What Happened on February 16, 1997

Historical Events

  • 39th Daytona 500: Hendrick Motorsports posts a 1-2-3 finish with Jeff Gordon winning the race, ahead of Terry Labonte and Ricky Craven

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Hewlett, British actor (The Pied Piper), dies at 89
  • Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American experimental physicist (conduced the Wu experiment), dies at 84
1997 Highlights

About February 16, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Wannabe - Spice Girls
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Speak - No Doubt