On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 2021

Historical Events

  • Major winter storm in the US stretches from Texas to Maine killing at least 31, with over 3 million without power in Texas
  • Nigerian Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala becomes the first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization
  • UK is the first European country to require travellers from COVID 'hotspots' to isolate in quarantine hotels, following other countries such as Australia, NZ and Singapore

Famous Deaths

  • (Juan) "Johnny" Pacheco, Dominican-American salsa flutist, bandleader, composer, record producer and label executive (Fania Records), dies at 85 [1]
  • Leopoldo Luque, Argentine soccer striker (43 caps; River Plate), dies from COVID-19 at 71
  • Vincent Jackson, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 2009, 11, 12; SD Chargers, TB Buccaneers), dies at 38
2021 Highlights

About February 15, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 21 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Family Day (Canada), Washington's Birthday (United States)

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius