On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1996

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, English equestrian rider (Olympic bronze team jumps 1956; author children's books), dies from heart disease 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
  • Vic Janowicz, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1950, Ohio State; NFL: Washington Redskins), dies of cancer at 66
1996 Highlights

About February 27, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces