What Happened on September 21, 2016

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to medical research to "cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century"

  • Genomic study finding Australian Aboriginal oldest known civilisation on earth published in "Nature"
  • Migrant boat carrying 450-600 people capsizes off the Egyptian coast, only 163 rescued
  • Three genetic studies published in "Nature" conclude all non-Africans descended from one migration out of Africa 50-80,000 years ago
2016 History

Famous Deaths

  • John D. Loudermilk, American country singer and songwriter ("Tobacco Road"), dies at 82

About September 21, 2016

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 7 years and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Closer - The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey
  • UK #1 Song: Closer - The Chainsmokers Ft. Halsey