16 June

16 June

June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 198 days remain until the end of the year.

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

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

Table of Contents

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

Global Celebrations

  • International Day Of The African Child.
  • World Sea Turtle Day.
  • Fresh Veggies Day
  • National Fudge Day
  • International Day of the African Child
  • National Dump the Pump Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – June 16

2010: The world’s first country-wide total tobacco ban goes into effect

Bhutan banned the cultivation, harvesting, production, and sale of tobacco and tobacco products. It is still legal in the South Asian country to smoke in a private setting, but obtaining tobacco products legally is close to impossible.

1977: Oracle Corporation was incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.

1976: South African police kill hundreds of protesting schoolchildren

An estimated 20,000 youth were protesting against the introduction of Afrikaans as the languages of instruction in their schools when police officers started firing into the crowd. The “Soweto uprising” is today commemorated on Youth Day each year.

1967: The Monterey Pop Festival opens

The three-day concert event featured historic performances by Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Ravi Shankar, and Janis Joplin.

1963: Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space

The Soviet cosmonaut completed 48 orbits on board the spaceship “Vostok 6” before returning safely to Earth. The former textile worker was declared “Hero of the Soviet Union” and received the United Nations Gold Medal of Peace.

1960: Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho is premiered

The horror-thriller starring Anthony Perkins and Vera Miles has become one of the classics of the genre. The shower scene is one of the best-known murder scenes in the history of film.

1951: Audrey Hepburn, sitting on a rock wearing a hat and beachwear, 1951.

Audrey Hepburn, sitting on a rock wearing a hat and beachwear, 1951.

1912: Colorized photo of Ned Parfett, best known as the “Titanic paperboy” April 16, 1912. Photographer unknown.

Colorized photo of Ned Parfett, best known as the “Titanic paperboy” April 16, 1912. Photographer unknown.

1903: The American automotive corporation, Ford Motor Company was founded by Henry Ford and 11 associate investors in 1903.

1903: The American automotive corporation, Ford Motor Company was founded by Henry Ford and 11 associate investors in 1903.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, June 16

1971: Tupac Shakur, American rapper, producer, actor

1912: Enoch Powell, British politician

1890: Stan Laurel, English actor, comedian

1882: Mohammad Mosaddegh, Iranian politician, 60th Prime Minister of Iran

1723: Adam Smith, Scottish philosopher, economist

Tupac Shakur was born.

Mithun Chakraborty was born.

Jürgen Klopp was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, June 16

2014: Tony Gwynn, American baseball player, coach

1993: Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer

1977: Wernher von Braun, German physicist, engineer

1969: Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, English field marshal, 17th Governor General of Canada

1722: John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, English general, politician

Wernher Von Braun died.

George Reeves died.

Prafulla Chandra Ray died.


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