September

September 16: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 16

September 16th is officially celebrated as Guacamole Day & Play Doh Day.

This day marks the 259th day of 2021, and there’s only 106 days left of the year.

Those of you who were born on September 16 share the Virgo zodiac sign.

Looking for knowledge on or about September 16? Let us quench that thirst with these intriguing historical events that all happened on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1983, Arnold Schwarzenegger gained US citizenship at 36 years old? He had been dreaming of moving to America from his farm in Austria since he was only 10.

Keep reading for more facts about September 16th in history!

What Happened On September 16 In History?

2019

According to The New York Times it costs around $13 million for every prisoner in Guantanamo Bay, making it the costliest prison in the world.

2019

Personal information of Ecuador’s entire population (16.6 million) was available online on a unsecured cloud server in Miami.

Source Forbes
2015

Nature magazine announced that more than 3 million people die each year due to air pollution.

OTD in 2015: Nature magazine announced that more than 3 million people die each year due to air pollution.
This number is more than HIV/Aids and malaria combined. Worryingly, this figure is expected to double by 2050.
2014

Barbra Streisand’s album “Partners” was released featuring duets with many hugely famous male artists.

2011

American drama movie “Drive” was released in the United States.

1997

Steve Jobs was named interim CEO of Apple Computers.

1983

Arnold Schwarzenegger gained US citizenship.

1966

The Metropolitan Opera House opened to a full house in New York City.

The first ever performance was Samuel; Barber's "Antony and Cleopatra."
Source Yahoo
1920

Wall Street bombing took place in Manhattan, New York City.

OTD in 1920: Wall Street bombing took place in Manhattan
The explosion happened at 12:01pm and instantly killed 30 people with 8 dying later and 143 seriously injured.
1630

The village of Shawmut in Massachusetts adopted the name Boston.

Did you know that on this day, September 16th 1983, Arnold Schwarzenegger gained US citizenship at 36 years old?