December 16th: What is special about this date?

December 16th marks the 350th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 351st in case of leap years). There are 15 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on December 16th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to December 16th and what happened on December 16th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about December 16th.


December 16th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On December 16th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Theo James
    Theo James (1984)

    TV Actor.

  • Krysten Ritter
    Krysten Ritter (1981)

    TV Actress.

  • Maruschka Detmers
    Maruschka Detmers (1962)

    Actress and comedian, best known for her part in "PrA(c]nom Carmen", a Jean-Luc Godard directed film.

  • Liv Ullmann
    Liv Ullmann (1938)

    Born in Tokyo, Norway, she became a leading dramatic actress of Swedish and foreign films.

  • Benjamin Bratt
    Benjamin Bratt (1963)

    American actor who rose to stardom in 1995 when he played Detective Reynaldo "Rey” Curtis on NBC's Law & Order.

  • Flo Rida
    Flo Rida (1979)

    American rapper.

  • Christopher Biggins
    Christopher Biggins (1948)

    English actor and TV presenter.

  • Miranda Otto
    Miranda Otto (1967)

    An Australian actress who is well-known for her role as A%0owyn in Peter Jackson’s "The Lord of the Rings” trilogy (2001-2003).

  • Lola Créton
    Lola Créton (1993)
  • Xander Berkeley
    Xander Berkeley (1955)

    American actor.

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December 16th: who died on this date?

On December 16th the following celebrities died:

  • Silvana Mangano
    Silvana Mangano (1989)

    Italian actress who rose to fame in 1949 as a star of "Bitter rice" in which she played the role of a leading lady in Italy.

  • Lee Van Cleef
    Lee Van Cleef (1989)

    Lee Van Cleef, one of the greatest movie villains, started his career as an accountant.

  • Aileen Pringle
    Aileen Pringle (1989)

    Actress (Age Consent, Convicted Night Parade).

  • Moses Gunn
    Moses Gunn (1993)

    American actor.

  • Nicolette Larson (1997)

    Singer Lotta Love, dies at 45 from a brain seizure.

  • Stuart Adamson (2001)

    English-Scottish singer/songwriter and guitarist (The Skids, Big Country) (d. 2001).

  • Sidney Olcott (1949)

    Canadian-American screenwriter and producer of actor (d. 1949).

  • Ognjeslav Kostovic Stepanovic (1916)

    Serbian inventor (Born 1851).

  • Real Caouette (1976)

    French-Canadian politician (Born 1917).

  • Gabriel Narutowicz first President of Poland (December 7-16 (1922)

    1922), assassinated.

  • See all famous people who died on December 16th


December 16th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On December 16th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Sagittarius according to the Western Zodiac.

Sagittarius zodiac sign

December 16th: what is special about the Sagittarius sign?

The Sagittarius sign encompasses people born between and .

You can discover Sagittarius's personality traits and attitude and Sagittarius's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Sagittarius born in December discover why December born are so special.


December 16th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on December 16th in history:

  • Dec 16, 2018: 2018 Strasbourg attack: A Polish national is killed in an attack on Strasbourg, France by terrorists.
  • Dec 16, 2017: China-United Kingdom relations and One Belt One Road Initiative: According to the BBC, David Cameron, former Prime Minister of Britain, will head a PS750million ($1 billion) U.K. fund to improve rail, road, and air links between China, its trading partners, and China.
  • Dec 16, 2016: Aleppo offensive (November-December 2016, Syria): The Syrian forces are disrupting evacuations following the failed ceasefire. The city's remains were evacuated by approximately 8000 civilians.
  • Dec 16, 2015: 2015 San Bernardino Attack: Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook did not openly post on social media about radical Islamic jihad or martyrdom before the attack, according FBI Director James B. Comey. However, there were private messages that showed this commitment.
  • Dec 16, 2014: War in North-West Pakistan: 2014 Peshawar school massacre: Taliban gunmen stormed one of the military-run Army Public Schools of Peshawar in Pakistan, killing at most 141 people, including 132 children, and nine employees. Most of the five hundred students were evacuated. All six gunmen are killed in the shooting.
  • Dec 16, 2013: 2013 South Sudanese Political Crisis: Reports of heavy gunfire and explosions in Juba, South Sudan's capital. The government claims it has stopped an attempted coup.
  • Dec 16, 2012: Syrian civil war: Reports say that Syrian war planes attacked a Palestinian refugee camp located in Damascus. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported that at least eight people were killed. (BBC)Islamist rebels claim they have taken a Syrian Army infantry unit in Aleppo.
  • Dec 16, 2011: The Philippines is hit by Tropical Storm Washi, which causes flash floods that kill 1,268 people. There are 85 missing persons.
  • Dec 16, 2010: Mohamed Bouazizi's self-immolation triggered the Tunisian Revolution, the 2010 : 2011 Middle East protests and the Tunisian Revolution.
  • Dec 16, 2009: Mexican drug lord Arturo Beltran Leyva is shot to death by members of the Mexican Navy in Cuernavaca (Morellos).
  • Dec 16, 2008: The U.S. Federal Reserve reduced the country's Federal Funds Interest Rate to zero to 0.25 percent. This is the lowest rate ever recorded in the United States.
  • Dec 16, 2007: A.C. Milan defeats Boca Juniors in the final to win the FIFA Club World Cup 2007.

What day of the year is December 16th?

December 16th marks the 349th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

There are 15 days remaining until the end of the year.

December 16th is the 16th day of the month of December.