On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1993

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Sandra Völker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.33 sec)
  • Western Australia's and Australia's first woman Premier, Carmen Lawrence, is voted out of office.

Famous Deaths

  • Donald Phelps, American actor (Ghost Ship) dies of AIDS at 61
  • Richard Salant, news president (CBS-60 Minutes), dies at 78