This Day in History on 16 August

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 16 August. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1920 – Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians is hit on the head by a fastball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees, and dies early the next day. Chapman was the second player to die from injuries sustained in a Major League Baseball game, the first being Doc Powers in 1909.

1991 – Indian Airlines Flight 257, a Boeing 737-200, crashes during approach to Imphal Airport, killing all 69 people on board.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1948 – Barry Hay, Indian-born Dutch rock musician

1950 – Naseeruddin Shah, Indian film and stage actor and director.

1957 – R. R. Patil, Indian lawyer and politician, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2015)

1968 – Arvind Kejriwal, Indian civil servant and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Delhi

1970 – Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor and producer


1970 – Manisha Koirala, Indian actress

Death/ Death Anniversary

1886 – Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Indian mystic and philosopher (b. 1836)

Futher Reading

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