On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 2018

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Green Book" wins People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival

  • Cycling land speed record broken for men and women by Denise Mueller-Korenek riding 183.932 mph (296.010 km/h) Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
  • Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: At age 40, American Angela Stanford wins her first major title by 1 stroke from Amy Olson, Austin Ernst, Mo Martin & Kim Sei-young
  • First ever performance of comedy "Love's Victory" by Lady Mary Wroth at Penshurst Place, England, 400 years after it was written
  • Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes sets an NFL record of 10 touchdowns in first 2 weeks of a season, torching Pittsburgh’s secondary with 6 TD passes; leads Chiefs to 42-37 victory on the road
  • Salesforce founder Marc Benioff and wife Lynne Benioff announce purchase of Time magazine for $190 million
  • Scott Dixon of New Zealand finishes second in the IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma to wrap up his 5th IndyCar Drivers' title for Chip Ganassi Racing; Honda wins Manufacturers' Cup; Canadian Robert Wickens is Rookie of the Year
  • Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall near Jiangmen City, China, winds 120 miles an hour cause tower blocks in nearby Hong Kong to sway
  • US Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accused of sexual assault in the 1980s in "The Washington Post"

Famous Deaths

  • Big Jay [Cecil James] McNeely, American R&B saxophonist, dies of prostate cancer at 91
  • Frank Parker, American actor (Days of our Lives, Never Too Young), dies at 79