What Happened on February 16, 2019

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 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.

2019 History

Famous Deaths

  • Don Bragg, American pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1960), dies of a 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

About February 16, 2019

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius

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