On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1996

Historical Events

  • 1st full ODI for the Netherlands, v NZ, cricket World Cup Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Garry Kasparov defeats Deep Blue 4-2 in chess

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov

Famous Birthdays

  • Sasha Pieterse, South African child actress

Famous Deaths

  • Bentley Bridgewater, British Museum secretary, dies at 84
  • Gus Hardin [Carolyn Ann Blankenship], American country singer, dies at 50
  • HervĂ© Bazin, French writer (Head Against the Wall), dies at 84
  • Jean Writer-Pierre Herve Bazin, dies at 84
  • Michel Pablo [Michalis N. Raptis], Chilean-Greek writer and Trotskyist revolutionary (Fourth International), dies at 84
  • [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, actress/singer (Sun Child), dies at 95
1996 Highlights

About February 17, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius