On This Day in History for February 15 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 150 of 150

  • 1977 Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola, Fla

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • 1978 Zaire revises constitution
  • 1979 Paul Shirley (21) of Australia, sucked a lifesaver for 4 hrs 40 mins
  • 1979 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1979 Los Angeles premiere of Paul Schrader's allegedly fact based "Hardcore"
  • 1981 Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George, NY
  • 1981 23rd Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (169.651 MPH)
  • 1982 Ocean Ranger oil-drilling platform lost off Newfoundland, 84 die
  • 1984 500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq
  • 1985 STS 51-E vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 1985 World chess championship match abandoned-Karpov 25, Kasparov 23
  • 1985 35th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Woman and the Stranger" and "Wetherby" win the Golden Bear (tie)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1986 Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged presidential election in the Philippines

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • 1986 Philipines National Assembly authorizes 6 more years for Ferdinand Marcos
  • 1987 Karlstad skates world record 10km (14:03,92)
  • 1987 Craig Stadler disqualified from Andy Williams Open for kneeling on a towel to make a shot
  • 1987 29th Daytona 500: Bill Elliott wins (176.263 MPH)
  • 1988 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1989 Israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt
  • 1989 Soviet military occupation of Afghanistan ends
  • 1991 Freighter with dynamite explodes in Phang Nga Thailand, 120 die
  • 1991 Daily market volatility as Hussein mentions withdrawal, but Bush calls his offer a "cruel hoax"
  • 1991 41st Berlin International Film Festival: "The House of Smiles" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1992 100th episode of "Cops" airs on Fox

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Jeffrey Dahmer found sane and guilty of killing 15 boys

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • 1993 Bombings by mafia drug lords kill 14 in Bogota, Colombia
  • 1993 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Rochester NY on WNVE 95.1 FM
  • 1994 US asks Aristide to adopt a peace plan from Haiti
  • 1995 Burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko resigns
  • 1995 Dow-Jones closes at record 3986.17
  • 1995 Population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion
  • 1996 Mortar attack on the US Embassy in Athens, Greece.
  • 1996 46th Berlin International Film Festival: "Sense and Sensibility" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1997 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tara Lipinski
  • 1997 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldridge
  • 1998 40th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt wins (172.712 MPH)
  • 1999 Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party, widely recognized as terrorist organization), was arrested in Kenya.
  • 2000 Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
  • 2001 First draft of the complete human genome is published in the journal "Nature"
  • 2002 At the Tri-State Crematory in La Fayette, Georgia, investigators find uncremated bodies disposed of in the woods and buildings on crematorium's property. One of the worst incidents of abuse in the funeral service industry.
  • 2003 An estimated 6-11 million people around the world take to the streets to protest against war with Iraq
  • 2004 46th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins (156.341 MPH)
  • 2009 51st Daytona 500: Matt Kenseth wins (132.816 MPH)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2011 Libyan protests begin opposing Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi's rule

Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
  • 2012 United Kingdom unemployment rate reaches 17 year high of 8.4%
  • 2012 Fire at Comayagua prison, Honduras, kills 358
  • 2013 Over 1,200 people are injured after a meteor breaks up over Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • 2013 2012 DA14, an asteroid with a 50m diameter, comes within 27,700km of Earth
  • 2014 Tammam Salam is elected Prime Minister of Lebanon after a 10 month gridlock

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 133 of 133

  • 1937 Nicholas Bayne, diplomat
  • 1937 P J Squire, British headmaster (Bedford Modern School)
  • 1937 Terry Everett, (Rep-R-Alabama)
  • 1937 Gregory Mcdonald, American author
  • 1938 Jack Tinker, British drama critic (d.1996)
  • 1938 Lord Justice Ward, British judge
  • 1939 Jo Clayton, US, sci-fi author (Irsud, Maeve, Star Hunters)
  • 1939 Tony Bloom, deputy CEO (Sketchley)
  • 1939 Robert Hansen, American serial killer
  • 1940 Hamzah Haz, Indonesian politician
  • 1941 Dan Crompton, Nottinghamshire, Chief Constable
  • 1944 Aleksandr A Serebrov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-8, TM-8, TM-17)
  • 1944 Tineke Netelenbos, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1945 Douglas Hofstadter, American academic and writer
  • 1946 Clare Short, British MP
  • 1946 John Greenway, British MP
  • 1946 Esko Seppänen, Finnish politician
  • 1948 Art Spiegelman, American cartoonist
  • 1949 George Howard, 13th Earl of Carlisle, English hereditary peer
  • 1950 Donna Hanover Giuliani, TV news anchor (WPIX)/wife of Mayor Giuliani
  • 1950 Nikolai Sergeivich Grekov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1953 Derek Conway, British MP
  • 1955 Bev Francis, Australia, world women's power-lifting champion
  • 1955 Clive Aslet, British editor (Country Life)
  • 1956 Hilda Beatriz "Hildita" Guevara, Cuba, daughter of "Che" Guevara
  • 1957 Bienvenida Buck, Spanish lover of Peter Harding, born in Velencia Spain
  • 1957 Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant, aristocrat
  • 1958 Chrystine Brouillet, Quebec novelist
  • 1969 Josh Marshall, American journalist
  • 1974 Miranda July, American performance artist
  • 1978 Tuan Le, American poker player
  • 1988 Hironori Kusano, Japanese Idol
  • 1991 Nicholas Garland, son of Pamela Sue Martin

Weddings in History


Deaths in History