On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 2005

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Book releaseHistoric Publication

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", the 6th book in the series by J. K. Rowling, is published worldwide. 9 million copies sell in 24 hrs

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Academy award winning actress Sandra Bullock (40) weds "Monster Garage" host Jesse James (36) at sunset on the grounds of The Folded Hills Ranch in Gaviota, California

Famous Deaths

  • Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer, lyricist, and entertainer (b. 1920)
  • Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (b. 1920)
  • Prince Gu of Korea (b. 1931)