On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1926

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Suzanne Lenglen defeats US champion Helen Wills in influential tennis match in Cannes, France

Famous Birthdays

  • David Austin, English rose breeder (Austin roses), born in Albrighton, England (d. 2018)
  • Jack Levy, mechanical engineer
  • John Schlesinger, director (Midnight Cowboy, Darling), born in London, England