Events that occurred on 16 July.
 On Earth
- 1919 - J.R.R. Tolkien is officially demobilized.
- 1924 - J.R.R. Tolkien is appointed Professor of English Language at the University of Leeds.
- 1940 - Beowulf and the Finnsburg Fragment, with contributions from J.R.R. Tolkien, is published.
- 1959 - Voice actor Bob Joles is born.
- 1964 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 257.
- 1969 - Royd Tolkien is born.
- 1986 - Actor Calum Gittins is born.
- 1998 - Mythcon 29 in Wheaton, Illinois.
- 2004 - The Lord of the Rings Symphony in Seattle, Washington.
- 2006 - Tolkien Thing VIII in Diez, Germany.
- 2010 - Tolkien Thing 2010 in Bad Hersfeld, Germany.
- 2010 - Mythcon 41 in Dallas, Texas.
- 2011 - Tolkien Thing 2011 in Breuberg, Germany.
- 2011 - Mythcon 42 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.