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16 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?


16 November: In a year, the 16th of November is the 320th day as per the Georgian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 321st day of the year.

What special day is today? This day has its distinctiveness and importance in history.

Let’s explore people who have carved a niche for themselves on 16th November. We may also need to scan through the events that happened today.

16 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 16 November

Art & Artists

    • 1973 John Lennon’s fourth studio album Mind Games was recorded by Apple in the UK.
    • 2001 Premiere of the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US.
    • 2012 Launch of ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’, a first-person shooter video game became the biggest and most popular entertainment launch of all time. Within 24 hours of its launch, it grosses 1 whooping $500 million.

Science & Technology

    • 1945 Announcement of the discovery of two new elements americium (atomic number 95) and curium (atomic number 96) by Glenn Seaborg, James, Morgan, and Albert Ghiorso.
    • 1974 The Arecibo message, 1st intentional interstellar radio message sent to globular star cluster M13 situated some 25,000 light years away. The content of the basic information sent was about humanity and Earth”.

Leaders & Politics

    • 13 After seizing Germany, General Tiberius organized a victory procession through Rome.
    • 1804 Turks massacred 6,000 Armenians in Kurdistan.
    • 1922The Ottoman Empire sees its end.

People & Society

    • 1519Mosquito infestations forced the City of Havana to move to its current location.
    • 1801The launch of the New York Evening Post.
    • 1945UNESCO was founded.
    • 1998 Benazir Bhutto became the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Disasters: Natural & Man-made

    • 2018The landfall of a severe cyclone Gaja in southern India that eventually killed 52.

Discoveries & Explorations

    • 1982 Columbia, 5th NASA Space Shuttle Mission, lands at Edwards Air Force Base.
    • 1984 Discovery 2, the 14th Shuttle Mission (51A) lands at Kennedy Space Center (Florida).
    • 2015 A 1,1111, carat diamond was found in the Karowe mine, Botswana. The diamond is treated as the second largest diamond stone found to date.

Leisure & Sports

    • 1981 In an unprecedented incident, Javed Miandad was kicked by Denis Lillie (when Miandad waved his bat at Dennis).
    • 1983 Great cricketer Kapil Dev took 9-83 against West Indies in a loss match.
    • 2003 Debut of the legendary footballer Lionel Messi (as a substitute) for FC Barcelona in a match against Porto.

Birth Anniversaries (16 November)

    • 1873 W.C. Handy (American composer)
    • 1896 Oswald Mosley (English politician)
    • 1938 Robert Nozick (American philosopher)
    • 1971 Waqar Younis (Pakistani cricketer and coach)
    • 1991 Tomomi Kasai (Japanese actress and singer)

Death Anniversaries (16 November)

    • 1272 Henry III (British monarch)
    • 2012 Bob Scott (Rugby player from New Zealand)
    • 2015 Bert Olmstead (Ice hockey player and coach from Canada)
    • 2017 Ann Wedgeworth (American actress)

What Special Day is Today: (16 November)

    • Clarinet Day
    • International Geographic Information Systems Day
    • National Indiana Day
    • National Black Marketers Day
    • International Check Your Wipers Day
    • International Day for Tolerance


The factual story of the day (16 November) covers the entire globe and a lot of well-known personalities. The day has remained a silent observer of what happened on this day in history.

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