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July 16th, 2007 (July 16 2007)EventAn earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and aftershock of 6.6 occur off the Niigata coast, Japan, killing 8 people with at least 800 injured and damaging a nuclear power plant. See 2007 Chuetsu offshore earthquake.
July 16th, 2006 (July 16 2006)DeathBob Orton, Sr., American professional wrestler (born in 1929)
July 16th, 2006 (July 16 2006)DeathWinthrop Paul Rockefeller, Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas (born in 1948)
July 16th, 2005 (July 16 2005)EventHarry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K.Rowling released, selling over 9 million copies in the 24 hours after release.J.K. Rowling Quotes
July 16th, 2005 (July 16 2005)DeathPietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (born in 1920)
July 16th, 2005 (July 16 2005)DeathPrince Gu of Korea (born in 1931)
July 16th, 2005 (July 16 2005)DeathCamillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer, lyricist, and entertainer (born in 1920)
July 16th, 2004 (July 16 2004)EventMillennium Park, considered the first and most ambitious architectural project in the early 21st century for Chicago, is opened to the public by Mayor Richard M. Daley.
July 16th, 2004 (July 16 2004)DeathGeorge Busbee, Governor of Georgia (born in 1927)
July 16th, 2003 (July 16 2003)DeathCelia Cruz, Cuban musician (born in 1924)
July 16th, 2003 (July 16 2003)DeathCarol Shields, Canadian author (born in 1935)
July 16th, 2002 (July 16 2002)DeathJohn Cocke, American computer scientist (born in 1925)
July 16th, 2001 (July 16 2001)DeathMaurice De Bevere, Belgian cartoonist (born in 1923)
July 16th, 2001 (July 16 2001)DeathTerry Gordy, American professional wrestler (born in 1961)
July 16th, 1999 (July 16 1999)EventJohn 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 Vineyardied in The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy.John F. Kennedy Quotes
July 16th, 1999 (July 16 1999)DeathCarolyn Bessette Kennedy, wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr. (born in 1966)John F. Kennedy Quotes
July 16th, 1999 (July 16 1999)DeathJohn F. Kennedy, Jr., American publisher (born in 1960)John F. Kennedy Quotes
July 16th, 1999 (July 16 1999)DeathHiromi Yanagihara, Japanese singer (born in 1979)
July 16th, 1998 (July 16 1998)DeathJohn Henrik Clarke, American historian and scholar (born in 1915)
July 16th, 1996 (July 16 1996)DeathJohn Panozzo, American musician (Styx) (born in 1948)
July 16th, 1996 (July 16 1996)DeathAdolf von Thadden, German politician, (born in 1921)
July 16th, 1995 (July 16 1995)DeathMay Sarton, Belgian-born American poet (born in 1912)
July 16th, 1995 (July 16 1995)DeathStephen Spender, English poet (born in 1909)
July 16th, 1994 (July 16 1994)EventComet Shoemaker-Levy 9:comet that collided with Jupiter in 1994. Impacts began on this date through July 22nd.
July 16th, 1994 (July 16 1994)BirthMark Indelicato, American singer and actor
July 16th, 1994 (July 16 1994)DeathJulian Schwinger, American physicist, Nobel laureate (born in 1918) Julian Quotes
July 16th, 1994 (July 16 1994)DeathMarcel-Marie Desmarais, French Canadian priest, writer, preacher and broadcaster (born in 1908)
July 16th, 1992 (July 16 1992)DeathBuck Buchanan, American football player (born in 1940)
July 16th, 1991 (July 16 1991)BirthRandall Bentley, American actor
July 16th, 1991 (July 16 1991)DeathRobert Motherwell, American painter (born in 1915)
July 16th, 1991 (July 16 1991)DeathFrank Rizzo, American politician (born in 1920
July 16th, 1990 (July 16 1990)DeathRobert Blackburn, Irish educationist (born in 1927)
July 16th, 1990 (July 16 1990)DeathSidney Torch, English composer, conductor and organist (born in 1908)
July 16th, 1989 (July 16 1989)BirthGareth Bale, Welsh footballer
July 16th, 1989 (July 16 1989)DeathHerbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (born in 1908)
July 16th, 1986 (July 16 1986)BirthCalum Gittins, New Zealand actor
July 16th, 1985 (July 16 1985)DeathHeinrich Boll, German writer, Nobel laureate (born in 1917)
July 16th, 1985 (July 16 1985)DeathWayne King, American musician, songwriter and bandleader (born in 1901)
July 16th, 1984 (July 16 1984)BirthKatrina Kaif, Indian Actress
July 16th, 1984 (July 16 1984)BirthHayanari Shimoda, Japanese racing driver
July 16th, 1983 (July 16 1983)EventSikorsky S-61 disaster: helicopter crash off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.
July 16th, 1982 (July 16 1982)BirthMichael Umana, Costa Rican footballer
July 16th, 1982 (July 16 1982)DeathPatrick Dewaere, French actor (born in 1947)
July 16th, 1982 (July 16 1982)DeathC.R. Swart, South African politician (born in 1894)
July 16th, 1981 (July 16 1981)EventTun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes Malaysia s 4th Prime Minister until retired on October 31, 2003. Making him Asia s longest-serving political leaders (22 years as Prime Minister of Malaysia).
July 16th, 1981 (July 16 1981)DeathHarry Chapin, American musician (born in 1942)Harry Chapin Quotes
July 16th, 1980 (July 16 1980)BirthJesse Jane, American pornographic actress
July 16th, 1980 (July 16 1980)BirthAdam Scott, Australian golfer
July 16th, 1979 (July 16 1979)EventIraqi President Hasan al-Bakr resigns and is replaced by Saddam Hussein.Saddam Hussein Quotes
July 16th, 1979 (July 16 1979)BirthJayma Mays, American actress
July 16th, 1979 (July 16 1979)BirthChris Mihm, American basketball player
July 16th, 1979 (July 16 1979)DeathAlfred Deller, English countertenor (born in 1912)
July 16th, 1978 (July 16 1978)BirthTaj Anwar, model and activist
July 16th, 1977 (July 16 1977)BirthBryan Budd, British soldier (VC recipient) (died in 2006)
July 16th, 1976 (July 16 1976)BirthBobby Lashley, American professional wrestler
July 16th, 1976 (July 16 1976)BirthCarlos Humberto Paredes, Paraguyan footballer
July 16th, 1976 (July 16 1976)BirthAnna Smashnova, Israeli tennis player
July 16th, 1976 (July 16 1976)BirthTomasz Kuchar, Polish rally driver
July 16th, 1976 (July 16 1976)DeathCarmelo Soria, Spanish diplomat assassinated in 1976 by the Chilean DINA
July 16th, 1975 (July 16 1975)BirthBas Leinders, Belgian racing car driver
July 16th, 1975 (July 16 1975)BirthAna Paula Arosio, Brazilian actress
July 16th, 1975 (July 16 1975)BirthJamie Oliver, Welsh keyboardistJamie Oliver Quotes
July 16th, 1974 (July 16 1974)BirthJeremy Enigk, American singer/songwriter and guitarist (Sunny Day Real Estate, The Fire Theft)
July 16th, 1974 (July 16 1974)BirthChris Pontius, American actor and Jackass cast member
July 16th, 1974 (July 16 1974)BirthWendell Sailor, Australian rugby league and union footballer
July 16th, 1973 (July 16 1973)EventWatergate Scandal: Former White House aide Alexander P. Butterfield informs the United States Senate that President Richard Nixon had secretly recorded potentially-incriminating conversations.
July 16th, 1973 (July 16 1973)BirthStefano Garzelli, Italian cyclist
July 16th, 1973 (July 16 1973)BirthShaun Pollock, South African cricketer
July 16th, 1973 (July 16 1973)BirthTim Ryan, American politician
July 16th, 1973 (July 16 1973)BirthGraham Robertson, American filmmaker and author
July 16th, 1971 (July 16 1971)BirthEdward Kowalczyk, American singer (Live)
July 16th, 1971 (July 16 1971)BirthCorey Feldman, American actor
July 16th, 1970 (July 16 1970)BirthApichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai film director
July 16th, 1969 (July 16 1969)EventApollo program: Apollo 11 is launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida and will become the first manned space mission to land on the moon.
July 16th, 1969 (July 16 1969)BirthKathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netballer
July 16th, 1969 (July 16 1969)BirthDaryl Mitchell, American actor
July 16th, 1969 (July 16 1969)BirthRain Pryor, American actress
July 16th, 1968 (July 16 1968)BirthDhanraj Pillay, Indian field hockey player
July 16th, 1968 (July 16 1968)BirthBarry Sanders, American football player
July 16th, 1968 (July 16 1968)BirthLarry Sanger, American co-founder of WikipediaLarry Sanger Quotes
July 16th, 1967 (July 16 1967)BirthWill Ferrell, American comedianWill Ferrell Quotes
July 16th, 1967 (July 16 1967)BirthChristopher Rocancourt, French con artist
July 16th, 1966 (July 16 1966)BirthJohnny Vaughan, English writer and broadcaster
July 16th, 1965 (July 16 1965)EventThe Mont Blanc Tunnel linking France with Italy opens.
July 16th, 1965 (July 16 1965)BirthClaude Lemieux, Canadian ice hockey player
July 16th, 1965 (July 16 1965)BirthTina Tyler, Canadian porn star
July 16th, 1964 (July 16 1964)BirthPhil Hellmuth, American poker player
July 16th, 1964 (July 16 1964)BirthMiguel Indurain, Spanish cyclist
July 16th, 1963 (July 16 1963)BirthPhoebe Cates, American actress
July 16th, 1963 (July 16 1963)BirthSrecko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach
July 16th, 1960 (July 16 1960)BirthTerry Pendleton, American baseball player
July 16th, 1960 (July 16 1960)DeathAlbert Kesselring, German field marshal (born in 1881)Albert Kesselring Quotes
July 16th, 1960 (July 16 1960)DeathJohn P. Marquand, American novelist (born in 1893)
July 16th, 1959 (July 16 1959)BirthGary Anderson, American football player
July 16th, 1959 (July 16 1959)BirthDoug Herzog, American television executive
July 16th, 1958 (July 16 1958)BirthMichael Flatley, Irish-born American dancer
July 16th, 1958 (July 16 1958)BirthPierre Roland Renoir, Canadian artist
July 16th, 1958 (July 16 1958)BirthMike D. Rogers, American politician
July 16th, 1957 (July 16 1957)EventUnited States Marine Major John Glenn flies a F8U Crusader supersonic jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds setting a new transcontinental speed record.John Major Quotes
July 16th, 1957 (July 16 1957)BirthAlexandra Marinina, Russian writer
July 16th, 1956 (July 16 1956)BirthJerry Doyle, American actor
July 16th, 1956 (July 16 1956)BirthTony Kushner, American playwright
July 16th, 1955 (July 16 1955)EventOriginal Disneyland park opens in Anaheim, California
July 16th, 1954 (July 16 1954)BirthJeanette Mott Oxford, American politician
July 16th, 1953 (July 16 1953)BirthDouglas J. Feith, American Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
July 16th, 1953 (July 16 1953)DeathHilaire Belloc, English writer (born in 1870)Hilaire Belloc Quotes
July 16th, 1952 (July 16 1952)BirthStewart Copeland, American drummer (The Police)Stewart Copeland Quotes
July 16th, 1952 (July 16 1952)BirthRobert David Steele, American spy
July 16th, 1951 (July 16 1951)EventKing Leopold III of Belgium abdicates in favour of his son, Baudouin I of Belgium.
