January 16th: What is special about this date?

January 16th marks the 16th day of the Gregorian calendar year. There are 349 days remaining until the end of the year (or 350 days in case of leap years). Discover famous birthdays on January 16th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to January 16th and what happened on January 16th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about January 16th.


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

On January 16th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
    Lin-Manuel Miranda (1980)

    Lin-manuel miranda is a tony award-winning actor, composer, and lyricist, best known for creating and starring in the hit broadway musical...

  • James May
    James May (1963)

    James may is a british television presenter, journalist, and writer, best known for co-presenting the motoring show top gear.

  • Sidharth Malhotra
    Sidharth Malhotra (1985)

    Sidharth malhotra is an indian actor known for his work in bollywood films.

  • Vijay Sethupathi
    Vijay Sethupathi (1978)

    Vijay sethupathi is an indian actor known for his work in tamil cinema, gaining recognition for his versatile performances and...

  • Richard Bohringer
    Richard Bohringer (1942)

    French-senegalese singer, actor, poet, and father to actress romane bohringer.

  • Katy Jurado
    Katy Jurado (1924)

    Katy jurado was a mexican actress known for her roles in classic western films such as high noon and broken lance.

  • Josh Evans
    Josh Evans (1971)

    American actor, and a well-known family member, is the son of bob evans and ali mcgraw.

  • John Carpenter
    John Carpenter (1948)

    American director of "dark star", "halloween", 1978, and "starman", 1984.

  • Debbie Allen
    Debbie Allen (1950)

    American actress and dancer, younger sister to phylicia rashad.

  • Ricardo Darín
    Ricardo Darín (1957)

    Argentinian actor, director, and screenwriter.

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January 16th: who died on this date?

On January 16th the following celebrities died:

  • Carole Lombard
    Carole Lombard (1942)

    American actress.

  • John Mortimer
    John Mortimer (2009)

    British screenwriter, barrister and author.

  • Bernard Lee
    Bernard Lee (1981)

    London, england -- actor in james bond movies (m).

  • Prem Nazir
    Prem Nazir (1989)

    Malayalam actor (born in 1926).

  • Akaya Kabila (2001)

    Former President of a country in Africa.

  • Alver Lindgren (1994)

    Prolific playwright known for his impactful dramas.

  • Rodrigues Alves (1919)

    Former President of Brazil known for modernizing the country's infrastructure.

  • Ndrew Wyeth (2009)

    Renowned American realist painter known for his rural landscapes and portraits.

  • Marjorie Williams (2005)

    Marjorie Williams was an American journalist and political columnist who wrote for publications such as Vanity Fair and The Washington Post.

  • See all famous people who died on January 16th


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

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

Capricorn zodiac sign

January 16th: what is special about the Capricorn sign?

The Capricorn sign encompasses people born between December 22nd and January 19th.

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

If you're a Capricorn born in January discover why January born are so special.


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

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

  • Jan 16, 1911: Pandora becomes first two-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east.
  • Jan 16, 1924: Eleftherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for the fourth time.
  • Jan 16, 1942: William Knudsen becomes first civilian appointed a General in US army.
  • Jan 16, 1944: Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London
  • Jan 16, 1946: Charles de Gaulle resigns as a head of a French provisional government.
  • Jan 16, 1950: Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands recognize Israel.
  • Jan 16, 1951: Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Jan 16, 1961: Conquering Hero opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Jan 16, 1996: President of Sierra Leone Valentine Strasser is deposed by the chief of defence, Julius Maada Bio. Bio promises to restore power following elections scheduled for February.
  • Jan 16, 1998: NASA announces that John Glenn, age 76, will return to space when the Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off in October.
  • Jan 16, 2010: At 108 years old, Florence Green is thought to be Britain's oldest surviving First World War veteran. She also happens to be the last female First World War veteran. Green served in 1918 with the Women's RAF.
  • Jan 16, 2011: Tunisian protests 2010-2011:

What day of the year is January 16th?

January 16th marks the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

There are 349 days remaining until the end of the year (or 350 days in case of leap years).

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