July 16

July 16 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on July 16, include:

  • Guinea Pig Appreciation Day 
  • Hot Dog Night 
  • Major League Baseball All Star Game - July 16, 2024
  • National Corn Fritters Day 
  • National Fresh Spinach Day 
  • National Personal Chef's Day - July 16 and February 26
  • World Snake Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include July 16, are:

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
  • Ashura - Evening of July 16 - Evening of July 17, 2024
  • Captive Nations Week - July 14-20, 2024 (Third Week in July)
  • Coral Reef Awareness Week - July 15-21, 2024
  • Dog Days of Summer - July 3 - August 11
  • Every Body Deserves a Massage Week - July 14-20, 2024 (Third Full Week in July)
  • Rabbit Week - July 15-21
  • Sports Cliche Week - July 14-20, 2024 (Week of Major League Baseball All Stars Game)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include July 16, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our July Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of July.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Tour de France - June 29 - July 21, 2024 - this is the world's most high profile bicycle race.
  • Republican National Convention - July 15-18, 2024

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for July 16 is Cancer.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of July are:

  • Larkspur - Levity and lightness. Strong bonds of Love are represented by Larkspur.
  • Waterlily
  • Delphinium




The Birthstone(s) for July is:

  • Rubies which are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love

Famous Birthdays

  • 1821 - Mary Baker Eddy, American religious leader and author who founded Christian Science (d. 1910)
  • 1907 - Orville Redenbacher, American farmer and businessman who founded Orville Redenbacher's (d. 1995)
  • 1907 - Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (Big Valley, Thorn Birds) (d. 1990)
  • 1911 - Ginger Rogers, American actress, singer, and dancer (Gay Divorcee) (d. 1995)
  • 1958 - Michael Flatley, American dancer, choreographer and actor (Lord of Dance)
  • 1967 - Will Ferrell, American action, comedian, producer and screenwriter (Saturday Night Live, Anchorman)

Famous Deaths

  • 1882 - Mary Todd Lincoln - wife of Abraham Lincoln, she was the 19th First Lady of the United States (b. 1818)
  • 1999 - John F. Kennedy, Jr., American lawyer and publisher who co-founded George Magazine (b. 1960)
  • 1999 - Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, American publicist and wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr. (b. 1966)
  • 2004 - Charles Sweeney, American General who was the pilot who flew the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, the second atomic strike on Japan in the final days of World War II
  • 2012 - Stephen Covey, American businessman and author (b. 1932)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1892 - Painter Claude Monet marries Alice Hoschedé
  • 1981 - Singer Donna Summer marries arranger Bruce Sudano
  • 1988 - Actor Michael J. Fox marries actress Tracy Pollan
  • 2001 - Actress Med Ryan divorces actor Dennis Quaid

Quote of the Day

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe of the Day

Are you actively teaching healthy cooking for kids and meal planning? Kids love to help out, but we squelch this attitude from them because it is such a hassle. We can do life much quicker by ourselves!

Slow down and teach your kids the healthy diet habits of healthy cooking and meal planning. You might be surprised at the healthy choices they will learn to love, because they were involved!

Tips on teaching your kids healthy cooking!

Find out more tips on healthy cooking for kids from Kerry on her Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1790 - With the signing of the Residence Act, the District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States
  • 1935 - The world's first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1942 - The government of Vichy France orders the arrest of 13,152 Jews and holds them at the Winter Velodrome in Paris before deporting them to Auschwitz
  • 1945 - Under the Manhattan Project, the U.S. successfully detonates a plutonium based test nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico
  • 1956 - Last Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus under a tent as they switch to arenas
  • 1960 - The US submarine USS George Washington successfully test tires the first ballistic missile while submerged
  • 1965 - The Mont Blanc Road tunnel between France and Italy opens
  • 1969 - Apollo 11, the first space mission to land astronauts on the Moon is launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida
  • 1980 - Republican nominate Ronald Reagan for U.S. President
  • 1985 - The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 716 mph
  • 1999 - John F. Kennedy, Jr. his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed when the plane he was piloting crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.
  • 2007 - A 6.8 magnitude earthquake occurs off the Niigata coast in Japan kills 8 people, injures at least 800 and damages a nuclear power plant
  • 2008 - Sixteen infants in Gansu Province, China are diagnosed with kidney stones after being fed tainted milk power. An estimated 300,000 infants are affected.
  • 2013 - 27 children die and 25 others are hospitalized in eastern India after eating their school lunch
  • 2015 - Terrorist attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee at a US military recruitment center and a naval reserve training center kills 5 (4 Marines and 1 naval officer), and injures others 

This Day in Music

  • 1782 - Mozart's opera Die Entfuhrung us dem Serail is done for the first time
  • 1966 - Hanky Panky by Tommy James and the Shondells hits #1
  • 1969 - The Ballad of John and Yoko by The Beatles is certified gold
  • 1972 - Smokey Robinson & Miracles give their final live performance
  • 1976 - After 6 years, Loggins & Messina break up
  • 1977 - Da Doo Ron Ron by Shaun Cassidy hits #1
  • 1977 - Barry Manilow Live album by Barry Manilow hits #1
  • 1996 - Michael Jackson receives $15 million to perform at the Sultan of Brunei's birthday party

Loggins & Messina was one of my favorite groups way back when I was in high school.  I was lucky to see them perform live several times, and was able to see Kenny Loggins solo after that.  Whether together, or separate, both were great concerts! 

This Day in Sports

  • 1950 - Single day 16 team HR record set at 37 (NL-25, AL-12)
  • 1956 - Detroit Tigers & Briggs Stadium is sold for $5.5 million
  • 1987 - Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of the season 
  • 1988 - Olympic Sprinter and long jumper, Carl Lewis runs a 100m in 9.78 seconds
  • 1988 - Florence Joyner sets a women's world record in the 100m at 10.49 seconds
  • 2008 - AL wins the 79th All Star Baseball Game with a score of 4-3
  • 2013 - AL wins the 84th All Star Baseball Game with a score of 3-0

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Quisling (noun)

1.  (perjorative) A traitor who collaborates with the enemy.

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