What Happened on February 16, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Fidel Castro becomes the 16th Prime Minister of Cuba after overthrowing Fulgencio Batista

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Leonard Spigelgass' "Majority of One" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Kelly Tripuka, Glenn Ridge NJ, NBA forward (Det Pistons, Utah Jazz)