February 2015 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 5 65th Berlin International Film Festival: "Taxi" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 8 Ivory Coast wins the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations football championship
  • Feb 11 Francesco Schettino, Captain of the Costa Concordia that ran aground 2012, is convicted of manslaughter in Grosseto and sentenced to 16 years in jail
  • Feb 22 57th Daytona 500: Joey Logano wins (148.379 MPH)
  • Feb 25 BRIT Awards: Best Single "Uptown Funk", Best Album "X" by Ed Sheeran
  • Feb 27 Russian politician Boris Nemtsov is assassinated in Moscow

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 Beryl Platt [Baroness Platt of Writtle], British Engineer, politician and CEO, dies at 91
  • Feb 1 Monty Oum, American Animator (RWBY), dies of an allergic reaction at 33
  • Feb 3 Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian (Winston Churchill biography), dies at 78
  • Feb 6 André Brink, South African writer (Kennis van die aand - 1st Afrikaans book banned), dies at 79
  • Feb 7 Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, English publisher/multi-millionaire, dies of a heart attack at 84
  • Feb 12 David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), dies of cancer at 58
  • Feb 14 Louis Jourdan, French actor (Gigi, Octopussy), dies at 93
  • Feb 14 Philip Levine, American poet (1995 Pulitzer prize), dies at 87
  • Feb 14 Michele Ferrero, Italian entrepreneur (Ferrero SpA) created Nutella, dies at 89
  • Feb 26 Avijit Roy, Bangladeshi American activist and blogger, killed by assailants in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Feb 27 Malcolm Boyd, American Episcopal Priest, author and civil rights activist, dies at 91
  • Feb 27 Boris Nemtsov, Russian politician, dies at 55, shot four times in Moscow
  • Feb 28 Yaşar Kemal, Turkish writer (Memed, My Hawk), dies at 91