This Day in History on 16th May
On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 16th May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
- Teachers’ Day (Malaysia)
1911: Pumping Station of Calcutta was commissioned at Tallah.
1932: Hundreds die in fighting between Muslims and Hindus at Bombay.
1946: Gandhiji’s Cabinet Mission announces Plan.
1960: International Telex Service between India and U.K. started.
1975: Sikkim High Court was established at Gangtok for Sikkim territory.
1975: Sikkim annexed principality and was declared as the 22nd state of Indian Union.
1986: V. Shantaram, 75, was chosen for the Dada Saheb Phalke award.
1995: Government of India decides not to extend the validity of TADA Act.
1996: Atal Krishna Behari Vajpayee, leader of Bharatiya Janta Party, becomes the 10th Prime Minister for 13 days (from May 16, 1996 to May 28, 1996 [techinally till 01-06-1996]), although his ability to govern effectively is in doubt.
Birthday / Anniversary:
1926: Manik Varma, famous singer, was born.
1933: Shani, writer of novel ‘Kalajal’ and film ‘Shaukin’, was born.
1931: K. Natwar Singh, Indian scholar and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs
Death / Death Anniversary:
1945: Prahraj Gopalchandra, modern author of Oria language, passed away.
1994: Phani Mujumdar, veteran film producer and director, passed away.
2014: Russi Mody, Indian businessman (b. 1918)