June 16: Day of the Week
June 16, 2020 is the 168th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 198 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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June 16 Historical Event(s)
- 363Emperor Julian marches back up the Tigris and burns his fleet of supply ships. During the withdrawal Roman forces suffering several attacks from the Persians.
- 1774Foundation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
- 1795First Battle of Groix otherwise known as “Cornwallis’ Retreat”.
- 1836The formation of the London Working Men’s Association gives rise to the Chartist Movement.
- 1883The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children.
- 1903Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage, leaving Oslo, Norway.
- 1903The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.
- 1924The Whampoa Military Academy is founded.
- 1967The Monterey Pop Festival begins
- 2000Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years of it issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Shebaa Farms.
Who were born on June 16?
- 1713Meshech Weare, American Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1786)
- 1723Adam Smith, Scottish philosopher and economist (d. 1790)
- 1896Murray Leinster, American science-fiction and alternate history writer (d. 1976)
- 1917Aurelio Lampredi, Italian mechanical engineer (Ferrari) (d. 1989)
- 1935Bill Cobbs, American actor
- 1961Steve Larmer, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1969Mark Crossley, Welsh footballer
- 1980Nehir Erdoğan, Turkish actress
- 1984Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1986Farhad Reza, Bangladeshi cricketer
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