On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 40th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt's only Daytona win in his 20th start; snaps a 59-race winless streak

EnglandAngel of the North

The Angel of the North, a large-scale steel sculpture 20 m (66 ft) tall by Antony Gormley is installed at Gateshead, northern England
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The Angel of the North sculpture by Antony Gormley in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England
The Angel of the North sculpture by Antony Gormley in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Cohn, American composer and writer on music, dies at 87
  • Martha Gelhorn, female war correspondent (Reuters), dies at 89