December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. It is preceded by December 15, and succeeded by December 17. Following December 16, there are 15 days in the year.
Blavatsky's Gem of the Day
"Depend not upon external supports, nor beg your tranquility of another. In a word, never throw away your legs to stand upon crutches."
- 1866 – Wassily Kandinsky, Russian artist in nonobjective movement and Bauhaus School; friend of Paul Klee (d. December 13, 1944).
- 1875 – Curuppumullage Jinarājadāsa, Sri Lankan Theosophist who became the fourth International President of the Theosophical Society (Adyar), serving from 1945-1953. (d. June 18, 1953)
- 1889 – Dr. Seth Pancoast, Philadelphia Quaker physician and occultist who was one of the Founders of the Theosophical Society (b. July 28, 1823)
Holidays and observances
- None listed for this date.