On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1996

Historical Events

  • Chasing Kenya's 166, the West Indies are dismissed for a dismal 93 in Cricket World Cup at Pune, India; spinner Maurice Odumbe takes 3/15 and fast bowler Rajab Ali 3/17 for Kenya
  • Russian spacecraft Soyuz TM-23 returning from Mir space station
  • Serb forces withdraw from Sarajevo, ending the siege after 1,425 days, the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare

Famous Weddings

  • Fashion designer Nicole Miller (44) weds Kim Taipale (42) in the office of New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani

Famous Deaths

  • Duncan Stuart Wilson Fighter pilot-MacDonald, dies at 83
  • Joe Minogue, British journalist, dies at 72
  • John Grant, British rear-admiral (Royal Navy), dies at 87
  • Wes Farrell, American songwriter (The Partridge Family), dies of cancer at 56
1996 Highlights

About February 29, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces