16 September

16 September

September 16 is the 259th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 106 days remain until the end of the year. 

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

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

Table of Contents

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

Global Celebrations

  • National Stepfamily Day
  • National Play Doh Day
  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
  • National Collect Rocks Day
  • National Guacamole Day
  • National Working Parents Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – September 16

1982: Members of a right-wing Lebanese militia massacre 1500-3000 people in two Beirut-area refugee camps

The killings took over three days in the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila and were led by the Lebanese Christian Phalangist militia.

1978: An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter Scale rocks the city of Tabas in Iran

More than 11,000 people were killed during the natural disaster.

1963: Malaysia is created

The Federation of Malaya united with Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore to create Malaysia. Singapore left the arrangement two years later.

1920: A bomb explodes on Wall Street, New York killing 38 people

The Wall Street Bombing, as the incident is known, was the deadliest such act on American soil to that date. It is still not known who was responsible for the bombing.

1908: General Motors Corporation is founded in Flint, Michigan by William C. Durant and Charles Stewart Mott

The company, also known as GM, was one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cars and trucks. Most notably, the company manufactured Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Hummer brand cars.

1776: Great Battles of History on this day in 1776 – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Harlem Heights was fought resulting in a minor victory of George Washington and the Continental Army.

Great Battles of History on this day in 1776 – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Harlem Heights was fought resulting in a minor victory of George Washington and the Continental Army.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, September 16

1963: Richard Marx, American singer-songwriter, producer

1956: David Copperfield, American magician

1952: Mickey Rourke, American boxer, actor, screenwriter

1925: B.B. King, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer

1858: Bonar Law, Canadian/Scottish politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, September 16

1980: Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist

1977: Maria Callas, Greek soprano

1898: Ramón Emeterio BetancesPuerto Rican doctor, politician

1824: Louis XVIII of France

1701: James II of England


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