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January 16 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 16th:
January 16 - Deaths:
960 – Polyeuctus - Patriarch of Constantinople
1387 – Elizabeth of Bosnia - Hungarian queen & regent (b. 1340)
1400 – John Holland - 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (b. 1352)
1545 – George Spalatin - German reformer (b. 1484)
1547 – Johannes Schöner - German astronomer & cartographer (b. 1477)
1554 – Christiern Pedersen - Danish humanist (b. 1480)
1585 – Edward Clinton - 1st Earl of Lincoln, English admiral (b. 1512)
1659 – Charles Annibal Fabrot - French lawyer (b. 1580)
1710 – Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (b. 1675)
1711 – Joseph Vaz - Apostle of Ceylon (b. 1651)
1747 – Barthold Heinrich Brockes - German poet (b. 1680)
1748 – Arnold Drakenborch - Dutch classical scholar (b. 1684)
1750 – Ivan Trubetskoy - Russian field marshall (b. 1667)
1752 – Francis Blomefield - English topographer (b. 1705)
1794 – Edward Gibbon - English historian (b. 1737)
1809 – John Moore - British general (b. 1761)
1817 – Alexander J. Dallas - American statesman (b. 1759)
1826 – Lindley Murray - grammarian (b. 1745)
1834 – Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette - French mathematician (b. 1769)
1856 – Thaddeus William Harris - American naturalist (b. 1795)
1864 – Anton Schindler - Austrian biographer of Beethoven (b. 1795)
1865 – Edmond François Valentin About - French writer (b. 1828)
1879 – Octave Crémazie - French Canadian poet (b. 1827)
1886 – Amilcare Ponchielli - Italian opera composer (b. 1834)
1891 – Léo Delibes - French composer (b. 1836)
1898 – Charles Pelham Villiers - British Member of Parliament (b. 1802)
1901 – Jules Barbier - French opera librettist (b. 1825)
1901 – Arnold Böcklin - Swiss painter (b. 1827)
1901 – Hiram Revels - first African-American to serve in the U. S. Senate (b. 1822)
1906 – Marshall Field - American entrepreneur (b. 1834)
1917 – George Dewey - American admiral (b. 1837)
1919 – Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves - President of Brazil (b. 1848)
1920 – Reginald De Koven - American music critic & operetta composer (b. 1859)
1924 – Winifred Cochrane - Countess of Dundonald, Scottish philanthropist (b. 1859)
1935 – Ma Barker - American criminal (b. 1871)
1936 – Albert Fish - American serial killer (b. 1870)
1942 – Prince Arthur - Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria (b. 1850)
1942 – Carole Lombard - American actress (b. 1908)
1957 – 1st Earl of Athlone - British royal, brother of Queen Mary (b. 1874)
1957 – Arturo Toscanini - Italian conductor (b. 1867)
1962 – Ivan Meštrović - Croatian sculptor (b. 1883)
1962 – Frank Hurley - Australian photographer (b. 1885)
1963 – Ike Quebec - American tenor-saxophone player (b. 1918)
1967 – Robert J. Van de Graaff - American nuclear physicist (b. 1901)
1968 – Bob Jones - Sr, American evangelist (b. 1883)
1969 – Vernon Duke - American composer & songwriter (b. 1903)
1969 – Jan Palach - Czech political protester (b. 1948)
1971 – Philippe Thys - Belgian cyclist (b. 1890)
1972 – Teller Ammons - American politician (b. 1895)
1972 – Ross Bagdasarian - Sr. (David Seville), American actor (b. 1919)
1979 – Ted Cassidy - American actor (b. 1932)
1979 – August Heissmeyer - German SS officer (b. 1897)
1981 – Bernard Lee - English actor (b. 1908)
1982 – Red Smith - American sports columnist (b. 1905)
1985 – Robert Fitzgerald - American poet & translator (b. 1910)
1986 – Herbert W. Armstrong - American evangelist, author, & publisher (b. 1892)
1987 – Bertram Wainer - Australian pro-abortion campaigner (b. 1928)
1988 – Andrija Artuković - Croatian war criminal (b. 1899)
1988 – Ballard Berkeley - English actor (b. 1904)
1989 – Prem Nazir - Malayalam actor (b. 1926)
1993 – Jón Páll Sigmarsson - Icelandic strength athlete (b. 1960)
1993 – Glenn Corbett - American actor (b. 1930)
1995 – Eric Mottram - English poet, teacher, critic, & editor (b. 1924)
1996 – Marcia Davenport - American author & music critic (b. 1903)
1997 – Ennis Cosby - son of entertainer Bill Cosby (b. 1969)
1998 – Dimitris Horn - Greek actor (b. 1921)
1999 – Jim McClelland - Australian solicitor & politician (b. 1915)
2000 – Will "Dub" Jones - American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)
2000 – John Morris Rankin - Canadian musical entertainer (b. 1959)
2001 – Laurent-Désiré Kabila - President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1939)
2001 – Auberon Waugh - British author & journalist (b. 1939)
2002 – Michael Bilandic - Mayor of Chicago (b. 1923)
2002 – Robert Hanbury Brown - British astronomer & physicist (b. 1916)
2002 – Bobo Olson - American boxer (b. 1928)
2002 – Eddie Meduza - Swedish composer (b. 1948)
2002 – Ron Taylor - American actor (b. 1952)
2003 – Richard Wainwright - English politician (b. 1918)
2004 – Kalevi Sorsa - Prime Minister of Finland (b. 1930)
2005 – Marjorie Williams - American journalist (b. 1958)
2006 – Stanley Biber - American surgeon (b. 1923)
2007 – Ron Carey - American actor (b. 1935)
2007 – Benny Parsons - American racecar driver & commentator (b. 1941)
2009 – Joe Erskine - American boxer & long distance runner (b. 1930)
2009 – John Mortimer - British barrister, screenwriter & author. (b. 1923)
2009 – Andrew Wyeth - American realist painter (b. 1917)