July 16th, 1951 (July 16 1951)BirthJean-Luc Mongrain, French-Canadian journalist
July 16th, 1950 (July 16 1950)EventUruguay win the 1950 FIFA World Cup, beating hosts Brazil 2-1 in what is regarded as one of the biggest upsets in sporting history.
July 16th, 1950 (July 16 1950)BirthPierre Paradis, Quebec politician
July 16th, 1950 (July 16 1950)BirthDennis Priestley, English darts player
July 16th, 1950 (July 16 1950)BirthTom Terrell, musicologist, deejay
July 16th, 1949 (July 16 1949)DeathVyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet (born in 1866)
July 16th, 1948 (July 16 1948)EventThe city of Nazareth, hometown of Jesus, capitulated to Israeli troops during Operation Dekel led by Ben Dunkelman, after little more than token resistance, during 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
July 16th, 1948 (July 16 1948)BirthRuben Blades, Panamanian singer and actor
July 16th, 1948 (July 16 1948)BirthPinchas Zukerman, Israeli violinist
July 16th, 1947 (July 16 1947)BirthAlexis Herman, 23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor
July 16th, 1947 (July 16 1947)BirthAssata Shakur, American activist
July 16th, 1947 (July 16 1947)DeathRaoul Wallenberg, Swedish humanitarian (exact date of death uncertain) (born in 1912)
July 16th, 1946 (July 16 1946)BirthBarbara Lee, American politician
July 16th, 1946 (July 16 1946)BirthRichard LeParmentier, American actor
July 16th, 1946 (July 16 1946)BirthRon Yary, American football player
July 16th, 1945 (July 16 1945)EventManhattan Project: The Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon at the Trinity site near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
July 16th, 1943 (July 16 1943)BirthReinaldo Arenas, Cuban poet (died in 1990)
July 16th, 1942 (July 16 1942)EventHolocaust: Rafle du Vel d Hiv: The Vichy France government orders French police officers to round up 13,000-20,000 Jews and imprison them in the Winter Velodrome. In 1995, president Jacques Chirac officially recognizes the French police s responsibility.
July 16th, 1942 (July 16 1942)BirthMargaret Court, Australian tennis player
July 16th, 1941 (July 16 1941)EventNew York Yankees Joe DiMaggio gets a hit in his 56th consecutive game.
July 16th, 1941 (July 16 1941)BirthDesmond Dekker, Jamaican musician (died in 2006)
July 16th, 1941 (July 16 1941)BirthMiso Kovac, Croatian musician
July 16th, 1939 (July 16 1939)BirthCorin Redgrave, English actor
July 16th, 1939 (July 16 1939)BirthMariele Ventre, Italian choir director (died in 1995)
July 16th, 1938 (July 16 1938)BirthTony Jackson, English bass player (The Searchers) (died in 2003)
July 16th, 1937 (July 16 1937)BirthRichard Bryan, American politician
July 16th, 1936 (July 16 1936)BirthBuddy Merrill, American musician (The Lawrence Welk Show)
July 16th, 1934 (July 16 1934)BirthDon Payne, American politician
July 16th, 1932 (July 16 1932)BirthMax McGee, American football player (died in 2007)
July 16th, 1932 (July 16 1932)BirthDick Thornburgh, American politician
July 16th, 1931 (July 16 1931)EventEmperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia signs the first constitution of Ethiopia.
