What Happened on February 29, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Kenya defeat West Indies (all out 93) in Cricket World Cup
  • 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
  • Soyuz TM-23, lands

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, journalist, dies at 72
  • John Grant, British rear-admiral (Royal Navy), dies at 87
  • Wes Farrell, songwriter, dies at 56