On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 2021

Historical Events

Historic Event

Raúl Castro confirms he is resigning as Cuban Communist Party leader, ending his family's six decade leadership of Cuba

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Geschke, American computer scientist, inventor and businessman (co-founder of Adobe Systems), dies of cancer at 81
  • Felix Silla, Italian-American circus performer, Hollywood stuntman, and actor (The Addams Family - "Cousin Itt"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 84
  • Helen McCrory, English actress (The Queen, Peaky Blinders), dies of cancer at 52
  • John Dawes, Welsh rugby union centre (22 caps Wales, 4 caps British & Irish Lions; London Welsh; Barbarians), dies at 80
  • Johnny Peirson, Canadian ice hockey right wing (NHL All Star 1950, 51; Boston Bruins) and broadcaster (WBZ and WSBK), dies at 95
  • Mike Mitchell, American rock guitarist (The Kingsmen -"Louie, Louie"), dies on his 77th birthday
  • Serhiy Novikov, Russian judoka (Olympic gold heavyweight 1976), dies at 71
2021 Highlights

About April 16, 2021

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Leave The Door Open - Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)
  • UK #1 Song: Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X