K. R. Narayan
K. R. Narayan

This Day in History on 16 June

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

Important Days:

Important Events:

C. Rajagopalchari
C. Rajagopalchari


1859: Anandram Dhekial Fukun, father of modern Assamia poetry and essay writer, passed away.
1946: Britain invites Indian leaders to set up an interim govt at London.
1946: C. Rajagopalchari became the Governor of West Bengal (1947) in Interim Government.
1946: Cabinet Mission negotiations were discontinued. Viceroy proposed Interim Government.
1951: Nehru opponents founded People’s party at New Delhi.
1990: Bombay gets 42 cm rainfall, the century’s highest. The previous high of 41 cm was recorded on 18, 1986.
1990: GOI announces higher procurement/minimum support prices for all major kharif crops.
1998: Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh Prime Minister, meets her Indian couterpart A B Vajpayee in New Delhi.

Birthday / Anniversary:

Adam Smith, Scotish Economist
Adam Smith, Scotish Economist
Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhya
Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhya


1893: Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar, social worker and industrialist, was born at Athikkadu Thekkur in Tamil Nadu.
1920: Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Indian Playback Singer
1934: M. Muthuraman, noted Hindi writer and professor, was born at Dindigul in Madurai (Tamil Nadu).
1950: Mithun Chakravorty, famous Hindi film actor, was born.
1997: K. R. Narayanan, Vice-President, is the joint candidate of Congress(I) and United Front for Presidentship in July 14 election.
1974: Glenicia James, West Indian cricketer
1994: Arya Ambekar, Singer
1723: Adam Smith, Scotish Economist

Death / Death Anniversary:

Acharya Prafulla Chandra Rây
Acharya Prafulla Chandra Rây
Chittaranjan Das
Chittaranjan Das


1925: Chittaranjan Das, great freedom fighter, revolutionary, orator, poet, journalist, and lawyer, died.
1992: P. D. Dhhavle, former editor of daily newspaper `Maharashtra’, passed away.
1997: P. Sukumaran (50), Malayalam film actor, died in Kochi.
1869: Charles Sturt, Indian-Englishbotanist and explorer (b. 1795)
2015: Charles Correa, Indian architect and urban planner (b. 1930)
1944: Acharya Prafulla Chandra Rây, Bengali chemist, educator and entrepreneur.

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