On This Day 16 July

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)