On This Day

Historical Events on February 14 (Part 2)

  • 2014 For the first time in men's figure skating, all 3 Olympic singles medalists are of Asian descent; Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan) gold, Patrick Chan (Canada) and Denis Ten (Kazakhstan)
  • 2014 Swiss cross country skier Dario Cologna wins his 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the 15k classical; also wins 30k skiathlon
  • 2016 69th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Revenant" Best Film, Alejandro González Iñárritu Best Director
  • 2016 NBA All-Star Game, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON: West beats East, 196-173; MVP: Russell Westbrook, OKC Thunder, G

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 Laureus World Sports Awards, Monte-Carlo Sporting, Monaco: Sportsman: Usain Bolt; Sportswoman: Simone Biles; Team: Chicago Cubs

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
Gymnast Simone Biles
Gymnast
Simone Biles
  • 2018 South African President Jacob Zuma resigns from office
  • 2018 Ex-student Nikolas Cruz shoots and kills 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida, before being captured

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2018 American snowboarder Shaun White wins an unprecedented 3rd Olympic halfpipe gold medal (previous 2006, 10) at the Pyeongchang Winter Games

Snowboarder Shaun White
Snowboarder
Shaun White
  • 2018 Dutch speed skater Jorien ter Mors wins her 3rd career Olympic gold medal in the 1,000m at Pyeongchang; 1,500m and team pursuit champion in Sochi (2014)
  • 2019 Amazon cancels plans to build a corporate campus in Long Island, Queens, New York after widespread opposition
  • 2019 US Senate confirms William Barr as Attorney General
  • 2019 Explosive-packed vehicle rams paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir killing at least 40. Islamic group Jaish-e-Mohammad claim responsibility.
  • 2019 Egyptian parliament approves measures to enable President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to extend his rule till 2034
  • 2019 Colombian Juan Carlos Sánchez Latorre jailed for sexual abuse of 276 children in Barranquilla
  • 2019 JP Morgan is the first bank to create its own crypto-currency JPM Coin
  • 2019 Singer Ryan Adams accused of sexual misconduct towards younger upcoming female singers in a report by "The New York Times"
  • 2019 OKC guard Russell Westbrook makes a triple-double (44 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists) in an NBA record 11th consecutive game as the Thunder go down, 131-122 in New Orleans
  • 2020 UEFA places 2 year ban on Manchester City from European club competition for committing "serious breaches" of club licensing and financial fair play regulations; EPL champions also fined €30million
  • 2020 More than 800,000 people displaced from their homes in north-western Syria amid assault by Syrian pro-government forces on last rebel stronghold