October 16th: What is special about this date?

October 16th marks the 289th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 290th in case of leap years). There are 76 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on October 16th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to October 16th and what happened on October 16th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about October 16th.


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

On October 16th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Hema Malini
    Hema Malini (1948)

    Hema malini is an indian actress known for her work in hindi cinema, particularly for her roles in romantic and dramatic films.

  • Maidie Norman
    Maidie Norman (1912)

    Maidie norman was an american actress known for her roles in films such as 'what ever happened to baby jane?' and 'the long, hot summer'.

  • Tim Robbins
    Tim Robbins (1958)

    American actor, screenwriter and director, a quirky character lead.

  • Angela Lansbury
    Angela Lansbury (1925)

    British-american actress who rose to stardom in 1960s broadway musical "mame", then as jessica fletcher, a hit tv series called "murder she...

  • Suzanne Somers
    Suzanne Somers (1946)

    American actress, who appears in films and television series as the dumb-blonde.

  • Elsa Zylberstein
    Elsa Zylberstein (1968)

    French stage, tv and film actress, born to a polish jewish father (physicist), and a catholic mother.

  • Linda Darnell
    Linda Darnell (1923)

    American actress.

  • Corinna Harfouch
    Corinna Harfouch (1954)

    German actress.

  • David Zucker
    David Zucker (1947)

    American film producer, director and screenwriter, as well as actor and screenwriter, was a prolific filmmaker who made and directed many...

  • Max Bygraves
    Max Bygraves (1922)

    British cockney comedian, actor and stage performer who grew into a great character star.

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October 16th: who died on this date?

On October 16th the following celebrities died:

  • Deborah Kerr
    Deborah Kerr (2007)

    Scottish-american actress, nominated six time for academy award in leading roles, including "from here to eternity,"" "beloved infidel,","...

  • Peggy Ann Garner
    Peggy Ann Garner (1984)

    Actress (ford theater), died at 53 from cancer.

  • Roy Dotrice
    Roy Dotrice (2017)

    Channel islands, guernsey -- actor (wizard).

  • Rick Jason
    Rick Jason (2000)

    American actor (b. 1923).

  • John Dunsworth
    John Dunsworth (2017)

    Canadian actor and comedian (d. 2017).

  • Shirley Booth
    Shirley Booth (1992)

    Actress hazel dies at 85 from natural causes.

  • Jean Shepherd
    Jean Shepherd (1999)

    Multi-media comedian and writer from america.

  • Dan Dailey
    Dan Dailey (1978)

    American actor, singer, dancer, and director (b. 1913).

  • Audra Lindley
    Audra Lindley (1997)

    American actress (d. 1997).

  • See all famous people who died on October 16th


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

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

Libra zodiac sign

October 16th: what is special about the Libra sign?

The Libra sign encompasses people born between September 23rd and October 22nd.

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

If you're a Libra born in October discover why October born are so special.


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

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

  • Oct 16, 1903: Homel, 1st Jewish self defense organization founded in Russia
  • Oct 16, 1912: Boston beats New York Giants, 4 games to 3 with a tie in 9th World Series.
  • Oct 16, 1926: Mohammed Nadir Khan begins coup in Afghanistan, 1200 killed
  • Oct 16, 1931: Trunk murderess Winnie Ruth Judd chops first victim.
  • Oct 16, 1938: Winston Churchill, in a broadcast address to the United States, condemns the Munich Agreement as a defeat and calls upon America and western Europe to prepare for armed resistance against Hitler.
  • Oct 16, 1939: Sugar rationing begins in the Netherlands
  • Oct 16, 1971: Amphitheater in McLaren Park is dedicated in San Francisco, California.
  • Oct 16, 1979: A tsunami in Nice, France kills 23 people.
  • Oct 16, 1980: Brigadoon opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 133 performances
  • Oct 16, 2003: Occupation in Iraq: A new US resolution regarding Iraq was unanimously approved by the UN Security Council. Russia, Germany, and France support the resolution but won't provide troops or funds. Surveys show that troops serving in Iraq are not feeling well.
  • Oct 16, 2005: Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam addresses the Millions More event at Washington DC and condemns George W. Bush's federal government response to Hurricane Katrina.
  • Oct 16, 2007: Anne Enright, an Irish writer, wins the 2007 Man Booker Prize with her novel "The Gathering".

What day of the year is October 16th?

October 16th marks the 289th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 290th in case of leap years).

There are 76 days remaining until the end of the year.

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