On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1967

Historical Events

  • NY Yankees pitcher Red Ruffing elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays

  • Damon Reece, British drummer (Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating In Space), born in London, England
  • John Valentin, infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Mineola, New York
  • Keith Gretzky, former hockey player; brother of Wayne Gretzky

Famous Weddings

Vidal Sassoon

Hairdresser and businessman Vidal Sassoon (39) weds actress Beverly Adams (21)

Famous Deaths

  • (Lester) "Smiley" Burnette [Burnett], American country music performer, singer-songwriter ("Ridin' Down the Canyon (To Watch the Sun Go Down)"), and actor (Petticoat Junction - "Charlie"), dies of leukemia at 55
1967 Highlights

About February 16, 1967

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius