On This Day 16 January

Important Days

National Religious Freedom Day (United States)
Teacher’s Day (Myanmar)
Teachers’ Day (Thailand)

Important Events

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1946 – Kabir Bedi, Indian actor

1985 – Sidharth Malhotra, Indian actor

Death/ Death Anniversary

1711 – Joseph Vaz, Indian-Sri Lankan priest and saint (b. 1651)

1938 – Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay Indian author and playwright (b. 1876)

2010 – Jyoti Basu, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1914)