NO MORE DISCRIMINATION!
On February 16, 1951: The New York City Council passed a bill prohibiting discrimination against African Americans in public housing developments. The bill was directly mainly at the Stuyvesant Town housing project.
On February 16, 1956: The film Carousel starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones premiered in New York City. The film was adapted from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the same name.
BORN ON THIS DAY: JOHN CORIGLIANO
On February 16, 1938: Classical music composer John Corigliano was born in New York City. Coriglian has had a successful career, winning the BAFTA Anthony Asquith Award, an Academy Award, a Pulitzer Prize, and a Grammy.