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What Happened on January 16

Major Historical Events That Took Place on 16th January

1681 : Shivaji's son Sambhaji's coronation took place at Raigarh fort.

1769 : The first organised horse-racing took place at Akra near Calcutta.

1901 : The great scholar Mahadeo Govind Ranade died.

1938 : The famous Bengali novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay died.

1955 : Kharakvasla Defence Academy was officially opened.

1966 : Sadhu T.L. Vaswani expired.

1989 : Prem Nazir (originally Abdul Khadar), holding the world record in appearing in lead role of more than 600 films, expired.

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