Here we have collected you the most significant events and happenings that took place in India and around the world on 16 October. It is not possible to collect each and every happening of World History of everyday, still safalta team is trying its best to provide all the events that are important regarding competitive exams.

  • Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills around 40,000 south of Calcutta India in 1942.
  • National Boxing Association freezes titles of those serving in armed services in 1942.
  • Anti Jewish riot started in Rome in 1943.
  • Chicago Mayor Ed Kelly opens city's new subway system in 1943
  • Jewish quarter of Rome surrounded by Nazis, they are sent to Auschwitz in  1943.
  • US 1st Army establishes headquarter in Bristol in  1943.
  • Hungary: Horthy government falls/nazi count Szalasi becomes premier in 1944.
  • UN's Food & Agriculture Organization comes into existence in 1945.
  • 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials in  1946.
  • "Red Mill" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 831 performances in 1948.
  • The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi in 1951.
  • Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi in 1952.
  • Woolworth's at Powell & Market (San Francisco) opens in 1952. 
  • Desmond Tutu, South African Anglican Archbishop, wins Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

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