On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 2019

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Huge fire in Chalantika slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, destroys 1,200 houses and leaves up to 10,000 homeless

Famous Deaths

  • Anna Quayle, British actress (A Hard Day's Night, Stop the World - I want to Get Off), dies at 86
  • Felice Gimondi, Italian road cyclist (Tour de France 1965; Giro d'Italia 1967, 69, 76; Vuelta a EspaƱa 1968), dies of heart attack at 76
  • Jim Hardy, American NFL quarterback (LA Rams; Pro Bowl 1950), dies at 96
  • Peter Fonda, American actor (Easy Rider, Ulee's Gold), dies at 79