On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 2019

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 69th Berlin International Film Festival: Israeli film "Synonyms" wins the Golden Bear
  • India's new high-speed train the Vande Bharat Express breaks down on its first return trip on Delhi to Varanasi route
  • Needing 78 for an unlikely victory, Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera 153no and Vishwa Fernando 6no put on a record 10th wicket stand for a 1 wicket win vs South Africa in the 1st cricket Test in Durban

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope Francis defrocks ex-cardinal and archbishop of Washington Theodore McCarrick for sexually abusing minors and adults. First Cardinal to be removed for sexual abuse.


Famous Deaths

  • Don Bragg, American pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1960), dies of results of stroke at 83
  • Ken Nordine, American voice-over and recording artist (World Jazz), dies at 98
  • Theodore Isaac Rubin, American psychiatrist and author credited with popularising psychotherapy, dies at 95