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October 16th

October 16th is the 289th day of the year (290th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 76 days remaining until the end of the year.

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

1758 Noah Webster (lexicographer)

1854 Oscar Wilde (author)

1886 David Ben-Gurion (first Israeli Prime Minister)

David Ben Gurion

1890 Michael Collins (Irish revolutionary leader)

1908 Enva Hoxha (Albanian dictator)

1922 Max Bygraves (actor, singer)

1925 Angela Lansbury (actress)

Angela Lansbury

1936 {1}dvd Peter+Bowles -->Peter Bowles (actor)

1938 Nico (singer, composer, fashion model, actress)

1946 Suzanne Somers (actress - Three's Company)

1953 Tony Carey (keyboard player - Rainbow)

1958 Tim Robbins (actor)

1959 Gary Kemp (singer, guitarist - Spandau Ballet, actor)

1969 Wendy Wilson (singer - Wilson Phillips)

1991 John Paul Henry Daniel Richard Grimes and Edward Peter Anthony Kevin Patrick Grimes (pop duo - Jedward)

October 16th in History

1781 George Washington captures Yorktown after a siege.

George Washington

1859 John Brown leaves a raid on Harpers Ferry.

1875 Brigham Young University founded in Provo, Utah.

1902 First Youth Offenders Institution opens at Borstal, UK.

1913 HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first oil-fired battleship, is launched.

1919 Adolf Hitler gives his first speech to the German Workers Party.

Adolf Hitler

1923 Roy and Walt Disney found the Walt Disney company.

Walt Disney

1964 People's Republic of China detonates its first nuclear weapon.

1973 Dr Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho are jointly award the Nobel Peace Prize.

Henry Kissinger

1978 Pope John Paul II is elected by the Papal conclave.

Pope John Paul II

1995 The Million Man March occurs in Washington DC.

1998 Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a Spanish extradition warrant.

October 16th is also

World Food Day


People born on October 16th are Libra


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