What Happened on February 17, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st full ODI for the Netherlands, v NZ, cricket World Cup Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47
  • Garry Kasparov defeats Deep Blue 4-2 in chess

Famous Birthdays

  • Sasha Pieterse, South African child actress

Famous Deaths

  • Bentley Bridgewater, british Museum secretary, dies at 84
  • Henry Guinness, missionary, dies at 87
  • HervĂ© Bazin, French writer (Head Against the Wall), dies at 84
  • Jean Writer-Pierre Herve Bazin, dies at 84
  • Michael Raptis, writer/recolutionary, dies at 84
  • [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, actress/singer (Sun Child), dies at 95