On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1966

Historical Events

  • Bob Cowper makes 307 v England at the MCG, 727 mins, 20 fours
  • End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Australian wicketkeeper
  • France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker, Algeria

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Uptagrafft, prone rifle (Olympics 1996), born in Spokane, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • Hendrik Tilanus, Dutch artillery officer and political leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81
1966 Highlights

About February 16, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius