Fasnacht day

  • Fasnacht day – Also known as Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras and Pancake Day. Time to use up sugar, lard and butter before the start of Lent. (Photo from Krumpe’s Do-Nuts)
  • Do a Grouch a Favor Day – We all know a grouch. A neighbor, co-worker, family member.  Do something nice for them today and change their perspective on things (or try) A small act of kindness goes a long way.

Birthdays! February, 16

  • Ava Max, 27 –  ‘Sweet but Psyco’ singer
  • The Weeknd, 31 – Canadian R&B star who just rocked the Super Bowl!
  • Lupe Fiasco, 39 – Rapper
  • Jerome Bettis, 49 – NFL running back Pittsburgh Steelers “The Bus”
  • Andy Taylor, 60 – Guitarist for Duran Duran
  • Pete Willis, 61- Singer, songwriter, guitarist and founding member of Def Leppard.
  • John McEnroe, 62 – The outrageous and outstanding tennis player!
  • Ice T, 63 – Legendary rapper and actor
  • James Ingram (1952-2019)
  • Sonny Bono (1935-1998)

Today In History:

  • 600: Pope Gregory the Great decrees saying “God bless You” is the correct response to a sneeze.
  • 1878: The silver dollar made was made legal.
  • 1955: Elvis Presley plays at the Odessa Senior High School in Odessa, Texas. A young Roy Orbison is in the audience.
  • 1959: Fidel Castro is sworn in as the 16th Prime Minister of Cuba 
  • 1968: The first official “911” call placed in the United States.
  • 1984:  Bill Johnson becomes the first American man to win an Olympic gold medal in downhill skiing, a sport long dominated by European athletes
  • 1996: Adam Sandler’s ‘Happy Gilmore’ was released.
  • 1996: With his band Bush on tour in New Orleans, Gavin Rossdale throws a party, hoping to connect with the frontwoman for their opening act, Gwen Stefani of No Doubt. His plan works perfectly: the couple share their first kiss. They get married in 2002, but split up in 2015.
  • 2007: Britney Spears shaves her head at a hair salon, then gets some fresh ink at a tattoo parlor. It’s the beginning of a public meltdown for Spears. #FreeBritney
  • 2011: Lady GaGa’s “Born This Way” makes history, becoming the Billboard Hot 100 chart’s 1000th number one
  • 2015: Lesley Gore, known for the ’60s pop hit “It’s My Party,” dies of lung cancer at age 68.
  • 2018: The Black Panther was released.