On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in as South African President, replacing Jacob Zuma
  • Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns in a surprise move
  • First known case of transgender woman breastfeeding reported in "Transgender Health Journal" in US
  • Frenchman Pierre Vaultier retains his Olympic snowboard cross title (Sochi 2014) with a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games
  • German figure skaters Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot set new ISU best free skating score of 159.31 on their way to pairs gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
  • German women's luge singles champion Natalie Geisenberger and men's doubles winners Tobias Wendl & Tobias Arlt earn their 2nd Olympic gold medals in Pyeongchang in the team relay event
  • IBU Female Rookie of the Year, Hanna Öberg of Sweden wins individual biathlon gold medal with 4 clean shootings at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; first victory and podium of her career
  • Sochi (2014) Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the US wins the giant slalom at the Pyeongchang Winter Games; also takes combined silver
  • Vancouver (2010) Olympic super-G champion Aksul Lund Svindal of Sweden wins the downhill gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games

Famous Deaths

  • Wynn Irwin, American actor (Lotsa Luck, Sugar Time), dies at 85