On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 2018

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • More than 100,00 orangutans killed in Borneo since 1999 according to study published in "Current Biology"
  • National state of emergency declared in Ethiopia in wake of anti-government protests
  • Sochi (2014) Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer of Austria wins the super-G gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games
  • Swiss cross country skier Dario Cologna wins 4th career Olympic gold medal in the 15k freestyle in Pyeongchang; wins event in Vancouver (2010), and 15k classical & 30k skiathlon in Sochi (2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Hubert Doggart, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950), dies at 92