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

Famous Birthdays

  • Dano Halsall, Swiss swimmer

Famous Deaths

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