On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

American film production company "Happy Madison Productions" is founded by Adam Sandler

  • First ever appearance of Pok√©mon in role-playing video game "Pocket Monsters Red and Green" for Game Boy in Japan
  • Mark Waugh scores 126 in World Cup against India

Famous Deaths

  • Francois Chaumette, French actor (Le Bossu, They Never Slept, Christine), dies at 72
  • George Ian Murray, 10th Duke of Atholl, dies at 64
  • Pat Smythe, show jumper, dies at 67
  • Sarah Palfrey Cooke, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1941, 45), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • Sylvia Williams, museum director/curator, dies at 60