What Happened on February 16, 1996

Historical Events

  • Gary Kirsten scores 188* for South Africa v UAE at Rawalpindi

Famous Deaths

  • (Walter) "Brownie" McGhee, American folk music and Piedmont blues singer and guitarist, dies at 80
  • Charles McCorquodale, art historian, dies at 47
  • Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown, American politician and Governor of California (D: 1959-67), dies at 90
  • Kenneth Robinson, British politician (influential Minister of Health under Harold Wilson, reformed Health Service), dies at 84
  • Roger Bowen, American actor (M*A*S*H (film); The Main Event: What About Bob?: Petulia), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Susan Bosence, British textile designer and blockprinter, dies at 82
1996 Highlights

About February 16, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
  • UK #1 Song: Spaceman - Babylon Zoo