On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 2017

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Amazon announces it is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Donald Trump reinstates Cuban travel and business restrictions after they were loosened by President Obama

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHelmut Kohl

Helmut Kohl, German chancellor (West Germany, 1982-90, unified Germany, 1990-98), dies at 87

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl
  • John G. Avildsen, American film director (Rocky, The Karate Kid), dies of cancer at 81
  • Stephen Furst, American actor (Animal House, St. Elsewhere) dies from diabetes complications at 63