Today in History June 16: From Mithun Chakraborty Birthday to First Woman in Space, list of Important events today

Publish Date: 15 Jun, 2022
Today in History June 16: From Mithun Chakraborty Birthday to First Woman in Space, list of Important events today

This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, June 16 is the 166st day of the year and the 167nd day of a leap year.

On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on 16 June as well as the birthdays of famous people.


Major Events Happened on this Day

Mithun Chakraborty Birthday

Born on this day in 1952, Mithun Chakraborty is an Indian film actor, producer, social worker, television presenter. He is also a former Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament. He is awarded two Filmfare Awards and three National Film Awards. Chakraborty is also remembered for his performance in films such as Surakksha, Sahhas, Wardat, Wanted, Boxer, Pyar Jhukta Nahin, Pyari Behna, Avinash, Dance Dance, Prem Pratigyaa, Mujrim, Agneepath and more. 

Imtiaz Ali Birthday

Born on this day in 1971, Imtiaz Ali is an Indian film director, producer and writer. Some of his famous movies are Jab We Met, Highway, Love Aaj Kal, Tamasha, Rockstar and more. 

Chittaranjan Das Death Anniversary

On this day in 1925, Chittaranjan Das who was a leading Bengali nationalist politician, a prominent lawyer passed away. He was also the founder-leader of the Swaraj Party (Independence party) in Bengal during the period of British colonial rule in India. 

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev

On this day in 1606, Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev is observed. The Mughal Emperor Jahangir ordered sentenced to death to the fifth Sikh Guru Arjan Dev on this day. However, the date keeps changing as per the Hindu Calendar. 

China’s 1st Woman Astronaut in Space

On this day in 2012, the first crewed mission to Tiangong 1, Shenzhou 9 was launched and carried China's first woman astronaut, Liu Yang.

Tobacco Ban in Bhutan

On this day in 2010, Bhutan became the first country to impose a complete ban on tobacco.

First woman in space

On this day in 1963, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina V. Tereshkova became the first woman to travel in space, having been launched into orbit aboard the spacecraft Vostok 6, which completed 48 orbits in 71 hours.

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