On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 2003

Historical Events

Famous Deaths

  • Carol Shields, American-Canadian novelist (The Stone Diaries) and short story writer, dies at 68
  • Celia Cruz, Cuban-American Grammy Award-winning guaracha, salsa, and bolero singer (La Sonora Matancera, 1950-65), known as 'the Queen of Salsa', dies of cancer at 77
2003 Highlights

About July 16, 2003

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Cancer