February 16th: What is special about this date?

February 16th marks the 47th day of the Gregorian calendar year. There are 318 days remaining until the end of the year (or 319 days in case of leap years). Discover famous birthdays on February 16th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to February 16th and what happened on February 16th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about February 16th.


February 16th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On February 16th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • The Weeknd
    The Weeknd (1990)

    The weeknd is a canadian r&b singer known for his unique vocal style and chart-topping hits like 'blinding lights' and 'can't feel my face'.

  • Elizabeth Olsen
    Elizabeth Olsen (1989)

    Elizabeth olsen is a movie actress known for her roles in the marvel cinematic universe as scarlet witch.

  • John McEnroe
    John McEnroe (1959)

    German-american tennis champion who was first to make international headlines in 1977-1978 when he became the youngest player to reach...

  • Margaux Hemingway
    Margaux Hemingway (1955)

    American actress, fashion model and member of a prominent family.

  • Christopher Eccleston
    Christopher Eccleston (1964)

    Christopher eccleston is an english actor known for his role as the ninth doctor in the popular tv series doctor who.

  • Sonny Bono
    Sonny Bono (1935)

    American entertainer, who performed a showbiz act with cher, his partner.

  • Géraldine Nakache
    Géraldine Nakache (1980)

    French actress, screenwriter, director of fim, and actress of algerian jewish heritage.

  • William Katt
    William Katt (1951)

    American actor, born to film veterans bill williams (and barbara hale), he is a well-known family man.

  • Mahershala Ali
    Mahershala Ali (1974)

    American actor.

  • James Ingram
    James Ingram (1952)

    American singer, who was named the best new artist in 1982.

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February 16th: who died on this date?

On February 16th the following celebrities died:

  • Bruno Ganz
    Bruno Ganz (2019)

    Swiss actor known for his roles in films like 'Wings of Desire' and 'Downfall.

  • Lila Kedrova
    Lila Kedrova (2000)

    Russian-born actress (born 1918).

  • Marceline Day
    Marceline Day (2000)

    American actress who appeared in silent films.

  • Vera Kholodnaya
    Vera Kholodnaya (1919)

    Russian film star (born 1893).

  • Smiley Burnette
    Smiley Burnette (1967)

    Summum, illinois -- cowboy (charlie-petticoat junction).

  • Elyse Knox
    Elyse Knox (2012)

    Hartford, connecticut -- actress ("hit the ice, black gold").

  • Len Lesser
    Len Lesser (2011)

    American actor (born in 1922).

  • Markes Shaw (1950)

    Famous playwright and novelist.

  • Yun Dong-ju (1945)

    Korean poet known for his poignant and reflective poetry.

  • Chien-Shiung Wu (1997)

    Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese-American physicist who made significant contributions to the field of nuclear physics.

  • See all famous people who died on February 16th


February 16th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On February 16th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Aquarius according to the Western Zodiac.

Aquarius zodiac sign

February 16th: what is special about the Aquarius sign?

The Aquarius sign encompasses people born between January 20th and February 18th.

You can discover Aquarius's personality traits and attitude and Aquarius's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Aquarius born in February discover why February born are so special.


February 16th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on February 16th in history:

  • Feb 16, 1905: At Haulbowline Base in Ireland, two explosions on board HM Submarine A5, due to petrol fumes after refueling, kill six of the eleven crew.
  • Feb 16, 1909: Serbia mobilizes against Austria-Hungary.
  • Feb 16, 1945: US forces land on Corregidor, complete conquest on March 3
  • Feb 16, 1952: Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, age 77, retires; Pittsburgh Pirates retire his #33.
  • Feb 16, 1965: Baker Street opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 313 performances
  • Feb 16, 1966: Bob Cowper makes 307 versus England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, 727 minute s, 20 fours.
  • Feb 16, 1985: New Jersey Devils score their fastest hat trick in 42 seconds
  • Feb 16, 1988: First documented combat action by US military advisors in El Salvador.
  • Feb 16, 1994: 6.5 earthquake strikes SE Sumatra, kills 200
  • Feb 16, 2000: At the University of Toronto, Archbishop Desmond Tutu gives a speech.
  • Feb 16, 2002: According to Rowan Scarborough's book Rumsfeld's War, George W. Bush signed a secret directive from the National Security Council establishing the goals for going to war against Iraq. The Guardian
  • Feb 16, 2014: Syrian Civil War: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah calls for other sectarian forces from the Arab world to leave Syria. He said that Hezbollah would "not remain" in Syria if they did. (Reuters) A Syrian child was injured in clashes between the rebels and Syrian Army near the Israeli border is taken to an Israeli hospital for emergency treatment.

What day of the year is February 16th?

February 16th marks the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

There are 318 days remaining until the end of the year (or 319 days in case of leap years).

February 16th is the 16th day of the month of February.