What Happened in 2016 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 271 of 271

  • Jul 6 African American Alton Sterling is shot by Louisiana police in Baton Rouge, while being restrained on the ground, the killing is filmed
  • Jul 6 African American Philando Castile is shot by police in St Paul, Minnesota after being pulled over for a broken rear light, killing is filmed
  • Jul 6 Pokémon Go, the real-world mobile game by Niantic, is first released
  • Jul 9 In Dallas Texas, lone gunman shots and kills five police officers, wounding others during a protest march against fatal police shootings of African Americans

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 123rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3, equalling Steffi Graf's 22 grand slam singles tiles

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jul 10 UEFA European Championship: Portugal defeat France 1-0 in extra time at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 10 130th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2)

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 Bernie Sanders endorses fellow Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a speech in New Hampshire

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • Jul 15 Attempted military coup in Turkey fails, nearly 300 killed, 6,000 then arrested

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 16 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announces Indiana governor Mike Pence as his Vice Presidential running mate

Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 Hillary Clinton announces Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her Vice Presidential running mate

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • Jul 23 Suicide bomb in Kabul kills 80 during a protest march, Islamic State claim responsibility
  • Jul 24 103rd Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain
  • Jul 25 Verizon announces $4.83 billion purchase of Yahoo
  • Jul 28 Earliest evidence of cancer found in 1.7 million-year-old toe fossil from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa, published in "South African Journal of Science"
  • Jul 29 Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for US President at Democratic convention in Philadelphia - first woman by a major US party
  • Jul 30 Air balloon crashes into power lines near Lockhart, Texas, killing all 16 on board

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 31 “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" a play by Jack Thorne, with contributions by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide at midnight

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
  • Jul 31 98th PGA Championship: Jimmy Walker wins his first major by 1 shot at Baltusrol Golf Club
  • Jul 31 Yuriko Koike is the first woman to be elected Tokyo Governor
  • Aug 1 Anthrax outbreak in Yamalo-Nenets, Siberia kills one and infects 8 others, also kills 2,300 reindeer, global warming blamed
  • Aug 5 31st Summer Olympics offically opens in Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Aug 9 Longest ever hunger strike ends, Indian human rights campaigner Irom Sharmila tastes honey after 16 years
  • Aug 11 A Greenland shark declared oldest vertebrate animal in the world at 392 years by international team of scientists
  • Aug 12 Cannes becomes first French resort to ban the burkini

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 13 American swimmer Michael Phelps ends his career at Rio Olympics winning 4x100 medley relay, his 23rd Gold medal, as world's most decorated Olympian

  • Aug 16 Wildfire breaks out in San Bernardino County, California, engulfing 15,000 acres, prompting evacuation of 82,000 people
  • Aug 17 Flood waters recede in Louisiana leaving 13 dead and damaging 4,000 homes
  • Aug 19 Donald Henderson, American epidemiologist, led world campaign that eradicated smallpox, dies at 82
  • Aug 20 Suicide bombing in Turkish city Gaziantep during a wedding party kills at least 51
  • Aug 21 31st Summer Olympics closes at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Aug 24 Astronomers announce discovery of earth-like planet named Proxima b orbiting star Proxima Centauri
  • Aug 24 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy, north east of Rome, killing 268, injuring 400
  • Aug 29 Italian coastguard says 6,500 migrants rescued at sea in 40 separate incidents in 1 day off coast of Sabratha, Libya
  • Aug 31 Brazilian Senate votes to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, removing her from office

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 4 Mother Teresa canonised by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Sep 7 2016 Summer Paralympics opens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Sep 8 Giraffe DNA study published in "Current Biology" reveals there are 4 species not just 1, as previously assumed
  • Sep 8 NASA launches Osiris-Rex probe to retrieve a rock sample from the 500m-wide Bennu asteroid
  • Sep 10 136th Women's U.S. Open: Angelique Kerber defeats Karolina Pliskova (6-3, 4-6, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 136th Men's U.S. Open: Stan Wawrinka defeats Novak Đoković (6-7, 1-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Sep 17 Terror bomb in Chelsea, New York injures 29
  • Sep 18 Earliest known fishooks at 23,000 years old discovered on Okinawa Island, Japan, findings published in PNAS journal

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 18 In Russian elections Putin-backed United Russia party wins 54% of Parliamentary seats led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

Russian politician Dmitry Medvedev
Russian politician
Dmitry Medvedev
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • Sep 19 68th Emmy Awards: hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, "Game of Thrones", Julia Dreyfus, Rami Malek win
  • Sep 19 Aid convoy into Urum al-Kubra, Syria attacked by air strikes, UN denounces as a war crime
  • Sep 20 Black American Keith Lamont Scott is shot dead by a black police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, provoking violent protests in the city
  • Sep 21 Three genetic studies published in "Nature" conclude all non-African descended from one migration out of Africa 50-80,000 years ago

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to medical research to "cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century"

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • Sep 21 Migrant boat carrying 450-600 people capsizes off the Egyptian coast, only 163 rescued
  • Sep 21 Genomic study study finding Australian Aboriginal oldest known civilisation on earth published in "Nature"
  • Sep 22 Police officer Betty Shelby charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting unarmed black man Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sep 25 World's largest radio telescope at 500m wide in Guizhou Province, China begins operating
  • Sep 25 PGA's FedEx Cup won by Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, prize money $10 million at East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta
  • Sep 26 First US Presidential debate: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton vs Republican Donald Trump at Hofstra University
  • Sep 28 Hurricane Matthew forms near the Windward Islands, will go on to kill over 1000 in Haiti, the Caribbean and the US
  • Oct 2 Colombia votes against a peace agreement with rebel group FARC in a national referundum
  • Oct 2 41st Ryder Cup: US wins 17-11 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota
  • Oct 3 Yoshinori Ohsumi from Japan wins Nobel Prize for Medicine for research into autophagy
  • Oct 7 Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos wins the Nobel Peace Prize for attempts to end conflict with FARC
  • Oct 7 Washington Post releases videotape of Donald Trump boasting of groping and kissing women without consent
  • Oct 8 140 people are killed in an air strike during a wake in Sanaa, Yemen
  • Oct 9 2nd US Presidential debate, hostile confrontation between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at Washington University, St. Louis
  • Oct 10 Nobel Prize for Economics awarded to UK-born Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom of Finland for work on contract theory
  • Oct 10 Actress Shailene Woodley arrested for trespassing while protesting against proposed Dakota Access Pipeline
  • Oct 11 South Korean firm Samsung announces it will permanently stop production of Note 7 phones after complaints devices caught fire
  • Oct 12 Auston Matthews becomes 1st player to score 4 goals in his NHL debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa
  • Oct 12 James Charles (17) becomes the 1st male face of make-up label CoverGirl
  • Oct 13 American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Oct 17 Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-11 launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China
  • Oct 19 Third and final US Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Nevada University, Las Vegas

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 306

  • Jun 28 Scotty Moore, American guitarist (for Elvis), dies at 84
  • Jun 28 Buddy Ryan, American NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals), dies at 85
  • Jun 29 Elechi Amadi, Nigerian novelist (The Concubine), dies at 82
  • Jun 30 Geoffrey Hill, English poet, dies at 84
  • Jul 2 Elie Wiesel, Jewish Auschwitz survivor and author (Night), Nobel Prize winner 1986, dies at 87
  • Jul 2 Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress (The Royale Family), dies of cancer at 52
  • Jul 2 Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), dies at 77
  • Jul 2 Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), dies at 85
  • Jul 2 Patrick Manning, Trinidad and Tobago politician, Prime Minister (1991-95, 2001-10), dies at 69
  • Jul 2 Earle Brown, American Composer (open form), dies at 75
  • Jul 3 Noel Neill, American actress (Adventures of Superman), dies at 95
  • Jul 3 Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 84
  • Jul 4 Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author/director (Taste of Cherry), dies at 76
  • Jul 5 Beatrice de Cardi, British archaeologist, dies at 102
  • Jul 8 Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philantropist (Edhi Foundation), dies at 88
  • Jul 8 William H. McNeill, Canadian-born historian (Rise of the West), dies at 98
  • Jul 9 Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Falstaff), dies at 77
  • Jul 12 Gregg Smith, American choral conductor and composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 13 Héctor Babenco, film director (Kiss of the Spider Woman), dies at 70
  • Jul 13 Bernardo Provenzano, Mafia Boss (Cosa Nostra), dies in a prison hospital at 83
  • Jul 16 Nate Thurmond, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers), dies of leukemia at 74
  • Jul 16 Bonnie Brown, American country singer (The Browns), dies at 77
  • Jul 17 Gary S. Paxton, American musician and songwriter (Monster Mash), dies at 77
  • Jul 18 Billy Name [William Linich Jr], photographer (Andy Warhol's factory), dies at 76
  • Jul 19 Garry Marshall, American TV and film director (Happy Days, Pretty Woman), dies at 81
  • Jul 19 Betsy Bloomingdale, American socialite and fashion leader, dies at 93
  • Jul 20 Wayne Carson, American country musician and songwriter (Always On My Mind), dies at 73
  • Jul 22 Thomas Sutherland, American hostage (Lebanon) and academic, dies at 85
  • Jul 23 Thorbjorn Falldin, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (1976-78, 79-82) and sheep farmer, dies at 90
  • Jul 24 Marni Nixon, American singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr), dies at 86
  • Jul 26 Forrest E. Mars Jr., American Candy Manufacturer (Mars), dies at 84
  • Jul 26 Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (Kaivos), dies at 87
  • Jul 27 James Alan MacPherson, American writer, 1st black writer to win Pulitzer Prize, dies at 72
  • Jul 28 Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer and activist, dies at 90
  • Jul 29 Marta Marzotto, Italian countess and designer, dies at 85
  • Jul 30 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), dies at 91
  • Jul 31 Seymour Papert, South African mathematician, dies at 88
  • Aug 1 Franciszek Macharski, Polish Cardinal, Archbishop of Krakow (1978-2005), dies at 87
  • Aug 1 Queen Anne of Romania [Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma], dies at 92
  • Aug 2 Forbes Carlile, Australian athlete and influential swimming coach, dies at 95
  • Aug 2 David Huddleston, American actor (The Big Lebowski), dies at 85
  • Aug 2 Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American chemist, (Nobel Prize 1999), dies at 70
  • Aug 3 Chris Amon, New Zealand Formula 1 racer, dies at 73
  • Aug 6 Pete Fountain, American jazz clarinetist (Lawrence Welk 1957-59), dies at 86
  • Aug 6 Helen Delich Bentley, American politician (Rep-R-MD, 1985-950, dies at 92
  • Aug 7 Edward Daly, Irish Bishop "Bloody Sunday" priest, dies at 82
  • Aug 8 Doris Bohrer [Sharrar], American WWII spy, dies at 93
  • Aug 9 Bob Kiley, American public transit specialist (New York, London), dies at 80
  • Aug 9 Gerald Grosvenor, English 6th Duke of Westminster and 3rd richest Britain, dies at 64
  • Aug 11 Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer (1952-69), longest test innings - 16 hours, dies at 81
  • Aug 13 Kenny Baker, English actor (R2D2-Star Wars), dies at 81
  • Aug 13 Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian Hindu spiritual leader (BAPS), dies at 94
  • Aug 14 Fyvush Finkel, American Jewish actor (Middle Ages, Picket Fences), dies at 93
  • Aug 14 Lita Roza, English singer ("How Much is That Doggie in the Window"), dies at 82
  • Aug 16 João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist and FIFA President 1974-98, dies at 100
  • Aug 16 John McLaughlin, TV commentator (McLaughlin Group) and Nixon aide, dies at 89
  • Aug 17 Arthur Hiller, Canadian director (Love Story), dies at 92
  • Aug 19 Jack Riley, American actor (The Bob Newhart Show), dies at 80
  • Aug 19 Nina Ponomareva Romaschkova, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic gold 1952, 60), involved in shoplift scandal, dies at 87
  • Aug 20 Brian Rix [Lord Rix], English actor, dies at 92
  • Aug 20 Irving Fields, American composer and pianist (Miami Beach Rhumba), dies at 101
  • Aug 22 Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, dies at 94
  • Aug 22 S. R. [Sellapan Ramanathan] Nathan, 6th President of Singapore (1999-2011), dies at 92
  • Aug 23 Reinhard Selten, German economist, (Nobel Prize 1994), dies at 85
  • Aug 23 Steven Hill, American actor (Mission Impossible, Law & Order), dies at 94
  • Aug 24 Walter Scheel, German politician, West German Foreign Minister and President, dies at 97
  • Aug 24 Roger Y. Tsien, American chemist (Nobel Prize 2008), dies at 64
  • Aug 25 Sonia Rykiel, French fashion designer, dies at 86
  • Aug 25 James Cronin, American nuclear physicist (Physics Nobel Prize 1980), dies at 84
  • Aug 25 Marvin Kaplan, American actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), dies at 89
  • Aug 28 Juan Gabriel, [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, dies at 66
  • Aug 29 Gene Wilder, [Jerome Silberman], American actor ( Blazing Saddles, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), dies at 83
  • Aug 30 Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic golds), dies at 74
  • Aug 30 Joe Sutter, American engineer and head of the Boeing 747 program, dies at 95
  • Sep 1 Jon Polito, actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide), dies at 65
  • Sep 2 Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan (1991-2016), dies at 78
  • Sep 5 Phyllis Schlafly, American right-wing crusader, Eagle Forum President, dies at 92
  • Sep 5 Hugh O'Brian [Krampke], American actor (Wyatt Earp), dies at 91
  • Sep 5 Duane Graveline, American doctor and astronaut, dies at 85
  • Sep 7 Cary Blanchard, American NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • Sep 8 The Lady Chablis [born Benjamin Knox], American transgender entertainer (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), dies at 59
  • Sep 8 Prince Buster [Cecil Campbell], Jamaican-born reggae musician and producer (Madness), dies at 78
  • Sep 9 James Stacy [Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), dies at 79
  • Sep 10 Eddie Antar, founder and CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store), dies at 68
  • Sep 10 Knut Wiggen, Norwegian computer music pioneer and composer, dies at 89
  • Sep 11 Alexis Arquette, American transgender performer (Last Exit to Brooklyn), dies at 47
  • Sep 15 Rose Mofford, American politician, 1st female Governor of Arizona (1988-1991), dies at 94
  • Sep 16 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italian President (1999-2006) and Prime Minister (1993-94), dies at 95
  • Sep 16 Edward Albee, American playwright (Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?), dies at 88
  • Sep 17 Charmian Carr, American actress (The Sound of Music), dies at 73
  • Sep 20 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), dies at 71
  • Sep 21 Ben Cauley, musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, dies at 67
  • Sep 21 John D. Loudermilk, American country singer and songwriter (Tobacco Road), dies at 82
  • Sep 24 Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., US accordionist (On Track), dies at 68
  • Sep 24 Bill Nunn, American actor (Do the Right Thing), dies at 63
  • Sep 25 Arnold Palmer, American golfing great (4x Masters), dies at 87

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 28 Shimon Peres, Israeli Prime Minister (Labor), President (2007-14) and Nobel Peace Prize recipient (1994), dies of a stroke at 93

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Sep 28 Agnes Nixon, American television producer, director, and writer (All My Children), dies at 93
  • Sep 28 Gloria Naylor, American author (Women of Brewster Place), dies at 66
  • Sep 30 Oscar Brand, Canadian-born American folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 96