What Happened on February 16, 1992

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 34th Daytona 500: Davey Allison wins (160.256 MPH)

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Ethiopia finds the remains of former Emperor Haile Selassie on the grounds of the Imperial Palace, under the private lavatory of dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam, who overthrew the Emperor

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • Former silver Goodyear blimps are now painted yellow & blue

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LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson's #32 uniform

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson

Famous Deaths

  • Abbas al-Musawi, influential Lebanese Shia cleric, and founder and leader of Hezbollah, assassinated by Israel Defense Forces at 39
  • Angela Carter, English novelist (Magic Toyshop) and journalist, dies of cancer at 51
  • George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies
  • Janio Quadros, president of Brazil (1961), dies
  • Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge Amster (squaters), dies at 78