On This Day

What Happened in February 1996 (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays


Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

  • Feb 27 Pat Smythe, English equestrian rider (Olympic bronze team jumps 1956; author children's books), dies from heart disease at 67
  • Feb 27 Sylvia Williams, museum director/curator, dies at 60
  • Feb 27 Sarah Palfrey Cooke, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1941, 45), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • Feb 27 Vic Janowicz, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1950, Ohio State; NFL: Washington Redskins), dies of cancer at 66
  • Feb 28 Daniel Chipenda, Angolan politician and field commander, dies at 64
  • Feb 29 Duncan Stuart Wilson Fighter pilot-MacDonald, dies at 83
  • Feb 29 Joe Minogue, British journalist, dies at 72
  • Feb 29 John Grant, British rear-admiral (Royal Navy), dies at 87
  • Feb 29 Wes Farrell, American songwriter (The Partridge Family), dies of cancer at 56