On This Day

July 16, 1966 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Nigeria becomes the first Anglophone independent state in Africa to become an associate member of European Economic Community
  • Number of banned persons in South Africa totals 936; the individuals are banned under various laws, most prominently the Suppression of Communism and Riotous Assembly Acts

Birthdays in History

  • Mike Horn, South African explorer, 1st to reach North Pole without dog or motorized transport, born in Johannesburg, South Africa