On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"Bringing Up Baby" film directed by Howard Hawks, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, is released

  • US Federal Crop Insurance program authorized

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Primus, American actor (Sgt McKenna-Cagney & Lacey, Boxcar Bertha), born in NYC, New York
  • John Corigliano, American composer (Fern Hill, Ghosts of Versailles), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Otto zur Linde, German author (Lieder of the Leids), dies at 64