What Happened on April 16, 2007

Historical Events

  • "Spider-Man 3" directed by Sam Raimi and starring Toby Maguire and Kristen Dunst premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival

Boston Marathon

111th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya goes back-to-back for 3rd title in 2:14:13; Lidiya Grigoryeva of Russia wins women's race in 2:29:18

41st CMT Music Awards

41st CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Kenny Chesney wins

  • Virginia Tech massacre: The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, kills 32 people and injures 23 others before committing suicide.
2007 History

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Bateson, New Zealand astronomer (b. 1909)
  • G. V. Loganathan, Indian American professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (b. 1954)
  • Gaetan Duchesne, Canadian hockey player (b. 1962)
  • Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, American instructor of French (b. 1958)
  • Kevin Granata, American professor of Engineering (b. 1961)
  • Liviu Librescu, American Jewish-Romanian professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (b. 1930)
  • Maria Lenk, Brazilian swimmer and first Brazilian woman to compete in the Olympic Games (b. 1915)
  • Seung-Hui Cho, Korean American murderer (b. 1984), see List of victims of the Virginia Tech massacre

About April 16, 2007

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries

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