On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1951

Historical Events

  • NYC passes bill prohibiting racism in city-assisted housing
  • San Francisco City Hall dome fire

Famous Birthdays

  • Larry Finch, American college basketball coach (University of Memphis 1986-97), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2011)
  • William Katt, American actor (Greatest American Hero, Carrie), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State), dies at 65
1951 Highlights

About February 16, 1951

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius