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 This day in History - February 16
420 Historic Events for February 16
1988

1st documented combat action by US military advisors in El Salvador

Event
1989

William Hayden becomes governor-general of Australia

Event
1989

Roger Clemens, Red Sox pitcher signs $7.5M-3 year contract

Event
1989

Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs $7.9M-3 year contract

Event
1989

Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage

Event
1989

Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and North Yemen form common market

Event
1990

Keith Haring, artist/cartoonist (brilliant baby), dies of AIDs at 31

Death
1991

Enrique B Varela, commandant Nicaragua contra's, dies

Death
1991

US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding

Event
1991

Dutch PPR, Political Party Radicals, disbands

Event
1992

Abbas Musawi, leader of Hezbollah, assassinated

Death
1992

Former silver Goodyear blimps are now painted yellow and blue

Event
1992

Janio Quadros, president of Brazil (1961), dies

Death
1992

Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge Amster (squaters), dies at 78

Death
1992

George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies

Death
1992

Angela Carter, British novelist (Magic Toyshop), dies of cancer at 51

Death
1992

LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson's #32 uniform

Event
1993

Donald Phelps, dies of AIDS at 61

Death
1993

Richard Salant, news president (CBS-60 Minutes), dies at 78

Death
1993

Sandra V"lker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.33 sec)

Event
1994

6.5 earthquake strikes SE Sumatra, kills 200

Event
1994

Johann Olav Koss skates world record 1500m (1:51.29)

Event
1994

Premier Alfonso Bustamente ends govt in Peru

Event
1995

John Everett Allen, US businessman, dies at 91

Death
1995

Martin Soames, traveller, dies at 91

Death