What Happened on February 16, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 39th Daytona 500: Jeff Gordon wins (148.295 MPH)
  • Paul Stankowski wins Hawaiian Golf Open
  • Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Los Angeles Women's Championship

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Hewlett, British actor (The Pied Piper), dies at 89
  • Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American experimental physicist (conduced the Wu experiment) dies at 84