What Happened on February 23rd, 1996

Day of Week: Friday

Historical Events


Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

"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

  • Mark Waugh scores 130 in World Cup vs Kenya, 207 w/brother Steve
  • Rajindra Dhanraj takes 9-97 for Trinidad against Leeward Islands

Famous Deaths

  • Freddie Stocks, cricket (cent on debut & wkt on 1st ball, Notts), dies
  • George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher, dies at 66
  • Joseph Walker Barr, banker/politician, dies at 78