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January 16 - Births

Calendar Date January 16th:
January 16th - Births:
1245 – Edmund Crouchback - son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)
1409 – René I of Naples (d. 1480)
1477 – Johannes Schöner - German astronomer & cartographer (d. 1547)
1501 – Anthony Denny - confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)
1616 – François de Vendôme - duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)
1626 – Lucas Achtschellinck - Flemish painter (d. 1699)
1634 – Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter - Norwegian poet (d. 1716)
1675 – Louis de Rouvroy - duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (d. 1755)
1728 – Niccolò Piccinni - Italian composer (d. 1800)
1807 – Charles Henry Davis - American Civil War Admiral (d. 1877)
1815 – Henry W. Halleck - American Civil War general (d. 1872)
1821 – John C. Breckinridge - U.S. Vice-President & Confederate general (d. 1875)
1834 – Robert R. Hitt - American politician (d. 1906)
1836 – King Francis II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1894)
1838 – Franz Brentano - German philosopher & psychologist (d. 1917)
1844 – Ismail Qemali - Albanian nationalist (d. 1919)
1853 – Andre Michelin - French industrialist (d. 1931)
1853 – Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson - English actor & theatre manager (d. 1937)
1853 – Gen Sir Ian Hamilton - British military commander (d. 1947)
1853 – Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov - Russian philosopher (d. 1900)
1872 – Edward Gordon Craig - English actor, producer, director & scenic designer (d. 1966)
1872 – Henri Busser - French composer (d. 1973)
1874 – Robert W. Service - Canadian poet (d. 1958)
1875 – Leonor Michaelis - German enzyme kinetic theorist (d. 1947)
1878 – Harry Carey - American silent film actor (d. 1947)
1885 – Zhou Zuoren - Chinese writer (d. 1967)
1886 – John Hamilton - American actor (d. 1958)
1888 – Osip Brik - Russian writer (d. 1945)
1893 – Daisy Kennedy - Australian violinist (d. 1981)
1894 – Irving Mills - American jazz music publisher (d. 1985)
1895 – Nat Schachner - American author (d. 1955)
1896 – Ruth Rose - American screenwriter (d. 1978)
1897 – Carlos Pellicer - Mexican poet (d. 1977)
1898 – Margaret Booth - American film editor (d. 2002)
1898 – Irving Rapper - UK-US film director (d. 1999)
1901 – Fulgencio Batista - Cuban leader (d. 1973)
1901 – Frank Zamboni - American inventor (d. 1988)
1902 – Eric Liddell - Scottish runner (d. 1945)
1903 – William Grover-Williams - English-French racing driver & WWII resistance fighter (d. 1945)
1905 – Ernesto Halffter - Spanish composer & conductor (d. 1989)
1906 – Diana Wynyard - British actress (d. 1964)
1907 – Alexander Knox - Canadian actor (d. 1995)
1907 – Paul Nitze - American government official (d. 2004)
1908 – Ethel Merman - American actress & singer (d. 1984)
1908 – Günther Prien - German World War II submarine captain (d. 1941)
1910 – Dizzy Dean - American baseball player (d. 1974)
1911 – Roger Lapébie - French cyclist (d. 1996)
1911 – Eduardo Frei Montalva - Chilean politician (d. 1982)
1914 – Roger Wagner - American choral musician (d. 1992)
1915 – Leslie H. Martinson - American television & film director.
1916 – Philip Lucock - Australian politician & Presbyterian minister (d. 1996)
1917 – Carl Karcher - founded the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain (d. 2008)
1918 – Nel Benschop - Dutch poet (d. 2005)
1918 – Clem Jones - Australian Lord Mayor of Brisbane (d. 2007)
1918 – Stirling Silliphant - American writer (d. 1996)
1918 – Allan Ekelund - Swedish film producer (d. 2009)
1920 – Alberto Crespo - Argentine racing driver (d. 1991)
1920 – Elliott Reid - American actor
1921 – Francesco Scavullo - American photographer (d. 2004)
1922 – Ernesto Bonino - Italian singer (d. 2008)
1923 – Gene Feist - American stage actor & producer
1923 – Anthony Hecht - American poet (d. 2004)
1924 – Katy Jurado - Mexican actress (d. 2002)
1928 – Pilar Lorengar - Spanish soprano (d. 1996)
1928 – William Kennedy - American author
1930 – Clarence Ray Allen - American murderer (d. 2006)
1930 – Norman Podhoretz - US writer, foreign policy adviser
1931 – Johannes Rau - German politician (d. 2006)
1932 – Dian Fossey - American zoologist (d. 1985)
1933 – Susan Sontag - American writer (d. 2004)
1934 – Marilyn Horne - American opera singer
