This Day in History on 16 July

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

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

Important Days

Important Events

1661: The first banknote in Europe was issued by the Swedish bank ‘Stockholms Banco’.

1935: The world’s first parking meter installed in Oklahoma.

1945: World War II: The heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis leaves San Francisco with parts for the atomic bomb “Little Boy” bound for Tinian Island.

1969: Launch the Apollo 11 spacecraft from Florida.

Venkataraman Subramanya

1979: Iraqi President Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr resigned and was replaced by Saddam Hussein.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1723: Joshua Reynolds, an English painter.

1909: Aruna Asaf Ali, an Indian educator, political activist, and publisher.

Shringar Nagaraj

1913: Swami Shantanand Saraswati, Shankaracharya of the Jyotir Math monastery.

1917: Jagdish Chandra Mathur, a Hindi playwright, and writer.

1936: Venkataraman Subramanya, Indian-Australian cricketer

1939: Shringar Nagaraj, Indian actor and producer (d. 2013)

Dhanraj Pillay

1968: Dhanraj Pillay, a retired Indian field hockey player.

1973: Shaun Pollock, a South African cricket commentator, and former cricketer.

1983: Katrina Kaif, an English-Indian actress.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1986: V. C. Bendre, an Indian historian, and author.

1993: Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan, an Indian classical vocalist from the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana.

1994: Julian Schwinger, a Nobel Prize-winning American theoretical physicist.

2009: D. K. Pattammal, an Indian Carnatic musician and a playback singer.

2015: Alcides Ghiggia, Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1926)

2015: Jack Goody, English anthropologist, author, and academic (b. 1919)

2017: George Romero, American filmmaker (b. 1940)

2020: Neela Satyanarayanan, an Indian author and civil servant.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History