July 16th: What is special about this date?

July 16th marks the 197th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 198th in case of leap years). There are 168 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on July 16th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to July 16th and what happened on July 16th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about July 16th.


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

On July 16th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Barbara Stanwyck
    Barbara Stanwyck (1907)

    Four times, an american actress was nominated for the oscar: "stella dallas," 1937, 1942, "ball of fire," 1941, and 1944.

  • Katrina Kaif
    Katrina Kaif (1983)

    Katrina kaif is a british actress and model known for her work in bollywood films.

  • Corey Feldman
    Corey Feldman (1971)

    Corey feldman is a well-known american actor and musician, best known for his roles in popular 1980s films such as the goonies and stand by...

  • Phoebe Cates
    Phoebe Cates (1963)

    Phoebe cates is a former american actress known for her roles in popular 1980s films such as 'fast times at ridgemont high' and 'gremlins'.

  • Will Ferrell
    Will Ferrell (1967)

    American comedian and actor who started his career on "saturday night live.

  • Ginger Rogers
    Ginger Rogers (1911)

    American actress and dancer, rogers was a glamour queen who wore chic clothes and sounded down-to-earth vowels.

  • Michael Flatley
    Michael Flatley (1958)

    A talented irish-american dancer taps at a staggering 28 taps per second.

  • Rubén Blades
    Rubén Blades (1948)

    Actor and singer-songwriter from panama.

  • Chris Pontius
    Chris Pontius (1974)

    American actor and jackass cast member.

  • Faye Grant
    Faye Grant (1957)

    American actress.

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July 16th: who died on this date?

On July 16th the following celebrities died:

  • Patrick Dewaere
    Patrick Dewaere (1982)

    French leading man in films of the 1970s.

  • Harry Chapin
    Harry Chapin (1981)

    American singer, musician, trumpeter, and guitarist.

  • James Gammon
    James Gammon (2010)

    American actor (born in 1940).

  • Patsy Ruth Miller
    Patsy Ruth Miller (1995)

    Actress (wide open sap twin beds, sap), dies at 91.

  • Meli Lorca (2010)

    Acclaimed author of several best-selling novels.

  • Lynnon Frost (2009)

    Renowned poet whose works continue to inspire readers worldwide.

  • Carols Cruz (2003)

    Iconic Brazilian samba singer and actress.

  • Felma Hertz (1998)

    Contributed to the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.

  • Tanaka Kakuei (1993)

    Former Prime Minister of Japan known for economic policies.

  • Nguyen Du (1820)

    Vietnamese poet best known for writing 'The Tale of Kieu'.

  • See all famous people who died on July 16th


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

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

Cancer zodiac sign

July 16th: what is special about the Cancer sign?

The Cancer sign encompasses people born between June 21st and July 22nd.

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

If you're a Cancer born in July discover why July born are so special.


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

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

  • Jul 16, 1909: Detroit and Washington play longest scoreless game in AL history-18 innings
  • Jul 16, 1915: Henry James becomes a British citizen, to highlight his commitment to England during the first World War.
  • Jul 16, 1935: 1st automatic parking meter in US installed
  • Jul 16, 1945: 1st atomic bomb detonated, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico
  • Jul 16, 1965: Mount Blanc Road tunnel between France and Italy opens
  • Jul 16, 1966: Half a Sixpence closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 performances
  • Jul 16, 1977: Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad and Tobago, crowned 26th Miss Universe
  • Jul 16, 1981: India performs nuclear Test
  • Jul 16, 1985: 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minnesota
  • Jul 16, 1994: Sisters Rosensweig closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 556 performances
  • Jul 16, 1995: Buttons on Broadway closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • Jul 16, 2014: 2014 Insurgency in Donbass.: The US increases sanctions against Russia. It targets major banks, energy companies, Russian defense industry and individuals it claims are responsible for continuing support to separatists fighting government forces in eastern Ukraine. (The New York Times). (U.S. Department of Treasury). Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has criticised Russia for not fulfilling its commitments to end violence in Ukraine and suggested that Russia could face additional EU sanction

What day of the year is July 16th?

July 16th marks the 197th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 198th in case of leap years).

There are 168 days remaining until the end of the year.

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


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