On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1996

Historical Events

Film Release

"Trainspotting" directed by Danny Boyle based on the book by Irvine Welsh, starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller opens in cinemas in the UK and Ireland

  • Mark Waugh scores 130 in World Cup vs Kenya, 207 w/brother Steve
  • Rajindra Dhanraj takes 9-97 for Trinidad against Leeward Islands

Famous Deaths

  • Freddie Stocks, cricket (cent on debut & wkt on 1st ball, Notts), dies
  • George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher, dies at 66
  • Joseph Walker Barr, banker/politician, dies at 78
1996 Highlights

About February 23, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces