October 16: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

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. People born on this day are under the sign of Libra. Famous birthdays on this day include John Mayer (1977), Andrei Chikatilo (1936) and Christophe Maé (1975). Holidays and observances around the world include: World Food Day [FAO].
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October 16th Famous Birthdays

Who was born on October 16th? Here’s a shortlist of celebrities born on this day

  • Tim Robbins

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

  • Angela Lansbury

    British-American actress who rose to stardom in 1960s Broadway musical "Mame", then as Jessica Fletcher, a hit TV series called "Murder She...

  • Hema Malini

    Indian Actress.

  • Suzanne Somers

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

  • Elsa Zylberstein

    French stage, TV and film actress, born to a Polish jewish father (physicist), and a Catholic mother.

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October 16th Famous Deaths

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Trivia and Events

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

  • Oct 16th, 2018 Somali Civil War (2009-present). The United States Africa Command, (AFRICOM), says that 60 al-Shabaab militants were killed in an airstrike near Harardhere, central Somalia.
  • Oct 16th, 2017 War in Somalia: 14 Oct 2017 Mogadishu bombings - Somalis march to protest the presence of al Shabaab, who is believed to have been responsible for the recent bombing attack. (BBC).Battle of Kirkuk 2017: Iraqi government forces have seized key infrastructures outside of the disputed city of Kirkuk, which was held by Kurdish fighters. (BBC) The government of Iraq continues to push against Kurdish forces, as concerns over oil supplies from Iraq have pushed crude oil prices higher.
  • Oct 16th, 2016 Turkey-ISIL conflict : Three police officers are killed and at least nine others are injured in a suicide bomber attack on a safehouse belonging to ISIL.
  • Oct 16th, 2015 Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Palestinian political violence: Palestinian rioters set ablaze the building containing Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus, West Bank. The fire caused extensive damage to the structure. The attack is condemned by Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority. (Times of Israel) (Jerusalem Post). A Palestinian pretending to be a journalist, with a camera and a vest labelled "PRESS", stabbed an Israeli soldier shortly after the incident. The attacker was shot dead.
  • Oct 16th, 2014 War in North-West Pakistan: Pakistan Air Force claims that it has killed at least 27 militants during overnight airstrikes.
  • Oct 16th, 2013 Civil war in Syria: At least 21 civilians were killed when their minibus hit a mine in the southern Syrian town Nawa. Opposition activists blame the Syrian army. (Reuters),
  • Oct 16th, 2012 Senkaku Islands dispute: Seven People's Liberation Army Navy warships were spotted by Japanese helicopters in Japanese territorial waters close to Yonaguni.
  • Oct 16th, 2011 Libyan Civil War (2011): Fighting continues at Bani Walid between pro-Gaddafi fighters, and besieging forces loyal the National Transitional Council.
  • Oct 16th, 2010 Three explosions rocked Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, killing at least four and injuring two more.
  • Oct 16th, 2009 Botswana's voters participate in a general election.
  • Oct 16th, 2008 Citigroup, the second-largest bank in America, posts a fourth consecutive quarterly loss of $13 Billion due to credit losses and write-downs. Over five quarters, the bank has suffered losses of US$71 billion.
  • Oct 16th, 2007 Anne Enright, an Irish writer, wins the 2007 Man Booker Prize with her novel "The Gathering".

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