On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

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