On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1998

Historical Events

CarDaytona 500

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

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Dale Earnhardt

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
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Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Cohn, American composer and writer on music, dies at 87
  • Martha Gelhorn, female war correspondent (Reuters), dies at 89
  • Martha Gellhorn, American novelist and journalist who was one of the first female war correspondents, dies at 89
1998 Highlights

About February 15, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius