Today in History - History - February 16th

← Jan Mar → February

All Categories | Historical Events | Famous Birthdays | Deaths | Weddings | Divorces

Hop to:
Notable Historical Events for February 16th

1953Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet, later awarded the Air medal

1958Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

1968Elvis Presley receives gold record for "How Great Thou Art"

1862Ft Donelson captured by General Ulysses S. Grant (1,400 confederates surrender)

1972Wilt Chamberlain hit 30,000 point mark during a game with Phoenix Suns

1641English king Charles I accepts Triennial Act

1959Fidel Castro names himself Cuba's premier after overthrowing Batista

1989Roger Clemens, Red Sox pitcher signs $7.5M-3 year contract

1952Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, 77, retires; Pirates retire his #33

2005The UK version of "The Apprentice" with British business magnate Alan Sugar premieres on the BBC

February 16th Historical Events
Date Event
Notable Birthdays on February 16th

1942Kim Jong-il, Supreme Leader of North Korea (1994-2011) [disputed birthdate, 1941]

1959John McEnroe, Wiesbaden, Germany, American tennis great (US Open 1979-81, 84 Wimb 1981, 83, 84)

February 16th Birthdays
Date Event
Notable Weddings on February 16th

1784American Revolutionary War patriot Ethan Allen (46) weds second wife Frances Montresor Brush Buchanan

1969Country singer Tammy Wynette (26) weds musician George Jones (37)

1734Jurist William Allen (29) weds Margaret Hamilton

1867Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (52) weds Agnes Bernard (30) at St George's Church in Hanover Square, London

1948Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (41) weds actress Laraine Day (27) in Santa Monica, California

1974MLB player Mike Schmidt (24) weds Donna Wightman

1967Hairdresser and businessman Vidal Sassoon (39) weds actress Beverly Adams (21)

1955Playwright Brendan Behan (32) weds Beatrice Salkeld at Donnybrook Church in Dublin, Ireland

February 16th Weddings
Date Event
Notable Divorces on February 16th

1982Lee Majors & Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce

1989Jane Fonda & Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage

February 16th Divorces
Date Event
Notable Deaths on February 16th

2013Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies at 72

1990Keith Haring, American graffiti artist (brilliant baby), dies of AIDS at 31

February 16th Deaths
Date Event
Keep in touch with us:
beta testing:

nothing here now


Today in history calendar
January 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31