On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1992

Historical Events

CarDaytona 500

34th Daytona 500: Davey Allison joins father Bobby as a race winner; Richard Petty and A.J. Foyt's final drives in the event

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
Auto Racer Richard Petty
Auto Racer
Richard Petty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
1992 Highlights

About February 16, 1992

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius