June 16th | What Happened Today in History? | Historical Events on This Day

In this article, we are providing Worldwide June 16th Events and Famous Birthdays of Important Personalities. You can also get information about Historical facts of this day i.e June 16th in the areas like military, Politics, Science, Music, Sports, Arts, Entertainment, Births and Deaths and more information in our article. Many people want to know, What is special about today?. That’s why, the Interesting Historical Facts that occurred around the world are mentioned here. You can also find Today In Indian History of June 16 in this article. Important events happened on this day in History are mentioned in below table.

Also see – June 15th in History & June 17th in History

June 16th in history
June 16th in history

June 16 | What Happened In History Today?

This Day In History


Rome was sacked by the Vandal army.

1487With the Battle of Stoke, The War of the Roses ended.
1567Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned in Lochleven Castle in Scotland.
1815Napoleon defeated the Prussians at the Battle of Ligny, Netherlands.
1858In a speech in Springfield, IL, U.S. Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved.
1884The first roller coaster is opened in America at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, NY.
1890The second Madison Square Gardens opened.
1883The New York Giants baseball team admitted all ladies for free to the ballpark. It was the first Ladies Day.
1897The U.S. government signed a treaty of annexation with Hawaii.
1903Ford Motor Company was incorporated.
1904The novel “Ulysses” by James Joyce took place. The main character of the book was Leopold Bloom.
1922Henry Berliner accomplished the first helicopter flight at College Park, MD.
1925A German proposal for a security pact is accepted by France.
1940Marshal Henri-Philippe Petain became the prime minister of the Vichy government of occupied France.
1941The closure of all German consulates in the United States is ordered by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The deadline was set as July 10.
1952“My Little Margie” debuted on CBS-TV.
1955The U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend Selective Service until 1959.
1955Pope Pius XII excommunicated Argentine President Juan Peron. The ban was lifted eight years later.
1955An attack on President Juan Peron’s headquarters is launched by Argentine naval officers.
1961From the Soviet Union while in Paris, traveling with the Leningrad Kirov Ballet, Rudolf Nureyev defected.
196326-year-old Valentina Tereshkova went into orbit aboard the Vostok 6 spacecraft for three days. She was the first female space traveler.
1972West German police in Hanover captured Ulrike Meinhof.
1975On naval cooperation between Britain and South Africa, The Simonstown agreement ended.
1976Against the South African government’s plan to enforce Afrikaans as the language for instruction in black schools, In Soweto, thousands of school children revolted.
1977The first person to hold the post of president and Communist Party General Secretary is Soviet president of the USSR is Leonid Brezhnev.. He replaced Nikolai Podgorny.
1978The film adaptation of “Grease” premiered in New York City.
1980In Chicago, IL, The movie “The Blues Brothers” opened
1985For the triple jump with a leap of 58 feet, 11-1/2 inches in the U.S.A. championships in Indianapolis, IN, the world record is broken by Willie Banks.
1992Russian President Boris Yeltsin was welcomed by U.S. President George H.W. Bush to a meeting in Washington, DC. The two agreed in principle to reduce strategic weapon arsenals by about two-thirds by the year 2003.
1996Russian voters had their first independent presidential election. Boris Yeltsin was the winner after a run-off.
1999A 1992 federal music piracy law does not prohibit a palm-sized device that can download high-quality digital music files from the Internet and play them at home is said by The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
2000U.S. federal regulators approved the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE Corp.
2000An employee at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico had discovered that two computer hard drives were missing is reported by U.S. Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson.
2008California began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Famous Birthdays on June 16th

The famous people who celebrate their Birthday on 16th June are listed in below table. The following table includes the celebrities like Actors, Actresses, Models, Authors, Singers, Athletes, Musicians, Rappers and Producers who born on June 16th, in Chronological order.

Learn about famous people/celebrity who are celebrating their birthdays today. In this Article of 16th June, we have listed Famous Birthdays in below table. So, Find out which celebrity is blowing the birthday candles along with you on June 16.

Today Famous Birthdays


Stan Laurel -Comic

1899Helen Traubel-American opera singer
1910Jack Albertson -American actor
1916Hank Luisetti- American basketball player
1917Katherine Graham -American publisher
1920John Howard Griffin -American journalist
1937Erich Segal -American author
1938Joyce Carol Oates – Author
1939Corin Redgrave -Actor
1939Billy ‘Crash’ Craddock – Country singer
1941Lamont Dozier – Songwriter
1942Eddie Levert – Musician (The O’Jays)
1943Joan Van Ark – Actress (“Knot’s Landing”)
1945Iain Matthews – Musician (Fairport Convention)
1946Derek Sanderson -Ice hockey centre
1950James Smith – Musician (The Stylistics)
1951Roberto Duran – Boxer
1952Gino Vannelli – Singer
1955Laurie Metcalf – Actress (“Roseanne”)
1967Jenny Shimizu -Model
1970Phil Mickelson – Golf player
1971Tupac Shakur – Rapper
1973Eddie Cibrian -Actor
1975Frederick Koehler-American actor
1977China Shavers -American actress
1977Kerry Wood – Baseball player
1982Missy Peregrym – Actress
1983Olivia Hack -American actress

What happened in India Today?

Now we are providing the June 16th information of What happened in India Today. Many events are occurred on this day in History.The Historical facts that are important and occurred in India on June 16th are listed below. The famous Historic events, famous peoples births and deaths that are occurred in India on June 16th are listed in below table. The list of Today In Indian History of June 16 in the below table are listed in Chronological Order.

Today in Indian History


The 1st bishop of Bahia, Pedro Fernandes Sardinha was shipwrecked between the rivers São Francisco and Cururupu and murdered by the Indians.


In India monsoon rain storms battered southern India for 3 days and killed at least 85 people with 250 missing.


Pakistan admitted deep involvement on the Kashmir border war with India.


In southern India a coal mine collapsed with at least 17 miners feared killed.


In India a passenger train derailed after smashing into boulders on a bridge, killing at least 20 people and injuring 50.


India allowed foreign funds to invest in local news publications, widening the potential investor base within a 26 percent ceiling on foreign ownership. Foreign firms were allowed to own 100% of non-news publications.


India’s cabinet gave its approval for signing and ratifying the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism


In Indian Kashmir 2 civilians were killed and three policemen wounded when militants hurled grenades and raked a police motorcade with AK assault rifle fire in Srinagar’s northern Baramulla district.


It was reported that a coin shortage had gripped Calcutta, India. Bank officials investigated claims that coins were being melted down to make razor blades.


Indian PM Manmohan Singh met with Pakistan’s president for the first time since last year’s deadly terrorist attacks on Mumbai, and told him Pakistan must prevent its territory from being used to launch such attacks. The leaders of South Asia’s nuclear-armed neighbors met on the sidelines of summits in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg.


In Russia leaders from the world’s top emerging economic powers met for their first summit to plot a strategy to increase their clout amid the global crisis. Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) failed to reach consensus on a new reserve currency. They did issue a statement calling for a more diversified int’l. monetary system.


In western India at least 32 pilgrims were killed and more than 20 injured when their bus plunged off a bridge in Maharashtra state.


Bhutan will not allow its territory to be used against India, an early success for Indian PM Narendra Modi’s region-wide drive to shore up diplomatic relations with neighbors in return for stronger economic ties.


In northern India two crowded buses went out of control and fell off roads in separate accidents in the Himalayan foothills, killing a total of 21 people


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