February 16 Holidays, Events & Observances

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February 16 holidays, events, national day around the world. These are February 16 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; February 16 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on February 16.

February 16 holidays and observances
February 16 Holidays and Observances

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in February, international holidays in February 16, national days in February 16. Some major February 16 national day and International holidays list in February calendar.

There’s a myriad of holidays and observances to explore from worldwide celebrations, national holidays, remembrance days, minor holidays, lesser known festivals, and special ancient celebrations. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore February 16 holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering, all from our comprehensive list of February 16 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have accumulated the long list of observances in February 16, notable events, national day in February 16, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on February 16 annually.

Month of February

February was named after the Roman god Februus. But, the word February comes from the Roman festival of purification called Februa, during which people were ritually washed. In this case, the god was named after the festival, not the other way around.

Before we adopted the Latin name for our second month, Old English used much more vibrant names to describe the month now known as February. The most common Old English name was Solmonath, which literally means “mud month.”

February is the last winter month in the Northern Hemisphere, and the last summer month in the Southern Hemisphere. February is the second month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It has 28 days years except on leap years when there are 29 days.

Holidays in February

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word may refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

Meanwhile few of holidays in February are:

February 16 holidays and observances
February 16 Holidays and Observances

February 16 Holidays, National Day

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

Events

Pre-1600

  • 1249 – Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khagan of the Mongol Empire.
  • 1270 – Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeats the Livonian Order in the Battle of Karuse.

1601–1900

  • 1630 – Dutch forces led by Hendrick Lonck capture Olinda in what was to become part of Dutch Brazil.
  • 1646 – Battle of Torrington, Devon: The last major battle of the first English Civil War.
  • 1699 – First Leopoldine Diploma is issued by the Holy Roman Emperor, recognizing the Greek Catholic clergy enjoyed the same privileges as Roman Catholic priests in the Principality of Transylvania.
  • 1742 – Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, becomes British Prime Minister.
  • 1796 – Colombo in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) falls to the British, completing their invasion of Ceylon.
  • 1804 – First Barbary War: Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held frigate USS Philadelphia.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
  • 1866 – Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes British Secretary of State for War.
  • 1881 – The Canadian Pacific Railway is incorporated by Act of Parliament at Ottawa (44th Vic., c.1).
  • 1899 – Iceland’s first football club, Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur, is founded.

1901–present

  • 1918 – The Council of Lithuania unanimously adopts the Act of Independence, declaring Lithuania an independent state.
  • 1923 – Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
  • 1930 – The Romanian Football Federation joins FIFA.
  • 1934 – The Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republikanischer Schutzbund.
  • 1936 – The Popular Front wins the 1936 Spanish general election.
  • 1937 – Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.
  • 1940 – World War II: Altmark incident: The German tanker Altmark is boarded by sailors from the British destroyer HMS Cossack. 299 British prisoners are freed.
  • 1942 – World War II: In Athens, the Greek People’s Liberation Army is established
  • 1943 – World War II: In the early phases of the Third Battle of Kharkov, Red Army troops re-enter the city.
  • 1945 – World War II: American forces land on Corregidor Island in the Philippines.
  • 1945 – The Alaska Equal Rights Act of 1945, the first anti-discrimination law in the United States, was signed into law.
  • 1959 – Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.
  • 1960 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail from New London, Connecticut, to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.
  • 1961 – Explorer program: Explorer 9 (S-56a) is launched.
  • 1962 – Flooding in the coastal areas of West Germany kills 315 and destroys the homes of about 60,000 people.
  • 1968 – In Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service.
  • 1978 – The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago).
  • 1983 – The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia kill 75.
  • 1985 – Hezbollah is founded.
  • 1986 – The Soviet liner MS Mikhail Lermontov runs aground in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.
  • 1986 – China Airlines Flight 2265 crashes into the Pacific Ocean near Penghu Airport in Taiwan, killing all 13 aboard.
  • 1986 – The first game of The Legend of Zelda game franchise is released on the Family Computer Network System (Famicom) in Japan.
  • 1991 – Nicaraguan Contras leader Enrique Bermúdez is assassinated in Managua.
  • 1996 – A Chicago-bound Amtrak train, the Capitol Limited, collides with a MARC commuter train bound for Washington, D.C., killing 11 people.
  • 1998 – China Airlines Flight 676 crashes into a road and residential area near Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taiwan, killing all 196 aboard and seven more on the ground.
  • 2005 – The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.
  • 2005 – The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004–05 regular season and playoffs.
  • 2006 – The last Mobile army surgical hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.
  • 2013 – A bomb blast at a market in Hazara Town, Quetta, Pakistan kills more than 80 people and injures 190 others.
  • 2021 – 5,000 people gathered in the town of Kherrata, Bejaia Province to mark the two year anniversary of the Hirak protest movement. Demonstrations had been suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic in Algeria.
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Birthdays

Pre-1600

  • 1222 – Nichiren, founder of Nichiren Buddhism (d. 1282)
  • 1304 – Jayaatu Khan Tugh Temür, Chinese emperor (d. 1332)
  • 1331 – Coluccio Salutati, Italian political leader (d. 1406)
  • 1419 – John I, Duke of Cleves (d. 1481)
  • 1470 – Eric I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1540)
  • 1471 – Krishnadevaraya, emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire (d. 1529)
  • 1497 – Philip Melanchthon, German astronomer, theologian, and academic (d. 1560)
  • 1514 – Georg Joachim Rheticus, Austrian cartographer and instrument maker (d. 1574)
  • 1519 – Gaspard II de Coligny, French admiral (d. 1572)
  • 1543 – Kanō Eitoku, Japanese painter and educator (d. 1590)

1601–1900

  • 1620 – Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1688)
  • 1643 – John Sharp, English archbishop (d. 1714)
  • 1698 – Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician, geophysicist, and astronomer (d. 1758)
  • 1727 – Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian botanist, chemist, and mycologist (d. 1817)
  • 1740 – Giambattista Bodoni, Italian publisher and engraver (d. 1813)
  • 1761 – Jean-Charles Pichegru, French general (d. 1804)
  • 1774 – Pierre Rode, French violinist and composer (d. 1830)
  • 1786 – Maria Pavlovna, Russian Grand Duchess (d. 1859)
  • 1802 – Phineas Quimby, American mystic and philosopher (d. 1866)
  • 1804 – Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist and zoologist (d. 1885)
  • 1812 – Henry Wilson, American colonel and politician, 18th Vice President of the United States (d. 1875)
  • 1821 – Heinrich Barth, German explorer and scholar (d. 1865)
  • 1822 – Francis Galton, English biologist and statistician (d. 1911)
  • 1824 – Peter Kosler, Slovenian lawyer, geographer, and cartographer (d. 1879)
  • 1826 – Joseph Victor von Scheffel, German poet and author (d. 1886)
  • 1830 – Lars Hertervig, Norwegian painter (d. 1902)
  • 1831 – Nikolai Leskov, Russian author, playwright, and journalist (d. 1895)
  • 1834 – Ernst Haeckel, German biologist, physician, and philosopher (d. 1919)
  • 1838 – Henry Adams, American journalist, historian, and author (d. 1918)
  • 1841 – Armand Guillaumin, French painter (d. 1927)
  • 1843 – Henry M. Leland, American engineer and businessman, founded Cadillac and Lincoln (d. 1932)
  • 1845 – George Kennan, American journalist and explorer (d. 1924)
  • 1848 – Hugo de Vries, Dutch botanist, geneticist, and academic (d. 1935)
  • 1848 – Octave Mirbeau, French journalist, novelist, and playwright (d. 1917)
  • 1856 – Ossian Everett Mills, American academic, founded Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (d. 1920)
  • 1866 – Billy Hamilton, American baseball player and manager (d. 1940)
  • 1868 – Edward S. Curtis, American ethnologist and photographer (d. 1952)
  • 1873 – Radoje Domanović, Serbian journalist and author (d. 1908)
  • 1876 – G. M. Trevelyan, English historian and academic (d. 1962)
  • 1878 – Pamela Colman Smith, English occultist and illustrator (d. 1951)
  • 1878 – James Colosimo, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1920)
  • 1884 – Robert J. Flaherty, American director and producer (d. 1951)
  • 1886 – Andy Ducat, English international footballer, manager and cricketer (d. 1942)
  • 1887 – Kathleen Clifford, American actress (d. 1962)
  • 1891 – Hans F. K. Günther, German eugenicist and academic (d. 1968)
  • 1893 – Katharine Cornell, American actress and producer (d. 1974)
  • 1896 – Eugénie Blanchard, French super-centenarian (d. 2010)

1901–present

  • 1901 – Wayne King, American singer-songwriter and conductor (d. 1985)
  • 1901 – Chester Morris, American actor (d. 1970)
  • 1902 – Cyril Vincent, South African cricketer (d. 1968)
  • 1903 – Edgar Bergen, American ventriloquist and actor (d. 1978)
  • 1904 – James Baskett, African-American actor and singer (d. 1948)
  • 1904 – George F. Kennan, American historian and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union (d. 2005)
  • 1905 – Henrietta Barnett, British Women’s Royal Air Force officer (d. 1985)
  • 1906 – Vera Menchik, British-Czechoslovak-Russian chess player (d. 1944)
  • 1909 – Hugh Beaumont, American actor and director (d. 1982)
  • 1909 – Richard McDonald, American businessman, co-founded McDonald’s (d. 1998)
  • 1914 – Jimmy Wakely, American country music singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1982)
  • 1916 – Bill Doggett, African-American pianist and composer (d. 1996)
  • 1919 – Georges Ulmer, Danish-French actor and composer (d. 1989)
  • 1920 – Anna Mae Hays, American general (d. 2018)
  • 1921 – Vera-Ellen, German-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1981)
  • 1921 – Jean Behra, French race car driver (d. 1959)
  • 1921 – John Galbraith Graham, English priest and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1922 – Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, German soldier and pilot (d. 1950)
  • 1923 – Samuel Willenberg, Polish-Israeli sculptor and painter (d. 2016)
  • 1926 – Margot Frank, German-Dutch holocaust victim (d. 1945)
  • 1926 – John Schlesinger, English actor and director (d. 2003)
  • 1927 – June Brown, English actress
  • 1929 – Gerhard Hanappi, Austrian footballer and architect (d. 1980)
  • 1929 – Peter Porter, Australian-English poet and educator (d. 2010)
  • 1931 – Otis Blackwell, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2002)
  • 1931 – Ken Takakura, Japanese actor and singer (d. 2014)
  • 1932 – Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Sierra Leonean economist, lawyer, and politician, 3rd President of Sierra Leone (d. 2014)
  • 1932 – Gretchen Wyler, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2007)
  • 1934 – August Coppola, American author and academic (d. 2009)
  • 1934 – Marlene Hagge, American golfer
  • 1935 – Brian Bedford, English-American actor and director (d. 2016)
  • 1935 – Sonny Bono, American actor, singer, and politician (d. 1998)
  • 1935 – Stephen Gaskin, American activist, co-founded The Farm (d. 2014)
  • 1935 – Bradford Parkinson, American colonel and engineer
  • 1935 – Kenneth Price, American painter and sculptor (d. 2012)
  • 1937 – Paul Bailey, British novelist, critic, and biographer
  • 1937 – Yuri Manin, Russian-German mathematician and academic
  • 1938 – John Corigliano, American composer and academic
  • 1939 – Adolfo Azcuna, Filipino lawyer and judge
  • 1940 – Hannelore Schmatz, German mountaineer (d. 1979)
  • 1941 – Kim Jong-il, North Korean commander and politician, 2nd Supreme Leader of North Korea (d. 2011)
  • 1942 – Richard Williams, American tennis player and coach
  • 1944 – Glyn Davies, Welsh farmer and politician
  • 1944 – Richard Ford, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1944 – António Mascarenhas Monteiro, Cape Verdean politician, 2nd President of Cape Verde (d. 2016)
  • 1947 – Jaroslav Kubera, Czech politician (d. 2020)
  • 1948 – Kaiketsu Masateru, Japanese sumo wrestler and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1949 – Bob O’Reilly, Australian rugby league player
  • 1950 – Peter Hain, Welsh politician, Secretary of State for Wales
  • 1951 – Barry Foote, American baseball player and coach
  • 1952 – Peter Kitchen, English footballer
  • 1952 – James Ingram, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2019)
  • 1953 – John Bradbury, English drummer, songwriter, and producer (d. 2015)
  • 1953 – Lanny McDonald, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
  • 1953 – Roberta Williams, American video game designer, co-founded Sierra Entertainment
  • 1954 – Iain Banks, Scottish author and playwright (d. 2013)
  • 1954 – Margaux Hemingway, American model and actress (d. 1996)
  • 1954 – Michael Holding, Jamaican cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1956 – Vincent Ward, New Zealand director and screenwriter
  • 1957 – LeVar Burton, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1958 – Natalie Angier, American author
  • 1958 – Ice-T, American rapper and actor
  • 1958 – Oscar Schmidt, Brazilian basketball player
  • 1958 – Herb Williams, American basketball player and coach
  • 1959 – John McEnroe, American tennis player and sportscaster
  • 1959 – Kelly Tripucka, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1960 – Pete Willis, English guitarist and songwriter
  • 1961 – Des Hasler, Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1961 – Liu Kang, Chinese footballer and manager (d. 2013)
  • 1961 – Niko Nirvi, Finnish journalist
  • 1961 – Andy Taylor, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1962 – John Balance, English singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1964 – Bebeto, Brazilian footballer and manager
  • 1964 – Christopher Eccleston, English actor
  • 1965 – Dave Lombardo, Cuban-American drummer
  • 1967 – Keith Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1968 – Warren Ellis, English author and screenwriter
  • 1970 – Angelo Peruzzi, Italian footballer and manager
  • 1971 – Michael Avenatti, American attorney and pundit
  • 1971 – Craig Laundy, Australian politician
  • 1972 – Jerome Bettis, American football player
  • 1972 – Zoran Čampara, Bosnian football player
  • 1972 – Sarah Clarke, American actress
  • 1972 – Naomi Nishida, Japanese actress
  • 1972 – Darrell Trindall, Australian rugby league player
  • 1973 – Cathy Freeman, Australian sprinter
  • 1974 – Mahershala Ali, American actor
  • 1974 – José Dominguez, Portuguese international footballer and manager
  • 1976 – Eric Byrnes, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1976 – Kyo, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1977 – Ian Clarke, Irish-American computer scientist, founded Freenet
  • 1977 – Ahman Green, American football player
  • 1978 – Tia Hellebaut, Belgian high jumper and chemist
  • 1978 – Wasim Jaffer, Indian cricketer
  • 1978 – John Tartaglia, American actor, singer, and puppeteer
  • 1979 – Stéphane Dalmat, French footballer
  • 1979 – Eric Mun, American-South Korean singer and actor
  • 1979 – Valentino Rossi, Italian motorcycle racer
  • 1980 – Longineu W. Parsons III, French-American drummer
  • 1981 – Jay Howard, English race car driver
  • 1981 – Susanna Kallur, Swedish athlete
  • 1981 – Jerry Owens, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Qyntel Woods, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Aleksandr Dmitrijev, Estonian footballer
  • 1982 – Rickie Lambert, English footballer
  • 1982 – Lupe Fiasco, American rapper
  • 1983 – Agyness Deyn, English model, actress, and singer
  • 1984 – Sofia Arvidsson, Swedish tennis player
  • 1984 – Oussama Mellouli, Tunisian swimmer
  • 1985 – Simon Francis, English footballer
  • 1985 – Stacy Lewis, American golfer
  • 1985 – Ron Vlaar, Dutch footballer
  • 1986 – Diego Godín, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1987 – Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2008)
  • 1987 – Theresa Goh, Singaporean swimmer
  • 1987 – Hasheem Thabeet, Tanzanian basketball player
  • 1988 – Diego Capel, Spanish footballer
  • 1988 – Zhang Jike, Chinese table tennis player
  • 1988 – Denílson Pereira Neves, Brazilian footballer
  • 1988 – Andrea Ranocchia, Italian footballer
  • 1988 – Kim Soo-hyun, South Korean actor and singer
  • 1989 – Elizabeth Olsen, American actress
  • 1990 – Dunamis Lui, Australian-Samoan rugby league player
  • 1990 – The Weeknd, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1991 – Sergio Canales, Spanish footballer
  • 1992 – Nicolai Boilesen, Danish footballer
  • 1992 – Zsófia Susányi, Hungarian tennis player
  • 1994 – Annika Beck, German tennis player
  • 1994 – Federico Bernardeschi, Italian footballer
  • 1994 – Ava Max, American singer and songwriter
  • 1995 – Katy Dunne, English tennis player
  • 1995 – Carina Witthöft, German tennis player
  • 2000 – Koffee, Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter and rapper
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Deaths

Pre-1600

  • 549 – Zhu Yi, Chinese general (b. 483)
  • 902 – Mary the Younger, Byzantine saint (b. 875)
  • 1184 – Richard of Dover, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1247 – Henry Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204)
  • 1279 – Afonso III of Portugal (b. 1210)
  • 1281 – Gertrude of Hohenberg, queen consort of Germany (b. c.1225)
  • 1390 – Rupert I, Elector Palatine (b. 1309)
  • 1391 – John V Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1332)
  • 1531 – Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452)
  • 1560 – Jean du Bellay, French cardinal and diplomat (b. 1493)
  • 1579 – Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, Spanish explorer (b. 1509)

1601–1900

  • 1645 – Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general and politician, 24th Governor of the Duchy of Milan (b. 1585)
  • 1710 – Esprit Fléchier, French bishop and author (b. 1632)
  • 1721 – James Craggs the Younger, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1686)
  • 1754 – Richard Mead, English physician (b. 1673)
  • 1820 – Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish general (b. 1758)
  • 1862 – William Pennington American lawyer and politician, 13th Governor of New Jersey, 23rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1796)
  • 1898 – Thomas Bracken, Irish-New Zealand journalist, poet, and politician (b. 1843)
  • 1899 – Félix Faure, French merchant and politician, 7th President of France (b. 1841)

1901–present

  • 1907 – Giosuè Carducci, Italian poet and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1835)
  • 1912 – Nicholas of Japan, Russian-Japanese monk and saint (b. 1836)
  • 1917 – Octave Mirbeau, French journalist, novelist, and playwright (b. 1848)
  • 1919 – Vera Kholodnaya, Ukrainian actress (b. 1893)
  • 1928 – Eddie Foy Sr., American actor and dancer (b. 1856)
  • 1932 – Ferdinand Buisson, French academic and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1841)
  • 1932 – Edgar Speyer, American-English financier and philanthropist (b. 1862)
  • 1944 – Dadasaheb Phalke, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1870)
  • 1957 – Josef Hofmann, Polish-American pianist and composer (b. 1876)
  • 1961 – Dazzy Vance, American baseball player (b. 1891)
  • 1967 – Smiley Burnette, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1911)
  • 1974 – John Garand, Canadian-American engineer, designed the M1 Garand Rifle(b. 1888)
  • 1975 – Morgan Taylor, American hurdler and coach (b. 1903)
  • 1977 – Janani Luwum, bishop, Church of Uganda, martyr (b. c.1922)
  • 1977 – Rózsa Péter, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1905)
  • 1980 – Erich Hückel, German physicist and chemist (b. 1895)
  • 1984 – M. A. G. Osmani, Bangladeshi general (b. 1918)
  • 1990 – Keith Haring, American painter and activist (b. 1958)
  • 1991 – Enrique Bermúdez, Nicaraguan lieutenant and engineer (b. 1932)
  • 1992 – Angela Carter, English novelist, short story writer (b. 1940)
  • 1992 – Jânio Quadros, Brazilian politician, 22nd President of Brazil (b. 1917)
  • 1992 – Herman Wold, Norwegian-Swedish economist and statistician (b. 1908)
  • 1996 – Roberto Aizenberg, Argentinian painter and sculptor (b. 1922)
  • 1996 – Roger Bowen, American actor and author (b. 1932)
  • 1996 – Pat Brown, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Governor of California (b. 1905)
  • 1996 – Brownie McGhee, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1915)
  • 1997 – Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American physicist and academic (b. 1912)
  • 1998 – Mary Amdur, American toxicologist and public health researcher (b. 1908)
  • 1998 – Sheu Yuan-dong, Taiwanese politician (b. 1927)
  • 2000 – Marceline Day, American actress (b. 1908)
  • 2000 – Lila Kedrova, Russian-French actress and singer
  • 2000 – Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-American businessman, founded PING (b. 1911)
  • 2001 – Howard W. Koch, American director and producer (b. 1916)
  • 2001 – William Masters, American gynecologist and sexologist (b. 1915)
  • 2002 – Walter Winterbottom, English footballer and manager (b. 1913)
  • 2003 – Rusty Magee, American actor and composer (b. 1955)
  • 2004 – Doris Troy, American singer-songwriter (b. 1937)
  • 2006 – Johnny Grunge, American wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 2006 – Ernie Stautner, German-American football player and coach (b. 1925)
  • 2009 – Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, South Korean cardinal (b. 1921)
  • 2011 – Len Lesser, American actor (b. 1922)
  • 2011 – Justinas Marcinkevičius, Lithuanian poet and playwright (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Gary Carter, American baseball player and coach (b. 1954)
  • 2012 – Elyse Knox, American model, actress, and fashion designer (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – John Macionis, American swimmer and lieutenant (b. 1916)
  • 2012 – Anthony Shadid, American journalist (b. 1968)
  • 2013 – Colin Edwards, Guyanese footballer (b. 1991)
  • 2013 – Grigory Pomerants, Russian philosopher and author (b. 1918)
  • 2013 – Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1940)
  • 2014 – Ken Farragut, American football player (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Gert Krawinkel, German guitarist (b. 1947)
  • 2014 – Michael Shea, American author (b. 1946)
  • 2015 – Lasse Braun, Algerian-Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2015 – Lesley Gore, American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
  • 2015 – R. R. Patil, Indian lawyer and politician, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra (b. 1957)
  • 2015 – Lorena Rojas, Mexican actress and singer (b. 1971)
  • 2016 – Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian politician and diplomat, 6th Secretary-General of the United Nations (b. 1922)
  • 2019 – Bruno Ganz, Swiss actor (b. 1941)
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Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Abda of Edessa
    • Elias and companions
    • Juliana of Nicomedia (Catholic Church)
    • Onesimus
    • Charles Todd Quintard (Episcopal Church (USA))
    • February 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Day of the Shining Star (Kim Jong-il’s Birthday) (North Korea)
  • Restoration of Lithuania’s Statehood Day, celebrate the independence of Lithuania from Russia and Germany in 1918 (Lithuania)
  • Elizabeth Peratrovich Day (Alaska)
  • BBC: On This Day
  • The New York Times: On This Day
  • Historical Events on February 16
  • Today in Canadian History

February 16 Day, the conclusion

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