August 16: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

August 16th marks the 228th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 229th in case of leap years). There are 137 days remaining until the end of the year. People born on this day are under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Madonna (1958), Bill Evans (1929) and Steve Carell (1962).
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August 16th Famous Birthdays

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August 16th Famous Deaths

Who died on August 16th? Here’s a shortlist of celebrities died on this day

  • Margaret Mitchell

    American author of "Gone With The Wind", a book she wrote over ten years.

  • Stewart Granger

    Tall, dark, and debonair, this British actor was a major adventure star in the 1950s.

  • Amanda Blake

    American actress Gunsmoke dies at the age of 60.

  • John Hurley

    At 45, a song writer (Son a Preacher Man) dies.

  • Louis Jouvet

    French theatre director, designer, stage worker, teacher, and stage administrator before his film and acting careers.

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Trivia and Events

What happened on August 16th in history? Here’s the historical highlights:

  • Aug 16th, 2018 2018 Washington Veterans Day Parade: President Donald Trump's planned military parade on November 10, 2018, has been postponed by the United States Department of Defense until 2019. Estimates for the parade's costs have increased from $12 million up to $92 million.
  • Aug 16th, 2017 Confederate memorials and monuments being removed: Several Confederate monuments were taken down in Baltimore, Maryland overnight, including the Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee Monuments, Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monuments, Confederate Women's Monuments, and Roger B. Taney sculpture. On August 14, the Baltimore City Council unanimously approved the removal of the monuments.
  • Aug 16th, 2016 To launch airstrikes against Syria, the Russian Air Force uses an Iranian Airbase near Hamadan.
  • Aug 16th, 2015 2015 Douma Market Air Strikes, Syrian Civil War. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (Syrian Observatory for Human Rights), a series of air-raids carried out by the Syrian Arab Air Force against rebel-held Douma killed at least 110 and left hundreds of others injured. (BBC), (The International Business Times), Reuters, (Xinhua),
  • Aug 16th, 2014 War in Donbass -: Ukrainian government forces retake control of Zhdanivka, which was under attack by pro-Russian rebels.
  • Aug 16th, 2013 Aftermath of the 2013 Egyptian coup d’etat: Security is increased in Cairo amid Friday prayers and nationwide protest marches called for by the Muslim Brotherhood. (AlJazeera.) Ammar Badei is the son of Mohammed Badie who is the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. He was killed during clashes in Cairo.
  • Aug 16th, 2012 Civil war in Syria:
  • Aug 16th, 2011 Libyan civil war 2011
  • Aug 16th, 2010 The Philippine security forces announced that they would extend Oplan Bantay Laya, a controversial counter-insurgency tactic, until December 31, 2010. The extension was condemned by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, a political party.
  • Aug 16th, 2009 At 14:38 local, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes near Siberut Island in Sumatra, Indonesia. It causes at least seven injuries.
  • Aug 16th, 2008 2008 South Ossetia war:
  • Aug 16th, 2007 JosT Padilla was convicted in the USA for conspiracy to murder individuals abroad, conspiracy to materially assist terrorists and materially aiding terrorists. Padilla was first arrested in May 2002.

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