On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 2008

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Start of Papal Journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI

Famous Birthdays

  • Princess ElĂ©onore of Belgium, Belgian princess, born in Anderlecht, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist, dies at 90
  • Joseph Solman, American painter
2008 Highlights

About April 16, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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