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February 16th

February 16th is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 318 days remaining until the end of the year (319 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 16th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 16th

1222 Nichiren (founder of Nichiren Buddhism)

1822 Francis Dalton (biologist, statistician)

1834 Ernst Haeckel (biologist, physician, philosopher)

1848 Hugo de Vries (botanist)

1909 Richard McDonald (co-founder of McDonald's)

1926 John Schlesinger (film director)

1927 June Brown (actress)

1935 Sonny Bono (singer, music producer, TV producer, US Congressman)

1941 Kim Jong-il (North Korean leader 1994-2011)

1946 Ian Lavender (actor)

1950 Peter Hain (British politician)

1952 James Ingram (singer-songwriter, record producer, instrumentalist)

1954 Iain Banks (author)

1957 LeVar Burton (actor)

1958 Ice-T (rapper, actor)

1959 John McEnroe (tennis player)

John McEnroe

1961 Andy Taylor (guitarist)

1964 Christopher Eccleston (actor - 9th Doctor Who)

1971 Amanda Holden (actress)

1988 Kim+Soo-hyun (actor)

Kim Soo-hyun

February 16th in History

1646 Parliamentarians defeat Royalists in the Battle of Torrington, the last major battle of the English Civil War.

1796 British capture Columbo, completing their conquest of Ceylon.

1874 Silver Dollar becomes legal tender in the United States.

1881 Canadian Pacific Railway incorporated.

1918 Lithuania declares independence from both Russia and Germany.

1923 Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt.


1937 Wallace Carothers receives a US patent for nylon.

1959 Fidel Castro becomes Prime Minister of Cuba.

Fidel Castro

1960 The US Navy submarine USS Triton sets off on the first submerged circumnavigation of the world.
1968 First 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service in Alabama.

1985 Hezbollah founded.

1987 Trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of being concentration camp guard "Ivan the Terrible", begins in Jerusalem.

2005 National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs.

2005 Russia ratifies the Kyoto Protocol and the treaty comes into effect.

}2006} The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the US Army.

February 16th is also

Independence Day (Lithuania)

Kyoto Protocol Day


People born on February 16th are Aquarius


Aquarius Information: Aquarius Links:

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