October 16 is the 289th day of the year. There are 76 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).
+ 1875 – Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.
+ 1923 – The Walt Disney Company is founded by Walt Disney and his brother, Roy Disney.
+ 1968 – United States athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos are kicked off the US team for participating in the 1968 Olympics Black Power salute.
+ 1991 – Luby's shooting: George Hennard runs amok in Killeen, Texas, killing 23 and wounding 20 in Luby's Cafeteria.
( Births )
1815 – Francis Lubbock, American colonel and politician, 9th Governor of Texas (d. 1905)
+ 1884 – Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (d. 1916)
+ 1946 – Suzanne Somers, American actress and producer
+ 1958 – Tim Robbins, American actor, director, and screenwriter