Historical Events In June - 16
Saturday, 23 September 2023
1979 H-E Schuster discovers asteroid #2275 on June - 16.
1979 Ben Weber, US composer (Thorne Music Award 1965), dies at 62 on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history humphrey Keervelt, director (Suriname Planning Bureau), murdered
1982 On June - 16 britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners after their War
1982 John Honeyman-Scott, guitarist (Pretenders), overdoses on drugs on June - 16.
1983 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal on this day in history.
1983 European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10 on June - 16.
1983 On June - 16 ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany
1984 On June - 16 matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)
1986 On this day in history 1 day general strike in South Africa
1987 On this day in history joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens
1987 Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him on this day in history.
1988 In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins (why?) on June - 16.
1989 On June - 16 "Ghostbusters II" premiers
1989 On June - 16 4 golfers shoot a hole-in-one on the same hole at the US Open are made all on the 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price)
1990 On this day in history eva Turner, British soprano, dies
1991 Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR on this day in history.
1991 NYC Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week" (through the 23rd) on this day in history.
1991 On June - 16 vicky Brown, US singer (Power of Love), dies
1997 Corporation du chemin de fer de la Gaspésie takes over the former CN line between Chandler and Gaspé, Que. This is a non profit corporation owned by local municipalities. Operation of the line is sub-contracted to the Chemin de fer Baie des Chaleurs which commenced operation between Matapedia and Chandler, Que in December 1996 on June - 16.
2012 32 people are killed by a car bomb in Baghdad on June - 16.
2013 20 people are killed by a series of car bombings across Iraq on June - 16.
2017 US President Donald Trump reinstates Cuban travel and business restrictions after they were loosened by President Obama on June - 16.
2017 On June - 16 amazon announces it is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion
2018 World Cup: Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is used for the first time, awarding France a penalty in 2-1 win over Australia in Kazan on this day in history.
2018 On June - 16 two suicide bombers attack Damboa in Borno state, Nigeria, killing at least 31 people
2018 On this day in history beyoncÃ© and Jay-Z release their joint album "Everything is Love"
2018 On June - 16 seventeen people die in Caracas, Venezuela following the El ParaÃso stampede after a tear gas canister is detonated in a crowded club.
2019 On June - 16 sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admits to misuse of state funds in court
2019 A large-scale power outage hits Argentina, Uruguay and parts of Paraguay, affecting nearly 50 million people on June - 16.
2020 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 8 million worldwide.
2020 North Korea demolishes the Inter-Korean Liaison Office in Kaesong, established in 2018 to improve relations on June - 16.