2021 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 interesting facts about September 16th in history!

What Happened On September 16 In History?

2019

The New York Times published an investigation declaring Guantanamo Bay Prison as the most costly prison in the world.

The study showed that it costs around $13 million for every prisoner in Guantanamo Bay, which is considerably higher than any other prison in the world.
2019

Personal information of Ecuador’s entire population (16.6 million) became available online on an 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.

The all-male line-up included artists such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Bublé, Billy Joel, John Legend, Andrea Bocelli, and Lionel Richie.
2011

The movie “Drive,” based on James Sallis’s novel, was released in the US on this day.

OTD in 2011: The movie "Drive
Drive premiered at the Cannes film festival on May 20 and received a standing ovation. The American action drama grossed $78.1–81.4 million worldwide at the box office.
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 12:01 pm and instantly killed 30 people. Eight people died later, and 143 were left seriously injured.
1908

The General Motors Corporation was founded.

1863

The first American college outside of the USA was founded in Istanbul, Turkey.

Robert College opened its doors on this day with 31 students. It's the oldest continuously operating American school outside of the US.
1630

The village of Shawmut in Massachusetts adopted the name Boston.

1400

Owain Glyndŵr was declared Prince of Wales by his followers.

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