What happened this day in history February 16, 1998

What are the important events that happened on February 16, 1998? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 16, 1998: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 16, 1998 is the 47th day of the year 1998 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 318 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 3, 1998 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 14,793,120 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘tetracontaheptagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $813.70. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Tiger is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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February 16, 1998 Historical Events

  • 1998
    China Airlines Flight 676 crashes into a road and residential area near Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taiwan, killing all 196 aboard and six more on the ground.

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