Historical Events In February - 15
Saturday, 23 March 2019
1981 Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George NY on February - 15.
1981 Jack Crapp, cricketer (7 Tests for England 1948-49, 319 runs), dies on this day in history.
1982 Eighty-four workers die when an oil drilling rig sinks off the coast of Newfoundland during a storm on February - 15.
1982 On this day in history off the Newfoundlandthe oil drilling rig Ocean Ranger capsizes and sinks in 18 m waves during a fierce storm on the Grand Banks 315 km east of St. John's; all 84 crewmen, 56 of whom are Newfoundlanders, drown in worst marine disaster in Canada
1984 500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq on February - 15.
1985 STS 51-E vehicle moves to launch pad on February - 15.
1985 World chess championship match abandoned-Karpov 25, Kasparov 23 on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history ferdinand Marcos wins rigged Philippines presidential election
1987 ABC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series on February - 15.
1987 Craig Stadler disqualified from Andy Williams Open for kneeling on a towel to make a shot on February - 15.
1987 On this day in history nikolai Guljajev becomes world champion skater
1988 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on February - 15.
1989 Israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt on February - 15.
1989 On February - 15 soviet military occupation of Afghanistan ends
1989 The last Soviet troops leave Afghanistan, ending nine years of military involvement on this day in history.
1990 Baseball owners lock out players on February - 15.
1990 On February - 15 u.S. President George Bush meets with Bolivian, Colombian, and Peruvian leaders at an anti-drug summit in Colombia.
1991 On February - 15 freighter with dynamite explodes in Phang Nga Thailand, 120 die
1992 100th episode of "Cops" airs on the Fox Network on February - 15.
1992 Jeffrey Dahmer found sane & guilty of killing 15 boys on February - 15.
1993 Bombings by Mafia drug lords kill 14 in Bogotá Colombia on February - 15.
1994 On February - 15 uS asks Aristide to adopt a peace plan from Haiti
1995 On this day in history burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko, resigns
1995 Dow-Jones closes at record 3986.17 on this day in history.
1995 Population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion on February - 15.
1996 Prime Minister Jean Chrétien scuffles with a protestor disrupting Flag Day ceremonies on this day in history.
1997 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tara Lipinski on February - 15.
1997 On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldridge
1998 Dale Eggeling wins Los Angeles Women's Golf Championship on February - 15.
1999 Fire blazes through a nightclub in Taichung, Taiwan, killing 64 people on February - 15.
2011 On this day in history libyan protests begin opposing Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi's rule
2012 On February - 15 united Kingdom unemployment rate reaches 17 year high of 8.4%
2013 On this day in history over 1,200 people are injured after a meteor breaks up over Chelyabinsk, Russia
2014 Tammam Salam is elected Prime Minister of Lebanon after a 10 month gridlock on February - 15.