On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1996

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

American boxer Tommy Morrison announces he has contracted HIV

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • Mortar attack on the US Embassy in Athens, Greece

Sports record brokenNFL Record

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

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Actor and Singer Vijay
Actor and Singer

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 - "Col. 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? 25 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius