What Happened on February 16, 1999

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrested one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Ă–calan.
  • O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy is sold for $230,000 to help settle a $33.5 million civil judgement against Simpson for the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Larson, Press Your Luck Big-winning contestant (b. 1949)