On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1976

Historical Events

  • Students in Soweto, South Africa, march against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in Black secondary schools

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank van Twillert, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)

Famous Deaths

  • Francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed
  • Victor Dalby Lord, fictional character on "One Life to Live", dies at 59
1976 Highlights

About June 16, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini