On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1501

Historical Events


DiscoveryVoyage of Discovery

Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral and 6 ships begin their return voyage to Lisbon


Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Denny, English knight of the shire and confidant of King Henry VIII of England, born in England (d. 1559)
1501 Highlights

About January 16, 1501

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 519 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn