16th January
16th January

This Day in History on 16 January

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 January. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

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)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History