This Day in History on 16 October

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

Important Days

World Anaesthesia Day (International)


World Food Day (International)

Important Events

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1818 – William Forster, Indian-Australian politician, 4th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1882)

1921 – Sita Ram Goel, Indian historian, publisher and writer (d. 2003)

1948 – Hema Malini, Indian actress, director, producer, and politician

1952 – Crazy Mohan, Indian actor, screenwriter, and playwright (d. 2019)

1982 – Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indian actor, singer, and producer

Death/ Death Anniversary

1799 – Veerapandiya Kattabomman Indian activist (b. 1760)

1951 – Liaquat Ali Khan, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan (b 1895)

2013 – Govind Purushottam Deshpande, Indian playwright and academic (b. 1938)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History