On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 1996

Historical Events

  • Soyuz TM-23, launched into orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Sophie Turner, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in Northampton, England

Famous Deaths

  • H. L. Gold, American sci-fi writer and editor, dies at 81
  • Jean Burroughs, educationalist, dies at 67
  • Morton Gould, American prolific composer (Verdun), dies at 82
  • Terence Edward Armstrong, British polar geographer, dies at 75
1996 Highlights

About February 21, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces