On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 2016

Historical Events

  • China announces it will relocate 9,000 people in Guizhou province, before completion of world's largest telescope (FAST), designed to look for extraterrestrial life
  • Former French President Nicholas Sarkozy is placed under investigation for campaign funds

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBoutros Boutros-Ghali

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian politician and 6th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1992- 96), dies at 93

UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali
UN Secretary-General
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
  • Gwyneth George, Welsh cellist and teacher, dies at 95
2016 Highlights

About February 16, 2016

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius