfors, Malmo Sweden, tennis star (1986 French Open finalist)

1943Jimmy Johnson, Port Arthur Texas, NFL coach (Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins)

1821Mary Baker Eddy, Bow New Hampshire, founded Christian Science (Science & Health), (d. 1910)

July 16th Birthdays
Date Event
Notable Weddings on July 16th

2005Academy award winning actress Sandra Bullock (40) weds "Monster Garage" host Jesse James (36) at sunset on the grounds of The Folded Hills Ranch in Gaviota, California

1857Confederate general Thomas Jackson (33) weds Mary Anna Morrison in Lincoln County

1960Actress Vera Miles (30) weds actor Keith Larsen (36)

1988"Back To The Future" actor Michael J. Fox (27) weds "Family Ties" actress Tracy Pollan (28) at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont

1892Impressionist Painter Claude Monet (51) weds longtime companion Alice Hoschedé

2000Cartoonist Jim Davis (54) weds Jill Davis

July 16th Weddings
Date Event
Notable Divorces on July 16th

2012Actor-comedian Russell Brand (36) divorces popstar Katy Perry (27) due to irreconcilable differences a year after the fairy-tale wedding in India

2001"Kate & Leopold" actress Meg Ryan (38) divorces actor Dennis Quaid (46) after 9 years of marriage

July 16th Divorces
Date Event
Notable Deaths on July 16th

1882Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady of the United States (b. 1818)

1999John F. Kennedy Jr., American publisher (George) and lawyer, dies in a plane crash at 38

July 16th Deaths
Date Event
Keep in touch with us:
beta testing:

nothing here now


Today in history calendar
January 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31