July 16th, 1930 (July 16 1930)BirthMichael Bilirakis, American politician
July 16th, 1930 (July 16 1930)BirthGuy Beart, Egyptian-born French singer and songwriter
July 16th, 1928 (July 16 1928)BirthAnita Brookner, English novelist
July 16th, 1928 (July 16 1928)BirthRobert Sheckley, American author (died in 2005)Robert Ley Quotes
July 16th, 1928 (July 16 1928)BirthDavid C. Treen, American politician
July 16th, 1928 (July 16 1928)BirthTicho Parly, Danish tenor (died in 1993)
July 16th, 1926 (July 16 1926)BirthIrwin Rose, American biologist, Nobel laureate
July 16th, 1925 (July 16 1925)BirthCal Tjader, American musician (died in 1982)
July 16th, 1924 (July 16 1924)BirthBess Myerson, American beauty queen
July 16th, 1923 (July 16 1923)BirthChris Argyris, American educator
July 16th, 1919 (July 16 1919)BirthChoi Kyuha, President of South Korea (died in 2006)
July 16th, 1919 (July 16 1919)BirthHermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal (died in 1999)
July 16th, 1918 (July 16 1918)BirthBayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor (died in 1989)
July 16th, 1917 (July 16 1917)DeathPhilipp Scharwenka, Polish-German composer (born in 1847)
July 16th, 1916 (July 16 1916)DeathIlya Mechnikov, Russian microbiologist, Nobel laureate (born in 1845)
July 16th, 1915 (July 16 1915)BirthBarnard Hughes, American actor (died in 2006)
July 16th, 1915 (July 16 1915)DeathEllen White, American co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (born in 1827)
July 16th, 1912 (July 16 1912)BirthMilt Bocek, American baseball player (died in 2007)
July 16th, 1911 (July 16 1911)BirthGinger Rogers, American actress and dancer (died in 1995)
July 16th, 1911 (July 16 1911)BirthSonny Tufts, American actor (died in 1970)
July 16th, 1907 (July 16 1907)BirthFrances Horwich, American educator and television personality (died in 2001)
July 16th, 1907 (July 16 1907)BirthOrville Redenbacher, American farmer and businessman (died in 1995)
July 16th, 1907 (July 16 1907)BirthBarbara Stanwyck, American actress (died in 1990)
July 16th, 1906 (July 16 1906)BirthVincent Sherman, American film director (died in 2006)
July 16th, 1903 (July 16 1903)BirthCarmen Lombardo, Canadian musician (died in 1971)
July 16th, 1903 (July 16 1903)BirthMary Philbin, American actress (died in 1993)
July 16th, 1903 (July 16 1903)BirthFritz Bauer, German judge (died in 1968)
July 16th, 1902 (July 16 1902)BirthAlexander Luria, Russian psychologist (died in 1977)
July 16th, 1896 (July 16 1896)BirthTrygve Lie, Norwegian politician, first United Nations Secretary General (died in 1968)
July 16th, 1896 (July 16 1896)BirthOtmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German eugenicist and Nazi physician (died in 1969)
July 16th, 1896 (July 16 1896)BirthEvelyn Preer, American actress (died in 1932)
July 16th, 1896 (July 16 1896)DeathEdmond Goncourt, French writer and critic (born in 1822)
July 16th, 1889 (July 16 1889)BirthLarry Semon, American comedian (died in 1928)
July 16th, 1888 (July 16 1888)BirthPercy Kilbride, American actor (died in 1964)
July 16th, 1888 (July 16 1888)BirthFrits Zernike, Dutch physicist, Nobel laureate (died in 1966)
July 16th, 1888 (July 16 1888)Birth"Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American baseball player (died in 1951)
July 16th, 1886 (July 16 1886)DeathNed Buntline, American pulp novelist (born in 1823)
July 16th, 1884 (July 16 1884)BirthAnna Vyrubova, Russian memoirist (died in 1964)
July 16th, 1883 (July 16 1883)BirthCharles Sheeler, American photographer and artist (died in 1965)
July 16th, 1882 (July 16 1882)DeathMary Todd Lincoln, First Lady of the United States (born in 1818)
July 16th, 1880 (July 16 1880)EventDr. Emily Howard Stowe becomes the first woman licenced to practice medicine in Canada.
