What Happened on February 24, 1996

Historical Events

  • Cuba downs 2 US planes
  • The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.

Famous Deaths

  • Anna Larina, revolutionary, dies at 82
  • Gene Mitchell, museum director, dies on 70th birthday
  • James Runcieman Sutherland, academic, dies at 95
  • Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist, dies at 71
1996 Highlights

About February 24, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
  • UK #1 Song: Spaceman - Babylon Zoo