June 16 is the 167th day of the year. 168. in leap years. There are 198 days left in the year.
Norway: Torhild, Toril, Torill and Tiril.
Sweden: Axel and Axelina.
1958 - Former Hungarian Prime Minister Imre Nagy is executed for treason.
1963 - The first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, launches Vostok 6.
1976 - Soweto Uprising. School children in Soweto South Africa begin a revolt against the school authorities who want to forcibly introduce Afrikaans at school. Hundreds are killed, and there is no peace until the apartheid state disintegrates.
2012 - Aung San Suu Kyi gives her Nobel lecture at Oslo City Hall, more than twenty years after she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1903 - "Gjøa" sets out from Kristiania to, as the first ship, sail through the Northwest Passage.
See more who were born June 16 in Category: Births June 16.
1821 - Tom Morris Sr., British golf pioneer (d. 1908)
1828 - Lev Lagorio, Russian painter (d. 1905)
1840 - Christian Christophersen, Norwegian businessman (d. 1900)
1917 - Odd Solumsmoen, Norwegian author (d. 1986)
1919 - Finn Hodt, Norwegian skater and trainer (d. 2016)
1920 - Willie Hoel, Norwegian actor (d. 1986)
1920 - José López Portillo, Mexican president (d. 2004)
1921 - Olav Hodne, Norwegian missionary (d. 2009)
1929 - Sabah al-Amhad al-Jabir as-Sabah, Kuwaiti Emir (d. 2020)
1936 - Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, Nigerian cardinal
1937 - Simeon of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha, Bulgarian tsar and prime minister
1940 - Carole Ann Ford, British actress
1941 - Aldrich Ames, American CIA agent and spy
1944 - Annie Famose, French mountaineer
1945 - Jannik Bonnevie, Norwegian actor
1946 - Junn Paasche-Aasen, Norwegian graphic designer
1947 - Tom Malone, American musician
1948 - Bjørn Sundquist, Norwegian actor
1952 - Georgios Papandreou (the younger), American-born Greek politician and prime minister
1954 - Stein Erik Johansen, Norwegian philosopher
1955 - Grete Faremo, Norwegian Minister of Justice
1956 - Martin Jol, Dutch footballer and coach
1964 - Marianne Røhme, Norwegian editor
1966 - Jan Železný, Czech spear thrower
1967 - Jürgen Klopp, German football coach
1970 - Phil Mickelson, American golfer
1971 - Tupac Shakur, American musician (d. 1996)
1972 - Synnøve Konglevoll, Norwegian politician
1978 - Daniel Brühl, German actor
1980 - Adam Scott, Australian golfer
1981 - Ben Kweller, American musician
1981 - Knut Walde, Norwegian football player
1984 - Steven Whittaker, Scottish footballer
1987 - Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Norwegian football player
1987 - Abby Elliott, American actor and comedian
1988 - Patrick Langat, Kenyan athlete
1990 - Sanna Solberg, Norwegian handball player
1990 - Silje Solberg, Norwegian handball goalkeeper
1997 - Tamanna Agnihotri, Norwegian actress and host
See more who died June 16 in Category: Deaths June 16.
1216 - Pope Innocent III
1890 - Emil Hornemann, Danish physician (b. 1810)
1892 - Christian Severin Bloch Wille, Norwegian theologian and politician (b. 1809)
1899 - Guillaume-Marie-Romain Sourrieu, French Catholic cardinal (b. 1825)
1901 - Herman Grimm, German art historian and writer (b. 1828)
1904 - Eugen Schauman, Finnish nobleman and activist (b. 1875)
1944 - Karl Rasmussen, dies during interrogation by the Gestapo (b. 1916)
1849 - Wilhelm Martin Leberecht de Wette, German theologian (b. 1780)
1958 - Imre Nagy, Hungarian politician (b. 1896; executed)
1959 - George Reeves, American actor (b. 1914)
1979 - Ignatius Kutu Acheamphong, Ghanaian president (b. 1931)
1989 - Helga Haase, German figure skater (b. 1934)
1999 - Thor Lund, Norwegian politician (b. 1921)
2003 - Georg Henrik von Wright, Finnish-Swedish philosopher (b. 1916)
2010 - Marc Bazin, President of Haiti (b. 1932)
2010 - Bill Dixon, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
2010 - Peter Lødrup, Norwegian lawyer (b. 1932)
2012 - Nils