On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 2020

Historical Events

  • 'Ghost ship' cargo vessel MV Alta washed up on the Irish coast near Ballycotton by Storm Dennis, after drifting across the Atlantic from Bermuda
  • America evacuates 400 citizens from coronavirus-infected cruise ship Diamond Princess quarantined in Yokohama port, Japan
  • NBA All Star Game, United Center, Chicago, IL: Team LeBron beats Team Giannis, 157-155; MVP: Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers, F

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Hulshoff, Dutch soccer defender (14 caps; European Cup 1971, 72, 73; Ajax Amsterdam), dies at 73
  • Harry Gregg, Irish soccer goalkeeper (25 caps Northern Ireland; Manchester United) and manager (Shrewsbury Town, Swansea, Crewe Alexandra), dies at 87
  • Larry Tesler, American computer scientist (invented copy, cut, paste), dies at 74
2020 Highlights

About February 16, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius