16 January

January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 349 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 16th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 16th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Nothing Day
  • Appreciate A Dragon Day
  • National Religious Freedom Day
  • International Hot and Spicy Food Day
  • World Religion Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – January 16

2005: Adriana Iliescu gives birth at the age of 66

The Romanian university lecturer broke the record for the world’s oldest birth mother.

1992: The civil war in El Salvador ends

The war had lasted over 12 years and left more than 75,000 people dead.

1979: The Shah of Iran flees the country

As a consequence, Ayatollah Khomeini later took power and proclaimed the Islamic Republic.

1919: Prohibition begins in the United States

The 18th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.

27 The Roman Empire is established

One of the events marking the beginning of the Imperium Romanum was the Roman Senate’s granting of the honorific Augustus to Octavian on this day.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, January 16

1974: Kate Moss, English model

1959: Sade Adu, Nigerian/English singer-songwriter, producer

1948: John Carpenter, American director

1933: Susan Sontag, American author

1932: Dian Fossey, American zoologist

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, January 16

2009: John Mortimer, English lawyer, author

1986: Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, publisher

1979: Ted Cassidy, American actor

1957: Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor

1917: George Dewey, American Admiral

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