July 16th, 1879 (July 16 1879)DeathEdward Deas Thomson, Australian politician (born in 1800)
July 16th, 1872 (July 16 1872)BirthRoald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer (died in 1928)
July 16th, 1870 (July 16 1870)BirthLambert McKenna, Irish scholar (died in 1956)
July 16th, 1862 (July 16 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: David G. Farragut becomes the first United States Navy rear admiral.
July 16th, 1862 (July 16 1862)BirthIda B. Wells, American civil rights activist (died in 1931)
July 16th, 1858 (July 16 1858)BirthEugene Ysaye, Belgian violinist (died in 1931)
July 16th, 1831 (July 16 1831)DeathLouis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (born in 1763)
July 16th, 1821 (July 16 1821)BirthMary Baker Eddy, American religious leader (died in 1910)
July 16th, 1796 (July 16 1796)BirthJean-Baptiste Camille Corot, French painter (died in 1875)
July 16th, 1796 (July 16 1796)DeathGeorge Howard, British field marshal (born in 1718)
July 16th, 1790 (July 16 1790)EventThe signing of the Residence Bill establishes a site along the Potomac River as the District of Columbia (seat of government).
July 16th, 1782 (July 16 1782)EventFirst performance of Mozart s opera The Abduction from the Seraglio.
July 16th, 1770 (July 16 1770)DeathFrancis Cotes, English painter (born in 1726)
July 16th, 1769 (July 16 1769)EventFather Junipero Serra founds Mission San Diego de Alcala, the first mission in California. The mission later evolves into the city of San Diego.
July 16th, 1747 (July 16 1747)DeathGiuseppe Maria Crespi, Italian painter (born in 1665)
July 16th, 1729 (July 16 1729)DeathJohann David Heinichen, German composer (born in 1683)
July 16th, 1723 (July 16 1723)BirthJoshua Reynolds, English painter (died in 1792)Joshua Reynolds Quotes
July 16th, 1722 (July 16 1722)BirthJoseph Wilton, English sculptor (died in 1803)
July 16th, 1714 (July 16 1714)BirthMarc Rene, marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer (died in 1800)
July 16th, 1691 (July 16 1691)DeathFrancois-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, French war minister (born in 1641)
July 16th, 1686 (July 16 1686)DeathJohn Pearson, English theologian (born in 1612)
July 16th, 1683 (July 16 1683)EventManchu/Chinese Qing Dynasty naval forces under commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands.
July 16th, 1664 (July 16 1664)DeathAndreas Gryphius, German writer (born in 1616)
July 16th, 1661 (July 16 1661)EventThe first banknotes in Europe are issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco.
July 16th, 1647 (July 16 1647)DeathMasaniello, Neapolitan rebel (born in 1622)
July 16th, 1611 (July 16 1611)BirthArchduchess Cecilia Renata of Austria, Queen of Poland (died in 1644)
July 16th, 1594 (July 16 1594)DeathThomas Kyd, author of The Spanish Tragedy (born in 1558)Thomas Kyd Quotes
July 16th, 1557 (July 16 1557)DeathAnne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII of England (born in 1515) Henry VIII of England Quotes
July 16th, 1546 (July 16 1546)DeathAnne Askew, English Protestant (burned at the stake) (born in 1521)
July 16th, 1486 (July 16 1486)BirthAndrea del Sarto, Italian painter (died in 1530)
July 16th, 1342 (July 16 1342)DeathKing Charles I of Hungary
July 16th, 1324 (July 16 1324)DeathEmperor Go-Uda of Japan (born in 1267)
July 16th, 1194 (July 16 1194)BirthSaint Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi (died in 1253) Francis of Assisi Quotes
July 16th, 1054 (July 16 1054)EventThree Roman legates fractured relations between the Western and Eastern Christian churches by placing an invalid Papal Bull of Excommunication on the altar in the Hagia Sophia during Saturday afternoon divine liturgy. This is often dated as the start of the East-West Schism.
July 16th, 0622 (July 16 0622)EventThe beginning of the Islamic calendar.

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