On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 2015

Historical Events

  • 700 million malaria cases prevented in Africa since 2000 in report by University of Oxford in "Nature" journal
  • 8.3 magnitude quake hits off coast of Illapel, Chile killing 11 and prompting evacuation of 1 million
  • Military coup in Burkina Faso, President Michel Kafando and other officials seized by presidential guards
  • Oil tanker explosion kills 170 in Maridi, South Sudan
  • Report 3 million people die each year of air pollution, more than malaria and HIV/Aids combined published in "Nature" journal

Film & TV History

Second Republican presidential candidates debate, hosted by CNN, Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump face off at the Reagan Presidential Library


Famous Deaths

Bob Cleary

Bob Cleary, American US Hockey HOF center (Olympic gold 1960; Harvard University), dies at 79

2015 Highlights

About September 16, 2015

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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