Thursday, February 16, 2012

February 16

Pilipino Komiks Blg. 507, Pebrero 16, 1968
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang kuwentong “Brix Virgo”  
na isinulat Clodualdo del Mundo na iginuhit ni T. C. Ferona

Events that happened on February 16
1636 – King Philip IV (1605-1665) of Spain ordered the “Pacification of Mindanao.”
1931 – The Philippine Aerial Taxi Company started operations as a commercial airline.
1945 – Bataan and Corregidor were liberated from the Japanese by the American forces.
1976 – Start of the PAEC-sponsored International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Training Course on the technical and economic aspects of nuclear power development.

Personalities and celebrities born on February 16:
1939 – Adolfo S. Azcuna, jurist – in Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte.
1953 – Rodel Naval, singer, songwriter and actor (d. June 11, 1995).

1980 – Mark Tadeo Lapid, actor and politician – Pampanga.

Portrait of Emil Jannings on the cover of
Picturegoer (February 1928).

Picture Trivia
          The American-German actor Emil Jannings (birth name Theodore Friedrich Emil Janenz, 1884-1950) was the first winner of the American Academy Award Best Actor Award (1927-1928), and the first person to receive an Oscar. This was for his portrayals in two films, The Way of All Flesh and The Last Command.                             o     O     o

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