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 that of the IAS Exam.

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

Important Days

Important Events

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

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1936 – Venkataraman Subramanya, Indian-Australian cricketer

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

1968 – Dhanraj Pillay, Indian field hockey player and manager

Death/ Death Anniversary

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)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History