On This Day

What Happened on February 14, 1996

Historical Events

Television Debut

"Live by Request" debuts on the A&E Network, based on singer Tony Bennett's idea, the set list was determined by viewer phone calls; Bennett starred in the first episode, wins an Emmy Award (Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program)

Famous Weddings

Prince Rogers Nelson

American singer Prince Rogers Nelson (37) weds belly dancer Mayte Garcia (22) in Minneapolis; divorce in 1999

  • 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.

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Paisley, football manager, dies at 77
  • Eva Hart, Titanic survivor, dies at 90
  • Ivan William Hannaford, sociologist, dies at 64
  • Lady Caroline Blackwood, British journalist and writer (The Last of the Duchess), dies at 64
  • Taiguara [Chalar da Silva], Brazilian singer and songwriter, dies at 50
1996 Highlights

About February 14, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius