What Happened on February 16, 1948

Historical Events

  • 1st newsreel telecast, "20th Century Fox-Movietone News", shown on NBC
  • Miranda, famous moon of Uranus, photographed for 1st time

Famous Birthdays

  • Eckhart Tolle, German-born author (The Power of Now) and spiritual teacher, born in Lünen, Germany
  • Séamus Brennan, Irish Fianna Fáil politician and Minister, born in Salthill, Galway, Ireland (d. 2008)

Famous Weddings

Leo Durocher

American baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (41) weds actress Laraine Day (27) in Santa Monica, California; divorce in 1960

1948 Highlights

About February 16, 1948

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius