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January 16th

January 16th is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 349 days remaining until the end of the year (350 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about January 16th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on January 16th

1630 Guru Har Rai (Sikh Guru)

1901 Fulgencio Batista (President of Cuba 1940-1944, 1952-1959)

1908 Ethel Merman (actress, singer)

1933 Susan Sontag (author)

Susan Sontag

1946 Kabir Bedi (actor)

1947 Harvey Proctor (British politician)

1948 John Carpenter (film director)

1948 Cliff Thorburn (snooker player)

1949 Caroline Munro (actress)

1956 Martin Jol (soccer player and manager)

1959 Sade (singer)

1974 Kate Moss (model)

1979 Aaliyah (singer, actress)

1981 Bobby Zamora (soccer player)

January 16th in History

27 BC Octavian Caesar given the title Augustus by Roman Senate.


1412 The Medici family appointed as official banker to the Papacy.

1547 Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar (Emperor) of Russia.

1707 Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union, a key step in the creation of the UK.

1780 British navy defeats Spanish in the Battle of Cape St. Vincent.

1883 US Civil Service created by the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act.

1919 Eighteenth amendment to the US Constitution ratified, prohibits alcohol in the United States (goes into effect a year later).

1920 League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris.

1961 Mickey Mantle becomes the highest paid baseball player after signing a $75,000 contract.

Mickey Mantle

1964 Hello Dolly! opens in Broadway.

1973 Bonanza's final episode airs on NBC.

1979 The Shah flees Iran and goes to Egypt.

1991 Gulf War begins early in the morning with allied bombing raids on Iraq.

January 16th is also

Teacher's Day (Thailand)


People born on January 16th are Capricorn


Capricorn Information: Capricorn Links:

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