1935 – A.J. Foyt - American race car driver & team owner
1937 – Lorraine Bayly - Australian actress
1937 – Luiz Bueno - Brazilian racing driver
1938 – Jô Soares - Brazilian author, musician & TV personality
1942 – René Angélil - Canadian music executive
1942 – Barbara Lynn - American singer
1943 – Gavin Bryars - English composer & double bassist
1943 – Brian Ferneyhough - British composer
1944 – Jim Stafford - American singer & songwriter
1946 – Kabir Bedi - Indian actor
1946 – Ronnie Milsap - American singer & songwriter
1946 – Katia Ricciarelli - Italian soprano
1947 – Magdalen Nabb - British author (d. 2007)
1947 – Harvey Proctor - British politician
1947 – Dr. Laura Schlessinger - American radio talk show host
1948 – John Carpenter - American film director
1948 – Dalvanius Prime - New Zealand entertainer (d. 2002)
1948 – Ruth Reichl - American magazine editor
1948 – Cliff Thorburn - Canadian snooker player
1949 – Andrew Refshauge - Australian politician, Deputy Premier of New South Wales
1950 – Debbie Allen - American dancer & choreographer
1950 – Brian Castro - Australian author
1950 – Damo Suzuki - Japanese singer (Can)
1950 – Caroline Munro - British actress
1950 – Robert Schimmel - American Comedian
1951 – Glenn Ordway - American radio talk show host
1952 – King Fuad II of Egypt
1952 – L. Blaine Hammond - NASA astronaut
1953 – Robert Jay Mathews - American neo-Nazi (d. 1984)
1955 – Jerry M. Linenger - NASA astronaut
1956 – Jennifer Dale - Canadian actress
1956 – Martin Jol - Dutch football manager
1956 – Ivan Safronov - Russian journalist (d. 2007)
1957 – Ricardo Darin - Argentine actor
1958 – Anatoli Boukreev - Russian climber (d. 1997)
1958 – Lena Ek - Swedish politician
1959 – Juanita Bynum - American televangelist
1959 – Sade - Nigerian-born singer
1961 – Paul Raven - English musician (Killing Joke) (d. 2007)
1961 – Jill Sobule - American singer-songwriter
1962 – Joel Fitzgibbon - Australian politician
1962 – Paul Webb - British musician (Talk Talk, .O.rang)
1962 – Tracey Moore - voice actress
1963 – James May - English television presenter
1965 – Maxine Jones - American singer (En Vogue)
1968 – David Chokachi - American actor
1969 – Dead - Swedish black metal vocalist (Mayhem) (d. 1991)
1969 – Roy Jones Jr. - American boxer
1969 – Neil Back - England rugby player
1970 – Garth Ennis - Irish comic book author
1970 – Brendan O'Hare - Scottish drummer (Teenage Fanclub, Telstar Ponies)
1970 – Ron Villone - American baseball player
1971 – Sergi Bruguera - Spanish tennis player
1972 – Ruben Bagger - Danish footballer
1972 – Ang Christou - Australian rules footballer
1972 – Dameon Clarke - Canadian actor
1972 – Yuri Drozdov - Russian footballer
1972 – Ezra Hendrickson - Vincentian footballer
1972 – Salah Hissou - Moroccan long-distance runner
1972 – Joe Horn - American football player
1972 – Richard T. Jones - American actor
1972 – Greg Page - Australian musician & actor
1972 – Alen Peternac - Croatian footballer
1973 – Josie Davis - American actress
1974 – Marlon Anderson - American baseball player
1974 – Kate Moss - English model
1975 – Greg Strause - American visual effects creator
1975 – Gillian Iliana Waters - American actress
1976 – Viktor Maslov - Russian racing driver
1976 – Martina Moravcová - Slovak female swimmer
1977 – Ariel Zeevi - Israeli judoka
1977 – Jeff Foster - American basketball player
1978 – Alfredo Amézaga - Mexican baseball player
1979 – Aaliyah - American R&B singer/actress (d. 2001)
1979 – Brenden Morrow - Canadian ice hockey player
1979 – Jason Ward - Canadian ice hockey player
1980 – Seydou Keita - Malian footballer
1980 – Lin Manuel Miranda - American actor, composer, lyricist (In The Heights)
1980 – Albert Pujols - Dominican-born baseball player
1980 – Michelle Wild - Hungarian model
1981 – Nick Valensi - American guitarist (The Strokes)
1981 – Bobby Zamora - English footballer
1982 – Samuel Preston - British singer (The Ordinary Boys)
1982 – Tuncay Şanlı - Turkish footballer
1983 – Emanuel Pogatetz - Austrian footballer
1984 – Stephan Lichtsteiner - Swiss footballer
1984 – Jared Slingerland - Canadian musician
1985 – Jonathan Richter - Danish footballer
1985 – Joe Flacco - American football player
1986 – Paula Pareto - Argentine judoka
1987 – Lauren McAvoy - British fashion model
1988 – Nicklas Bendtner - Danish footballer
1989 – Yvonne Zima - American actress
1991 – Matt Duchene - Canadian hockey player


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January 16 - General (Calendar Date)


January 16th - Basic Facts:
  • January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 349 days remaining until the end of the year (350 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is January 15.
  • Next day is January 17.
January 16th Births (Here)

January 16th Deaths (Here)

January 16th Events:

27 BC – Augustus title is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate.
550 – The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome by bribing the Isaurian garrison (Gothic War, 535–552).
1120 – The Council of Nablus is held.
1362 – North Sea storm tide destroys the German city of Rungholt on the island of Strand.
1412 – The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
1492 – First grammar of the Spanish language, is presented to Queen Isabella I.
1547 – Ivan IV of Russia (a.k.a. Ivan the Terrible) becomes Tsar of Russia.
1556 – Philip II becomes King of Spain.
1572 – Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason (Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England).
1581 – The English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.
1605 – First edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) is published in Madrid.
1707 – Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union (leading to creation of Great Britain).
1761 – British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
1777 – Vermont declares independence from New York.
1780 – Battle of Cape St. Vincent (American Revolution).
1809 – Peninsular War - British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruña.
1847 – John C. Fremont - appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
1878 – Russo-Turkish War (18771878) – Battle of Plovdiv: Plovdiv liberated from Ottoman rule.
1883 – The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act is passed.
1900 – The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899.
1909 – Ernest Shackleton's expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.
1919 – The United States ratifies the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing Prohibition.
1945 – Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker (Führerbunker).
1956 – President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt vows to reconquer Palestine.
1968 – The Youth International Party is founded.
1969 – Czech student Jan Palach commits suicide by self-immolation in Prague.
1970 – Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.
1979 – Shah of Iran flees Iran with his family - relocates to Egypt.
1986 – First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
1991 – Beginning of Gulf War (U.S. Time) - United States goes to war with Iraq.
1992 – Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City (signed by El Salvador officials & rebel leaders).
2001 – Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila assassinated - by one of his own bodyguards.
2002 – UN Security Council arms embargo & the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, & Taliban.
2006 – Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president; Africa's first female elected head of state.


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