February 16: Day of the Week
February 16, 2023 was the 47th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 318 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
February 16 Historical Event(s)
- 116Emperor Trajan sends laureatae to the Roman Senate at Rome on account of his victories and being conqueror of Parthia.
- 1934The Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republican Schutzbund.
- 1937Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.
- 1959Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.
- 1960The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail from New London, Connecticut, to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.
- 1961Explorer program: Explorer 9 (S-56a) is launched.
- 1962Flooding in the coastal areas of West Germany kills 315 and destroys the homes of about 60,000 people.
- 1980New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1986The Soviet liner MS Mikhail Lermontov runs aground in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.
- 1999In Uzbekistan, a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islam Karimov.
Who were born on February 16?
- 1698Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (d. 1758)
- 1901Chester Morris, American film actor (d. 1970)
- 1934Herbert ‘Herbie’Kalin, American singer (d. 2006)
- 1950Peter Hain, British politician
- 1960Cherie Chung, Hong Kong actress
- 1961Andy Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran, The Power Station)
- 1962John Balance, English musician (Coil, Psychic TV) (d. 2004)
- 1963Dano Halsall, Swiss swimmer
- 1975Vanina Ickx, Belgian racing driver
- 1981Jay Howard, British racing driver
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