Today in History for February 1996

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 42 of 42

1st - The Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
2nd - Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA
4th - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-13
5th - British supermarket chains stock genetically modified tomato puree - the first GM food to be sold in the country
6th - Heidi Fleiss scheduled to begin her 7 year jail sentence
8th - NFL & Cleveland allows Art Modell to move his NFL franchise to Balt but he had to leave the Browns' name behind
8th - The U.S. Congress passes the Communications Decency Act.
8th - The massive Internet collaboration "24 Hours in Cyberspace" takes place.
9th - WYNY-FM in NYC changes calls to WKTU-FM
9th - The Irish Republican Army declares the end of its 18 month ceasefire shortly followed by a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf.
10th - IBM computer Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning (human) chess champion, Gary Kasparov
10th - A bomb explodes in Docklands area of London, ending the 17-month ceasefire; James McArdle is eventually found guilty and jailed for 25 years
11th - 46th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio
MLB Legend Cal Ripken JrMLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr 12th - 4th ESPY Awards: Cal Ripken, Rebecca Lobo win
13th - Howard Stern announces he will be making the film "Private Parts"
13th - Rock musical "Rent" by Jonathan Larson opens off-Broadway
13th - Rapper Tupac Shakur releases his 4th studio album 'All Eyez on Me'
15th - Mortar attack on the US Embassy in Athens, Greece.
15th - Bill Belichick is fired by the Cleveland Browns, finishing his Cleveland coaching career with a record of 36-44
15th - At a news conference, American boxer Tommy Morrison said he had contracted HIV
15th - 46th Berlin International Film Festival: "Sense and Sensibility" wins the Golden Bear
16th - Gary Kirsten scores 188* for South Africa v UAE at Rawalpindi
17th - 1st full ODI for the Netherlands, v NZ, cricket World Cup Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47
Heavyweight Boxer Tommy MorrisonHeavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison 17th - Garry Kasparov defeats Deep Blue 4-2 in chess
18th - 1st full ODI for Kenya, Cricket World Cup v India: Sachin Tendulkar scores 127*
18th - 38th Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett wins (154.308 MPH)
19th - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in York PA on WQXA 105.7 FM
21st - Soyuz TM-23, launched into orbit
22nd - "Bus Stop" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances
22nd - STS 75 (Columbia 19), launches into orbit
23rd - Mark Waugh scores 130 in World Cup vs Kenya, 207 w/brother Steve
23rd - Rajindra Dhanraj takes 9-97 for Trinidad against Leeward Islands
23rd - "Trainspotting" directed by Danny Boyle based on the book by Irvine Welsh, starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller opens in cinemas in the UK and Ireland
24th - Cuba downs 2 US planes
LPGA Golfer Meg MallonLPGA Golfer Meg Mallon 24th - Meg Mallon wins LPGA Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
24th - The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.
25th - "Father" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 52 performances
25th - Rajindra Dhanraj takes 16-167 in match Trinidad v Leeward Is
27th - Mark Waugh scores 126 in World Cup against India
28th - 38th Grammy Awards: Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morisette wins
29th - Kenya defeat West Indies (all out 93) in Cricket World Cup
29th - Soyuz TM-23, lands

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 3 of 3

7th - Mai Hagiwara, Japanese singer
9th - Jimmy Bennett, American actor
17th - Sasha Pieterse, South African child actress

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

Singer Prince [Roger Nelson]Singer Prince [Roger Nelson] (14th) 14th - Singer Prince Roger Nelson (37) weds belly dancer Mayte Garcia (22) in Minneapolis
14th - Secretary of Defense and former US Senator William Cohen of Maine (56) weds Black Entertainment Television host Janet Langhart (54) at United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
15th - Chinese actress Gong Li (30) weds Singapore-born businessman Ooi Hoe Seong (46) at Singapore's Registry of Marriages
29th - Fashion designer Nicole Miller (44) weds Kim Taipale (42) in the office of New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

MLB Outfielder David JusticeMLB Outfielder David Justice (22nd) 22nd - Actress Halle Berry files for divorce from David Justice

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 102

1st - Clive Burton, neuropathologist, dies at 54
2nd - Gene Kelly, actor/dancer (Singing in the Rain), dies at 83
2nd - Ray McIntire, chemical engineer, dies at 77
2nd - Shamus Culhane, animator, dies at 87
3rd - Audrey Meadows, actress (Alice-Honeymooners), dies at 69
3rd - Broderick Vernon Chinnery Photographer-Haldane, dies at 83
3rd - Edward Adamson, art therapist/collector, dies at 84
3rd - Edward Frederick Weston Goodman, property Developer, dies at 81
3rd - Tibor Reich, textile designer, dies at 79
3rd - Wild Jimmy Spruill, blues guitarist, dies at 61
5th - Antonio Ruiz Soler, spanish dancer, dies at 74
5th - Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor, dies at 86
5th - Peter Pooley, broadcaster, dies at 84
5th - W R Lee, language teacher, dies at 84
6th - Guy Madison, actor (Wild Bill Hickok), dies at 74
6th - Ronald Fletcher, broadcaster, dies at 85
6th - Rosemary Tsay, drama critic/SOE operator, dies at 76
7th - George Lowthian Trevelyan, designer/visionary, dies at 89
7th - Isian Kehinde I K Dairo, musician/academic, dies at 65
7th - Lillian Rambach, teacher violinist, dies at 84
7th - Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya, writer, dies at 88
7th - Tiny Winters, musician, dies at 87
7th - Phillip Davidson, US Army general (b. 1915)
8th - Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, dies at 76
8th - Mercer Kennedy Ellington, trumpeter bandleader/composer, dies at 76
9th - Adolf Galland, general (Luftwaffe), dies at 83
9th - Alistair Cameron Crombie, historian of science, dies at 80
9th - Barry Troyna, teacher/educational sociologist, dies at 44
9th - Charles Henry "Harry" Urwin, trade unionist, dies at 80
9th - Gerald Savory, actor playwright/TV producer (3 Weeks), dies at 86
9th - Neil Franklin, soccer star, dies at 74
10th - Hugh Francis Lamprey, ecologist, dies at 67
11th - Amelia Rosselli, poet, dies at 65
11th - Bob Shaw, Irish science fiction writer, dies of cancer at 64
11th - Cyril Poole, cricket (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), dies
11th - Kebby Musokotwane, prime minister of Zambia in (1985-89), dies
11th - Phil Regan, actor (Las Vegas Night, Dames, Housewife), dies at 88
12th - Roger Omond, journalist, dies at 51
12th - Bob Shaw, Northern Irish novelist (b. 1931)
13th - Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist, dies at 91
13th - Martin Balsam, actor (Archie's Place), dies at 76
14th - Bob Paisley, football manager, dies at 77
14th - Caroline Blackwood, writer, dies at 64
14th - Eva Hart, Titanic survivor, dies at 90
14th - Ivan William Hannaford, sociologist, dies at 64
15th - Bruno Ferenc Straub, Hungarian statesman, dies
15th - Margaret Courtenay, actress (Royal Flash, Duet for One), dies at 72
15th - McLean Stevenson, actor (M*A*S*H, Hello Larry), dies at 66
15th - Oscar Abrams, community organiser, dies at 58
15th - Tommy Rettig, actor (Lassie)/computer programmer (Clipper), dies at 54
16th - Charles McCorquodale, art historian, dies at 47
16th - Edmund G "Pat" Brown, politician, dies at 90
16th - Kenneth Robinson, politician/businessman, dies at 84
16th - MacLean Stevenson, actor (M*A*S*H), dies of heart attack at 66
16th - Roger Bowen, actor (M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob), dies at 62
16th - Susan Bosence, textile designer, dies at 82
16th - Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, American blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
17th - Bentley Bridgewater, british Museum secretary, dies at 84
17th - Henry Guinness, missionary, dies at 87
17th - Jean Writer-Pierre Herve Bazin, dies at 84
17th - Michael Raptis, writer/recolutionary, dies at 84
17th - [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, actress/singer (Sun Child), dies at 95
18th - Brian Daley, writer, dies at 48
18th - Jack Thieuloy, writer, dies at 64
18th - Nicholas Beriozoff, ballet master, dies at 89
18th - Richard Leslie Hill, historian, dies at 94
19th - Brenda Bruce, actress (December Bride, Nightmare), dies at 77
19th - Charles O Finley, baseball owner (Oakland A's), dies at 76
19th - Grant Sawyer, US politician, dies at 76
19th - Madhaviah Krishnan, naturalist, dies at 83
20th - Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, Test pilot, dies at 83
20th - Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer, dies at 69
20th - Toru Takemitsu, composer, dies at 65
20th - Walter Charles Marshall, scientist, dies at 63
20th - Solomon Asch, American psychologist (b. 1907)
21st - Horace Leonard Gold, sF writer/editor, dies at 81
21st - Jean Burroughs, educationalist, dies at 67
21st - Morton Gould, composer, dies at 82
21st - Terence Edward Armstrong, polar geographer, dies at 75
22nd - Helmut Schoen, soccer coach, dies at 80
22nd - Niall MacDermott, lawyer/politician, dies at 79
23rd - Freddie Stocks, cricket (cent on debut & wkt on 1st ball, Notts), dies
23rd - George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher, dies at 66
23rd - Joseph Walker Barr, banker/politician, dies at 78
24th - Anna Larina, revolutionary, dies at 82
24th - Gene Mitchell, museum director, dies on 70th birthday
24th - James Runcieman Sutherland, academic, dies at 95
24th - Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist, dies at 71
25th - Haing S Ngor, doctor/actor (Killing Fields), dies at 45
25th - Marion Farouk Political scientist-Sluglett, dies at 59
25th - Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist, dies at 94
26th - Audrey Angers, charity pioneer
26th - Daniel John Chapman Cunningham, physiologist, dies at 76
27th - Francois Chaumette, actor (They Never Slept, Christine), dies at 72
27th - George Ian Murray, 10th Duke of Atholl, dies at 64
27th - Pat Smythe, show jumper, dies at 67
27th - Sylvia Williams, museum director/curator, dies at 60
28th - Daniel Chipenda, Angolan politician and field commander, dies at 64
29th - Duncan Stuart Wilson Fighter pilot-MacDonald, dies at 83
29th - Joe Minogue, journalist, dies at 72

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