On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 2016

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 58th Daytona 500: Denny Hamlin wins closest finish in race history - by just 0.01s from Martin Truex Jr
  • 66th Berlin International Film Festival: Italian documentary "Fire at Sea" wins the Golden Bear
  • Bombings in the Syrian cities of Homs and Damascus kill 140 people, Islamic State claims responsibility

Famous Deaths

  • Pascal Bentoiu, Romanian composer, dies at 88