This Day in History on 16 September

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

Important Days

Important Events

2007 – One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.


2007 – Security guards working for Blackwater Worldwide shoot and kill 17 Iraqis in Nisour Square, Baghdad.


2013 – A gunman kills twelve people at the Washington Navy Yard.


2014 – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant launches its Kobani offensive against Syrian–Kurdish forces.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1916 – M. S. Subbulakshmi, an Indian Carnatic vocalist (d. 2004)

1954 – Sanjoy Bandopadhyay, Indian sitar player and composer

Death/ Death Anniversary

1932 – Ronald Ross, Indian-English physician and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)

1955 – Leo Amery, Indian-English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1873)

2017 – Arjan Singh, Marshal of the Indian Air Force (b. 1919)

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