On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 2016

Historical Events

  • NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully enters Jupiter's orbit

Famous Deaths

  • Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author and director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up, Taste of Cherry), dies at 76
  • Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer, dies at 80
2016 Highlights

About July 4, 2016

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

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