- 1st round-trip swim of Strait of Messina, Italy (Mary Revell of US)
- Beatles top British rock charts with "Please, Please Me"
- C & A Building in Amsterdam burns down
'The Banality of Evil'
Philosopher Hannah Arendt's controversial account of the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is first published in "The New Yorker"
- Dano Halsall, Swiss swimmer
- Friedrich Dessauer, German physicist (radiologist), dies at 81
- László Lajtha, Hungarian composer, ethno-musicologist and conductor, dies at 70
About February 16, 1963
Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No
Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius
- #1 Song: Hey Paula - Paul and Paula
- #1 Song: The Wayward Wind - Frank Ifield