On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1999

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Sport awardSports Awards

7th ESPY Awards: Mark McGwire, Chamique Holdsclaw win

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Abdullah Ă–calan, leader of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party, widely recognized as terrorist organization), was arrested in Kenya.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wayne Gretzky records 5 assists in NY Rangers' 7-4 win over the Predators; takes a 1,000 point lead over Gordie Howe in all time NHL scoring lead; Gretzky's only appearance in Nashville

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Famous Deaths

  • Big L, American rapper (b. 1974)
  • Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1926)
  • Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, dies at 86