What Happened on April 16, 2007

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Spider-Man 3" directed by Sam Raimi and starring Toby Maguire and Kristen Dunst premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival
  • 111th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya 1st man in 2:14:13 and Lidiya Grigoryeva of Russia 1st woman in 2:29:18

Music awardsMusic Awards

41st CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Kenny Chesney wins

  • Virginia Tech massacre: The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, kills 32 people and injures 23 others before committing suicide.

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Bateson, New Zealand astronomer (b. 1909)
  • G. V. Loganathan, Indian American professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (b. 1954)
  • Gaetan Duchesne, Canadian hockey player (b. 1962)
  • Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, American instructor of French (b. 1958)
  • Kevin Granata, American professor of Engineering (b. 1961)
  • Liviu Librescu, American Jewish-Romanian professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (b. 1930)
  • Maria Lenk, Brazilian swimmer and first Brazilian woman to compete in the Olympic Games (b. 1915)
  • Seung-Hui Cho, Korean American murderer (b. 1984), see List of victims of the Virginia Tech massacre