July 16 Holidays

July 16 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | July 16 Calendar

July 16th Daily Holidays include:

  • Anne Hutchinson Memorial Day – July 16, 2023 (On a Sunday, either before or after her birthday on 7/20)
  • Guinea Pig Appreciation Day
  • Hot Dog Night
  • Lake Superior Day – July 16, 2023 (Third Sunday in July)
  • National Corn Fritters Day
  • National Daiquiri Day – July 16, 2023 (Third Sunday in July)
  • National Fresh Spinach Day
  • National Ice Cream Day – July 16, 2023 (Third Sunday in July)
  • National Personal Chef’s Day – July 16 and February 26
  • Sundae Sunday – July 16, 2023 – (Third Sunday of July)
  • World Snake Day

July 16: Famous Birthdays

  • July 16,1821 – Mary Baker Eddy, American religious leader and author who founded Christian Science (d. 1910)
  • July 16,1907 – Orville Redenbacher, American farmer and businessman who founded Orville Redenbacher’s (d. 1995)
  • July 16,1907 – Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (Big Valley, Thorn Birds) (d. 1990)
  • July 16,1911 – Ginger Rogers, American actress, singer, and dancer (Gay Divorcee) (d. 1995)
  • July 16,1958 – Michael Flatley, American dancer, choreographer and actor (Lord of Dance)
  • July 16,1967 – Will Ferrell, American action, comedian, producer and screenwriter (Saturday Night Live, Anchorman)

July 16: Historical Events

  • July 16,1790 – With the signing of the Residence Act, the District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States
  • July 16,1935 – The world’s first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • July 16,1942 – The government of Vichy France orders the arrest of 13,152 Jews and holds them at the Winter Velodrome in Paris before deporting them to Auschwitz
  • July 16,1945 – Under the Manhattan Project, the U.S. successfully detonates a plutonium based test nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico
  • July 16,1956 – Last Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus under a tent as they switch to arenas
  • July 16,1960 – The US submarine USS George Washington successfully test tires the first ballistic missile while submerged
  • July 16,1965 – The Mont Blanc Road tunnel between France and Italy opens
  • July 16,1969 – Apollo 11, the first space mission to land astronauts on the Moon is launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida
  • July 16,1980 – Republican nominate Ronald Reagan for U.S. President
  • July 16,1985 – The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 716 mph
  • July 16,1999 – John F. Kennedy, Jr. his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed when the plane he was piloting crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard.
  • July 16,2007 – A 6.8 magnitude earthquake occurs off the Niigata coast in Japan kills 8 people, injures at least 800 and damages a nuclear power plant
  • July 16,2008 – Sixteen infants in Gansu Province, China are diagnosed with kidney stones after being fed tainted milk power. An estimated 300,000 infants are affected.
  • July 16,2013 – 27 children die and 25 others are hospitalized in eastern India after eating their school lunch
  • July 16,2015 – Terrorist attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee at a US military recruitment center and a naval reserve training center kills 5 (4 Marines and 1 naval officer), and injures others

July 16: Music Events

  • July 16,1782 – Mozart’s opera Die Entfuhrung us dem Serail is done for the first time
  • July 16,1966 – Hanky Panky by Tommy James and the Shondells hits #1
  • July 16,1969 – The Ballad of John and Yoko by The Beatles is certified gold
  • July 16,1972 – Smokey Robinson & Miracles give their final live performance
  • July 16,1976 – After 6 years, Loggins & Messina break up
  • July 16,1977 – Da Doo Ron Ron by Shaun Cassidy hits #1
  • July 16,1977 – Barry Manilow Live album by Barry Manilow hits #1
  • July 16,1996 – Michael Jackson receives $15 million to perform at the Sultan of Brunei’s birthday party

July 16: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for July 16 is Cancer.

July Birthstone:

What is the July Birthstone? Ruby

The July birthstones are Rubies. Ruby birthstone is a sight to behold. Its deep red hue, with a hint of purple, is known as “pigeon’s blood” in the trade. It’s a variety of the mineral corundum, and its color comes from trace amounts of chromium. The more chromium, the deeper the red.


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