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 This day in History - February 16
420 Historic Events for February 16
1933

England regains the Ashes, thanks to bodyline tactics

Event
1934

Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzjubin], Russ poet/journalist, dies at 38

Death
1934

Austin "Ted" Taylor, US gospel/RandB-singer (Be Ever Wonderful)

Birth
1934

Marlene Bauer Hagge, Eureka SD, LPGA golfer (1950 Woman Athlete)

Birth
1935

Brian Bedford, England, actor (Anthony-Coronet Blue)

Birth
1935

Sonny Bono, Detroit, vocalist (Sonny and Cher)/(Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98)

Birth
1935

Robin Clark, chemist (FRS)

Birth
1936

Tommy Ward, S African cricket wicket keeper (23 Tests), electrocuted

Death
1936

4th Winter Olympic games close at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Event
1936

Spanish Frente Popular (People's Front) wins elections

Event
1937

Jean Anouilh's "Le Voyageur Sans Baggage," premieres in Paris

Event
1937

Valentin Vasilyevich Bondarenko, cosmonaut

Birth
1937

Paul Bailey, novelist

Birth
1937

DuPont Corp patents nylon, developed by employee Wallace H Carothers

Event
1938

John Corigliano, NYC, composer (Fern Hill, Ghosts of Versailles)

Birth
1938

US Federal Crop Insurance program authorized

Event
1938

Barry Primus, NYC, actor (Sgt McKenna-Cagney and Lacey, Boxcar Bertha)

Birth
1938

Otto zur Linde, German author (Lieder of the Leids), dies at 64

Death
1939

David Griffiths, portrait painter

Birth
1939

Harold Kalin, singer

Birth
1939

Jura Soyfer, writer, dies at 26

Death
1940

Karoli Ruth Needles, painter

Birth
1940

British search plane finds German Altmark off Norway

Event
1941

Vitali Kuznetsov, USSR, judo (Olympic-silver-1972)

Birth
1942

Gabriel Brncic, composer

Birth