On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1959

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Fidel Castro becomes the 16th Prime Minister of Cuba after overthrowing Fulgencio Batista

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Leonard Spigelgass' "Majority of One" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJohn McEnroe

John McEnroe, American tennis player (US Open 1979-81, 84 / Wimbledon 1981, 83, 84), born in Wiesbaden, Germany

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Kelly Tripuka, Glenn Ridge NJ, NBA forward (Det Pistons, Utah Jazz)
1959 Highlights

About February 16, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius