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February 16 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 16th:
February 16th - Deaths:
1247 – Heinrich Raspe - Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204)
1279 – King Afonso III of Portugal (b. 1210)
1391 – John V Palaeologus - Byzantine Emperor (b. 1332)
1531 – Johannes Stöffler - German mathematician & astronomer (b. 1452)
1560 – Jean du Bellay - French Catholic cardinal & diplomat
1710 – Esprit Fléchier - French writer & Bishop of Nîmes (b. 1632)
1721 – James Craggs the Younger - English politician (b. 1686)
1754 – Richard Mead - English physician (b. 1673)
1820 – Georg Carl von Döbeln - Swedish Lieutenant General & war hero (b. 1758)
1844 – Joseph Crosfield - English soap & alkali manufacturer (b. 1792)
1898 – Thomas Bracken - New Zealand poet (b. 1843)
1899 – Félix Faure - President of France (b. 1841)
1907 – Giosuè Carducci - Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1835)
1912 – St. Nikolai of Japan - Eastern Orthodox priest (b. 1836)
1917 – Octave Mirbeau - French writer (b. 1848)
1919 – Vera Kholodnaya - Russian film star (b. 1893)
1928 – Eddie Foy - American singer & dancer (b. 1856)
1932 – Ferdinand Buisson - French pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1841)
1932 – Sir Edgar Speyer - American-born British financier & philanthropist (b. 1862)
1967 – Antonio Moreno - Spanish-born actor (b. 1887)
1967 – Smiley Burnette - American actor, singer & songwriter (b. 1911)
1974 – John Garand - Canadian rifle engineer & manufacturer (b. 1888)
1975 – Morgan Taylor - American athlete (b. 1903)
1975 – Norman Treigle - American bass-baritone (b. 1927)
1977 – Carlos Pellicer - Mexican poet (b. 1897)
1978 – E. Roland Harriman - American financier (b. 1895)
1979 – Nematollah Nassiri - executed Iran general/head of SAVAK (b. 1911)
1980 – Erich Hückel - German physicist (b. 1895)
1984 – M.A.G. Osmani - Supreme Commander of Bangladesh Forces during the Bangladesh Liberation War (b. 1918)
1986 – Howard Da Silva - American actor (b. 1909)
1988 – Jean Carignan - French Canadian fiddler (b. 1916)
1990 – Keith Haring - American artist (b. 1958)
1991 – Enrique Bermúdez - Nicaraguan Contra leader (b. 1932)
1992 – Angela Carter - English writer (b. 1940)
1992 – Jânio Quadros - Brazilian politician (b. 1917)
1992 – Herman Wold - Swedish statistician (b. 1908)
1996 – Roger Bowen - American actor (b. 1932)
1996 – Edmund G. Brown - Governor of California (b. 1905)
1996 – Brownie McGhee - American singer (b. 1915)
1997 – Chien-Shiung Wu - Chinese-American physicist (b. 1912)
1999 – Michael Larson - Press Your Luck Big-winning contestant (b. 1949)
2000 – Marceline Day - American actress (b. 1908)
2000 – Karsten Solheim - Norwegian-born engineer & inventor (b. 1911)
2000 – Lila Kedrova - Russian-born actress (b. 1918)
2001 – Bob Buhl - baseball player (b. 1928)
2001 – Howard W. Koch - American film director (b. 1916)
2001 – William Masters - American gynecologist & sexologist (b. 1915)
2002 – Walter Winterbottom - England football manager (b. 1913)
2003 – Rusty Magee - American composer (b. 1955)
2003 – Eleanor "Sis" Daley - wife of Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley (b. 1907)
2004 – Shirley Strickland - Australian athlete (b. 1925)
2004 – Doris Troy - American singer (b. 1937)
2005 – Nicole DeHuff - American actress (pneumonia) (b. 1975)
2005 – Queen Narriman - second & last wife of King Farouk & mother of their only child King Fuad II (b. 1933)
2006 – Johnny Grunge - American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
2006 – Ernie Stautner - German-born American football player (b. 1925)
2009 – Stephen Cardinal Kim Sou-hwan - Korean Cardinal, Protopriest of the Holy Roman Church (b. 1921)
2010 – Wan Chi Keung - Hong Kong soccer player & actor. (b. 1956)


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February 16 - Births

Calendar Date February 16th:
February 16th - Births:
1032 – Emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)
1222 – Nichiren Daishonin - Japanese founder of Nichiren Buddhism (d. 1282)
1497 – Philipp Melanchthon - German humanist & reformer (d. 1560)
1519 – Gaspard de Coligny - French Huguenot leader (d. 1572)
1543 – Kano Eitoku - Japanese painter (d. 1590)
1620 – Friedrich Wilhelm I of Brandenburg - Duke of Prussia (d. 1688)
1643 – John Sharp - English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)
1698 – Pierre Bouguer - French mathematician (d. 1758)
1727 – Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin - Austrian scientist (d. 1817)
1761 – Charles Pichegru - French general (d. 1804)
1786 – Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1859)
1802 – Phineas Parkhurst Quimby - American philosopher (d. 1866)
1804 – Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold - German physiologist (d. 1885)
1812 – Henry Wilson - American politician 18th Vice President of the United States (d. 1875)
1821 – Heinrich Barth - German explorer (d. 1865)
1822 – Sir Francis Galton - English explorer & biologist (d. 1911)
1824 – Peter Kozler - Slovenian cartographer & geographer (d. 1879)
1826 – Julia Grant - First Lady of the United States (d. 1902)
1826 – Joseph Victor von Scheffel - German poet (d. 1886)
1831 – Nikolai Leskov - Russian writer (d. 1895)
1834 – Ernst Haeckel - German zoologist & philosopher (d. 1919)
1838 – Henry Adams - American historian & novelist (d. 1918)
1845 – George Kennan - American explorer (d. 1924)
1847 – Philipp Scharwenka - Polish-German composer (d. 1917)
1848 – Hugo de Vries - Dutch botanist (d. 1935)
1856 – Rudolph Karstadt - German entrepreneur (d. 1944)
1856 – Willem Kes - Dutch conductor (d. 1934)
1866 – Billy Hamilton - American baseball player (d. 1940)
1866 – Vyacheslav Ivanov - Russian poet (d. 1949)
1874 – Marie Gutheil-Schoder - German soprano (d. 1935)
1876 – George Macaulay Trevelyan - English historian (d. 1962)
1878 – Pamela Colman Smith - artist, writer, designer of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck of tarot cards (d. 1951)
1880 – Frank Burke - American baseball player (d. 1946)
1883 – Elizabeth Craig - British writer (d. 1980)
1884 – Robert J. Flaherty - American filmmaker (d. 1951)
1886 – Van Wyck Brooks - American historian & critic (d. 1963)
1887 – Kathleen Clifford - American actress (d. 1962)
1891 – Hans F. K. Günther - German eugenicist (d. 1967)
1896 – Eugénie Blanchard - French supercentenarian
1898 – Katharine Cornell - American actress (d. 1974)
1901 – Vincent Coleman - American actor (d. 1971)
1901 – Wayne King - American musician & orchestra leader (d. 1985)
1901 – Chester Morris - American film actor (d. 1970)
1903 – Edgar Bergen - American ventriloquist (d. 1978)
1903 – George-Henri Lévesque - Quebec priest & sociologist (d. 2000)
1904 – George F. Kennan - American historian, diplomat & political policy-maker (d. 2005)
1906 – Vera Menchik - British-Czech chess player, the first Women's World Champion in chess (d. 1944)
1909 – Hugh Beaumont - American actor (d. 1982)
1909 – Jeffrey Lynn - American actor (d. 1995)
1909 – Richard McDonald - American fast food pioneer (d. 1998)
1915 – Jim O'Hora - American college football coach (d. 2005)
1915 – Elisabeth Eybers - South African poet (d. 2007)
1915 – Michael Relph - British film producer & director (d. 2004)
1916 – Bill Doggett - American jazz & rhythm & blues pianist & organist (d. 1996)
1918 – Patty Andrews - American singer
1920 – Anna Mae Hays - American army general
1921 – Jean Behra - French Formula One driver (d. 1959)
1921 – Araucaria - British crossword compiler
1921 – Vera-Ellen - American actress (d. 1981)
1922 – Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer - German night fighter pilot (d. 1950)
1925 – Carlos Paredes - Portuguese guitar master (d. 2004)
1926 – John Schlesinger - English film director (d. 2003)
1926 – Margot Frank - German-born Dutch Jewish holocaust victim (d. 1945)
1927 – June Brown - British actress
1929 – Gerhard Hanappi - Austrian footballer (d. 1980)
1931 – George E. Sangmeister - American politician (d. 2007)
1931 – Ken Takakura - Japanese actor
1932 – Gretchen Wyler - American actress & dancer (d. 2007)
1932 – Otis Blackwell - American songwriter & singer (d. 2002)
1932 – Harry Goz - American actor (d. 2003)
1932 – Ahmad Tejan Kabbah - President of Sierra Leone
1934 – Herbie & Harold Kalin - American singers
1934 – Marlene Hagge - American professional golfer
1935 – Sonny Bono - American entertainer & U.S. Congressman (d. 1998)
1936 – Jill Kinmont - American skier
1937 – Yuri Manin - Russian mathematician
1938 – John Corigliano - American composer
1938 – Barry Primus - American actor
1939 – Czesław Niemen - Polish singer-songwriter & composer (d. 2004)
1939 – Adolfo Azcuna - Filipino Supreme Court jurist
1941 – Kim Jong-il - North Korean leader
1943 – Brig Owens - American football player
1944 – Richard Ford - American novelist
1944 – António Mascarenhas Monteiro - 2nd President of Cape Verde
1945 – Jeremy Bulloch - English actor
1946 – Ian Lavender - English actor
1948 – Eckhart Tolle - Author & spiritual teacher
1950 – Peter Hain - British politician
1950 – Kazuki Tomokawa - Japanese acid-folk singer
1950 – Roman Tam - Hong Kong singer (d. 2002)
1951 – William Katt - American actor
1952 – Barry Foote - American baseball player
1953 – George Martin - English footballer
1953 – Lanny McDonald - Canadian ice hockey player
1953 – Roberta Williams - computer game designer
1954 – Michael Holding - Jamaican West Indies cricketer
1954 – Iain Banks - Scottish author
1954 – Margaux Hemingway - American actress & model (d. 1996)
1955 – Hunt Block - American actor
1956 – James Ingram - American singer
1956 – Vincent Ward - New Zealand director & screenwriter
1957 – LeVar Burton - American actor
1958 – Natalie Angier - American journalist & author
1958 – Ice-T - American rapper & actor
1958 – Lisa Loring - American actress
1958 – Oscar Schmidt - Brazilian basketball player
1958 – Herb Williams - American basketball player & coach
1958 – Michael W. Burns - American politician
1959 – John McEnroe - American tennis player
1959 – Kelly Tripucka - American basketball player
1960 – Pete Willis - English guitarist (Def Leppard)
1960 – Cherie Chung - Hong Kong actress
1961 – Andy Taylor - English musician (Duran Duran, The Power Station)
1961 – Eric Red - American screenwriter & director
1962 – John Balance - English musician (Coil, Psychic TV) (d. 2004)
1963 – Dano Halsall - Swiss swimmer
1964 – Bebeto - Brazilian footballer
1964 – Christopher Eccleston - English actor
1965 – Dave Lombardo - Cuban-born drummer (Slayer)
1967 – John Valentin - baseball player
1967 – Keith Gretzky - former hockey player; brother of Wayne Gretzky
1968 – Warren Ellis - British comic writer
1969 – David Heath - American professional wrestler better known as Gangrel
1969 – Holly Aird - English actress
1970 – D.J. Wallis - American fitness competitor
1970 – Serdar Ortac - Turkish popstar
1970 – Angelo Peruzzi - Italian footballer
1971 – Amanda Holden - British actress
1972 – Jerome Bettis - American football player
1972 – Sarah Clarke - American actress
1973 – Christian Bassedas - Argentine footballer
1973 – Cathy Freeman - Australian athlete
1973 – Nikos Kostakis - Greek footballer
1973 – Maureen Johnson - American author
1974 – Fanis Katergiannakis - Greek footballer
1974 – Mahershalalhashbaz Ali - American actor
1974 – Johnny Tri Nguyen - Vietnamese American stuntman & martial arts actor
1975 – Nanase Aikawa - Japanese singer
1975 – Vanina Ickx - Belgian racing driver
1975 – Don Jeffcoat - American actor
1976 – Eric Byrnes - American baseball player
1976 – Kyo - Japanese singer (Dir en grey)
1976 – Joe Odagiri - Japanese actor
1977 – Brad Walst - American Bassist (Three Days Grace)
1977 – Ian Clarke - Irish computer programmer
1977 – Ahman Green - American football player
1978 – Tia Hellebaut - Belgian athlete
1978 – John Tartaglia - Broadway actor & Muppeteer
1978 – Wasim Jaffer - Indian cricketer
1979 – Valentino Rossi - Italian motorcycle racer
1979 – Eric Mun - Korean rapper (Shinhwa)
1980 – Agim Kaba - American actor & film producer
1980 – Ashley Lelie - American football player
1981 – Jay Howard - British racing driver
1981 – Jerry Owens - American baseball player
1981 – Qyntel Woods - American basketball player
1982 – Lupe Fiasco - American hip hop artist
1983 – Tuomo Ruutu - Finnish ice hockey player
1984 – Ous Mellouli - Tunisian swimmer
1985 – Zoi Dimoschaki - Greek swimmer
1987 – Theresa Goh - Singaporean Paralympic swimmer
1988 – Denílson Pereira Neves - Brazilian footballer
1988 – Diego Capel - Spanish footballer
1991 – Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg - Princess of Luxembourg

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February 16 - General (Calendar Date)

February 16th - Basic Facts:
  • February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 318 days remaining until the end of the year (319 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is February 15
  • Next day is February 17.
February 16th Births (Here)

February 16th Deaths (Here)

February 16 Events:

1249 – Andrew of Longjumeau is sent by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with Mongol Khagan (the Mongol Empire).
1646 – Battle of Great Torrington, Devon – the last major battle of the first English Civil War.
1742 – Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, becomes British Prime Minister.
1804 – Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held frigate USS Philadelphia (First Barbary War).
1838 – Weenen Massacre - 100s of Voortrekkers along the Blaukraans River, Natal are killed by Zulus.
1852 – Studebaker Brothers wagon company (precursor of the automobile manufacturer) is established this year.
1859 – The French Government passes a law to set the A-note above middle C to a frequency of 435 Hz, in an attempt to standardize the pitch.
1862 – General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Donelson, Tennessee (American Civil War).
1866 – Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, becomes British Secretary of State for War.
1868 – Jolly Corks organization (In New York City) is renamed the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks.
1899 – Félix Faure (President of France) dies in office.
1899 – Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur Iceland's first football club is founded.
1918 – The Council of Lithuania unanimously adopts the Act of Independence, declaring Lithuania an independent state.
1923 – The burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun is unsealed by Howard Carter.
1934 – The Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats & the Republican Schutzbund.
1934 – Commission of Government is sworn in as form of direct rule for the Dominion of Newfoundland.
1936 – Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain.
1937 – Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.
1940 – Altmark Incident - The German tanker Altmark is boarded by sailors from the British destroyer HMS Cossack (World War II).
1943 – Soviet troops re-enter Kharkov (World War II).
1945 – American forces land on Corregidor island in the Philippines (World War II).
1947 – Canadians are granted Canadian citizenship after 80 years of being British subjects - Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King becomes the 1st Canadian citizen.
1957 – "Toddlers' Truce", the television close down between 6.00pm & 7.00pm, is abolished in the United Kingdom.
1959 – Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.
1961 – Explorer program: Explorer 9 (S-56a) is launched.
1968 – The first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service in Haleyville, Alabama.
1978 – The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago, Illinois).
1983 – The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria & South Australia kill 75.
1985 – Hezbollah is founded.
1986 – The Soviet liner MS Mikhail Lermontov runs aground in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.
1987 – The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of being a Nazi guard dubbed "Ivan the Terrible" in Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.
1991 – Nicaraguan Contras leader Enrique Bermúdez is assassinated in Managua.
1993 – Western Australia's & Australia's first female Premier, Carmen Lawrence, is voted out of office.
1996 – Shaquille O'Neal, at the time playing for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association, makes his only career 3-point shot against the Milwaukee Bucks.
1999 – Apparent assassination attempt against President Islom Karimov in Uzbekistan. A bomb explodes & gunfire is heard at the government headquarters.
1999 – Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies & hold hostages after Turkey arrests one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan.
2005 – The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following ratification by Russia.
2005 – The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season & playoffs, becoming the first major sports league in North America to do so over a labor dispute.
2006 – Last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.


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Query Competition Index (QCI) Alexa.com

Query Competition Index (QCI) from Alexa.com.

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  • Indicates the typical number of ads displayed for keyword searches on major search engines.
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  • The index is on a scale from 0 to 100.
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