On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1998

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope John Paul II asks God for forgiveness for the inactivity and silence of some Roman Catholics during the Holocaust

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Deaths

  • Derek Barton, British organic chemist (Nobel 1969), dies at 79
  • Derek Harold Richard Barton, British chemist, Nobel laureate, dies at 79
  • Esther Bubley, American photographer aged 77