16 March

16 March

March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 290 days remain until the end of the year.

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

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

Table of Contents

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

Global Celebrations

  • Freedom Of Information Day.
  • Lips Appreciation Day
  • National Panda Day
  • No Selfies Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – March 16

1988: A poison gas attack kills 5000 civilians in the Kurdish town of Halabjah

The war crime was in all likelihood executed on the orders of Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein.

1988: In Northern Ireland, an Ulster loyalist kills 3 people at a Provisional IRA funeral

Michael Stone was later convicted of the Milltown Cemetary attack, which was filmed by news crews.

1968: U.S. troops massacre hundreds of unarmed civilians in Vietnam

The 504 victims of the My Lai Massacre included many children and infants.

1960: Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Psycho is premiered

The film starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh is an all-time classic of the suspense movie genre.

1926: Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fuel rocket

The idea for this revolutionary rocket engine first appeared in a book by Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.

1965: Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin With His New Matra Djet Sports Car, In Front Of The Monument To The Conquerors Of Space, Moscow.

1965: Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin With His New Matra Djet Sports Car, In Front Of The Monument To The Conquerors Of Space, Moscow.

1923: Rwandan man with Amasunzu hairstyle, 1923

Rwandan man with Amasunzu hairstyle, 1923

1913: Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family, 1913. Murdered by Bolsheviks 100 years ago.

1913: Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family, 1913. Murdered by Bolsheviks 100 years ago.

1910: The Titanic and Olympic under construction at Harland and Wolff shipyard Belfast, 1910

The Titanic and Olympic under construction at Harland and Wolff shipyard Belfast, 1910

1869: Hiram R. Revels makes 1st official speech by an African American in the Senate in 1869.

1690: French King Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland in 1690.

1527: Mughal Emperor Babur defeats Rajput forces led by Rana Sanga consolidating Mughal power in 1527.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, March 16

1986: Daisuke Takahashi, Japanese figure skater

1954: Nancy Wilson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress

1953: Richard Stallman, American computer programmer

1917: Samael Aun Weor, Colombian author

1912: Pat Nixon, American educator, 39th First Lady of the United States

Richard Stallmam was born.

Jung So-min was born.

Rajpal Yadav was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, March 16

2008: Bill Brown, Australian cricketer

2006: Minnie Pwerle, Australian painter

2003: Rachel Corrie, American activist

1983: Arthur Godfrey, American radio, television host

37: Tiberius, Roman Emperor

Tiberus died.

Valentinian III died.

William Beveridge died.


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