December 16 | On this Day

Year Description Category
2007 Chess grandmaster from Switzerland, Ivan Nemet died. Death day
1993 Japanese politician Kakuei Tanaka died. Death day
1991 Independence Day of Kazakhstan. National Holiday
1989 Chess grandmaster from Italy, Daniele Vocaturo was born. Birthday
1988 Indonesian badminton player Nitya Krishinda Maheswari was born. Birthday
1988 Hollywood film Rain Man was released in theaters. This is one of the highest grossing movies. Release Date
1980 American inventor Anatol Josepho died. Death day
1979 Chess grandmaster from Argentina, Fernando Peralta was born. Birthday
1973 Aeroflot Flight 2022 aircraft incident at Karacharovo, Volokolamsky District, Russian SFSR, USSR, killed 51 people. Man-Made Disaster
1971 Independence Day of Bahrain. National Holiday
1970 Hollywood film Love Story was released in theaters. This is one of the highest grossing movies. Release Date
1969 American physicist Adam G. Riess was born. Birthday
1967 Chess grandmaster from Serbia, Sinisa Drazic was born. Birthday
1966 American basketball player Cliff Robinson was born. Birthday
1960 United Airlines Flight 826 and TWA Flight 266 aircraft incident at New York City, US, killed 134 people. Man-Made Disaster
1953 Chess grandmaster from Armenia, Arshak Petrosian was born. Birthday
1951 Miami Airlines (N1678M) aircraft incident at Hillside, New Jersey, US, killed 56 people. Man-Made Disaster
1945 Japanese politician Fumimaro Konoe died. Death day
1940 English cricketer Enid Bakewell was born. Birthday
1928 American biochemist Bruce Ames was born. Birthday
1920 Magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Ningxia–Gansu, China. This is one of the deadliest earthquake. Natural Disaster
1916 Serbian inventor Ognjeslav Kostovic died. Death day
1882 English cricketer Jack Hobbs was born. Birthday
1851 Dutch politician Theo de Meester was born. Birthday
1809 Dutch politician Pieter Philip van Bosse was born. Birthday
1583 Russian inventor Ivan Fyodorov died. Death day
1575 Magnitude 8.5 earthquake in Valdivia, Chile. This is one of the largest earthquake by magnitude. Natural Disaster
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