What Happened on February 15, 1996

Historical Events

  • 46th Berlin International Film Festival: "Sense and Sensibility" wins the Golden Bear

Sports History

American boxer Tommy Morrison announces he has contracted HIV

  • Mortar attack on the US Embassy in Athens, Greece

NFL Record

NFL coaching maestro Bill Belichick is fired by Cleveland, finishing his Browns coaching career with a record of 36-44

Film Release

Tamil romantic comedy film "Poove Unakkaga" released directed by Vikraman, starring Sangita and Vijay in his breakthrough role


Famous Weddings

  • Chinese actress Gong Li (30) weds Singapore-born businessman Ooi Hoe Seong (46) at Singapore's Registry of Marriages

Famous Deaths

  • Bruno Ferenc Straub, Hungarian biochemist and statesman, dies at 82
  • Margaret Courtenay, Welsh actress, singer and entertainer (Royal Flash, Duet for One), dies of cancer at 72
  • McLean Stevenson, American actor (M*A*S*H, 1972-75 - "Col. Henry Blake"; Hello Larry), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Oscar Abrams, community organiser, dies at 58
  • Tommy Rettig, American actor (Jeff's Collie, Lassie), dies of a heart attack at 54
1996 Highlights

About February 15, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
  • UK #1 Song: Spaceman - Babylon Zoo