What Happened on February 16, 1999

Historical Events

  • Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrested one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan.

Sports History

O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy is sold for $230,000 to help settle a $33.5 million civil judgement against Simpson for the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend

Famous Birthdays

  • Marie Ulven, Norwegian alt-pop-rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer (girl in red), born in Horten, Norway
Born in 1999

Famous Deaths

  • Betty Roché [Mary Elizabeth Roach], American jazz singer (Duke Ellington - "Take The 'A' Train"), dies at 81
  • Björn Afzelius, Swedish rock and progg singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hoola Bandoola Band), dies of cancer at 52
  • Johan Kvandal, Norwegian composer, organist, and music critic, dies at 79
  • Michael Larson, American "Press Your Luck" scandal big-winning contestant, dies of cancer at 49
  • Necil Kazım Akses, Turkish classical composer, dies at 90

About February 16, 1999

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Angel Of Mine - Monica
  • UK #1 Song: Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz