Historical Events In February - 15
Sunday, 26 May 2019
1981 Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George NY on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 February - 15.
1986 Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged Philippines presidential election on this day in history.
1987 On this day in history aBC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series
1987 Craig Stadler disqualified from Andy Williams Open for kneeling on a towel to make a shot on February - 15.
1987 On February - 15 nikolai Guljajev becomes world champion skater
1988 On February - 15 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 Israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history soviet military occupation of Afghanistan ends
1989 The last Soviet troops leave Afghanistan, ending nine years of military involvement on February - 15.
1990 On this day in history baseball owners lock out players
1990 U.S. President George Bush meets with Bolivian, Colombian, and Peruvian leaders at an anti-drug summit in Colombia on February - 15.
1991 Freighter with dynamite explodes in Phang Nga Thailand, 120 die on February - 15.
1992 On this day in history 100th episode of "Cops" airs on the Fox Network
1992 On this day in history jeffrey Dahmer found sane & guilty of killing 15 boys
1993 On February - 15 bombings by Mafia drug lords kill 14 in Bogotá Colombia
1994 On this day in history uS asks Aristide to adopt a peace plan from Haiti
1995 On February - 15 burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko, resigns
1995 On February - 15 dow-Jones closes at record 3986.17
1995 On this day in history population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion
1996 Prime Minister Jean Chrétien scuffles with a protestor disrupting Flag Day ceremonies on this day in history.
1997 On this day in history uS female Figure Skating championship won by Tara Lipinski
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 this day in history.
2011 On February - 15 libyan protests begin opposing Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi's rule
2012 United Kingdom unemployment rate reaches 17 year high of 8.4% on this day in history.
2013 Over 1,200 people are injured after a meteor breaks up over Chelyabinsk, Russia on February - 15.
2014 Tammam Salam is elected Prime Minister of Lebanon after a 10 month gridlock on this day in history.