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This Day in History on 16th March

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 16th March. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

Important Events:

  • 1992: Satyajit Ray, who was awarded the Oscar prize.
  • 2001: Nelson Mandela awarded by the Gandhi Peace Prize

Birthday / Anniversary:

  • 1910 – Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, Indian-English cricketer and politician, 8th Nawab of Pataudi (d. 1952)
  • 1936 – Bhaskar Chandavarkar – Music composer (died July 26, 2009)
  • 1921 – Fahad – King of Saudi Arabia (Death: 1 August 2008)
  • 1901 – P. B. Gajendragadkar- 7th Chief Justice of India (Death: 12 June 1981)

Death / Death Anniversary:

  • 1945 – Ganesh Damodar Sawarkar
  • 2007 –  Manjurul Islam- Cricketer Of Bangladesh

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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