On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1936

Historical Events

  • IV Winter Olympic Games close in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • Spanish Frente Popular (People's Front) wins elections

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestCarl Icahn

Carl Icahn, American businessman (Icahn Enterprises), born in NYC, New York

Investor and business magnate Carl Icahn
Investor and business magnate
Carl Icahn
  • Jill Kinmont, American skier
  • Murray Weideman, Australian rules football CHF (Collingwood VFL premiers 1953, 58 [c]; B&F 1957, 61, 62; Victoria 1956-60) and coach (Collingwood 1975-76), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2021)
  • William "Buddy" Deppenschmidt, American jazz drummer (Charlie Byrd Trio - "Jazz Samba") born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • James Harvey Robinson, American historian (Ordeal of Civilization), dies at 72
  • Tommy Ward, South African cricket wicket-keeper (23 Tests), electrocuted at 48
1936 Highlights

About February 16, 1936

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius