On This Day 16 September

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)