On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 2005

Historical Events

Historic 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

Famous Weddings

Sandra Bullock

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

  • Blue Barron [Harry Freidman], American "sweet music" orchestra leader ("Cruising Down The River"), dies at 91
  • Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish baritone pop and schlager singer ("Bonjour les amies" / "Hello Friends"), lyricist, translator ("I Want to Hold Your Hand" / ""Komm, gib mir deine Hand"'; She Loves You" / "Sie liebt dich"), and broadcaster, dies at 84
  • Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (b. 1920)
  • Prince Gu of Korea (b. 1931)
2005 Highlights

About July 16, 2005

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer