What Happened on February 16, 1925

Historical Events

  • Rescuers finally reach the body of caver Floyd Collins too late, 18 days after he became trapped in Sand Cave, Kentucky, bringing a tragic end to a story that had captured the nation [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitar master, born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 2004)
  • David Emms, British educator (London Goodenough Trust for Overseas Graduates) (d. 2015)
  • Paul Crawford, American Dixieland jazz musician, arranger, (Olympic Brass Band), and music historian (Tulane University), born in Atmore, Alabama (d. 1996)
1925 Highlights

About February 16, 1925

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius