On This Day: February 16th
This is 47th day of the year and 319 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—21 Shevat 5780
- Chinese calendar—the 23rd day of the 1st month of 4718 (Geng Zi)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
The country's first 911 phone system went into service in Haleyville, Ala.
Sonny Bonoentertainer, politician
John McEnroetennis player
Frederick Williamthe Great Elector
Robert Flahertyexplorer and film producer
George F. Kennandiplomat and historian
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.