What Happened on August 16, 2016

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"When the Levees Broke" documentary directed by Spike Lee, of effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, premieres at New Orleans Arena

Director Spike Lee
Spike Lee
  • Wildfire breaks out in San Bernardino County, California, engulfing 15,000 acres, prompting evacuation of 82,000 people

Famous Deaths

  • João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist and FIFA President 1974-98, dies at 100
  • John McLaughlin, American TV commentator (McLaughlin Group) and Nixon aide, dies at 89