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March 16th

March 16th is the 75th day of the year (76th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 290 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about March 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 March 16th

1751 James Madison (4th US President)

James Madison

1911 Dr Josef Mengele (Nazi doctor)

1912 Pat Nixon (US First Lady)

1921 King Fahd (King of Saudi Arabia)

King Fahd

1926 Jerry Lewis (actor, comedian)

1927 Daniel Patrick Moynihan (US politician)

1929 Betty Johnson (singer)

1944 Andrew S. Tanenbaum (computer scientist - creator of MINIX)

1949 Erik Estrada (actor)

1952 Philippe Kahn (technology entrepreneur - Borland)

1953 Richard Stallman (founder of the Free Software Foundation)

1954 Jimmy Nail (actor, singer)

1954 Nancy Wilson (singer, guitarist - Heart, actress)

1960 Jenny Eclair (comedian, actress, author)

1964 Lee Dixon (soccer player)

1967 Lauren Graham (actress)

1979 Stefano Zacchiroli (software engineer - Debian developer)

March 16th in History

597 BC Babylonians capture Jerusalem.

37 Caligula becomes Roman Emperor.

1521 Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines.

1802 The United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point is established.

1870 Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky premieres.

1872 Wanderers FC win the first FA Cup, in the oldest soccer competition in the world.


1898 Representatives of five Australian colonies meet in Melbourne and agree a constitution that will form the basis for the founding of the Commonwealth of Australia.

1924 City of Fiume annexed by Italy.

1926 Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket.

1935 Adolf Hitler orders conscription to be reintroduced in Germany in violation of the Treaty of Versailles.

1939 Adolf Hitler proclaims Bohemia and Moravia to be a German protectorate.

Adolf Hitler

1968 General Motors produces its 100,000,000th automobile.

1976 British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigns.

1979 End of the Sino-Vietnamese War.

1995 Mississippi ratifies the 13th Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the Amendment to the US Constitution abolishing slavery.

2005 Israel hands over Jericho to Palestinian control

2014 Crimea votes (in a still disputed referendum) to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.

March 16th is also

Everything You Do Is Right Day


People born on March 16th are Pisces


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