On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 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

Sports record brokenNBA Record

North Carolina forward Billy Cunningham grabs a record 27 rebounds in a game vs Clemson

NBA Forward and Coach Billy Cunningham
NBA Forward and Coach
Billy Cunningham

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Philosopher Hannah Arendt's controversial account of the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is first published in "The New Yorker"

Political Theorist Hannah Arendt
Political Theorist
Hannah Arendt
Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal Adolf Eichmann
Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal
Adolf Eichmann

Famous Birthdays

  • Dano Halsall, Swiss swimmer

Famous Deaths

  • Friedrich Dessauer, German physicist (radiologist), dies at 81
  • László Lajtha, Hungarian composer, dies at 70