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February 15 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 15th:
February 15th - Deaths:
1145 – Pope Lucius II
1621 – Michael Praetorius - German composer (b. 1571)
1637 – Ferdinand II - Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1578)
1738 – Matthias Braun - Czech sculptor (b. 1684)
1775 – Peter Dens - Flemish Catholic theologian (b. 1690)
1781 – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing - German author & philosopher (b. 1729)
1818 – Friedrich Ludwig - Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen, Prussian general (b. 1746)
1835 – Henry Hunt - British politician (b. 1773)
1839 – Chevalier de Lorimier - Quebec notary (b. 1803)
1843 – Theodoros Kolokotronis - Greek military figure (b. 1770)
1844 – Henry Addington - 1st Viscount Sidmouth, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1757)
1847 – Germinal Pierre Dandelin - Belgian mathematician (b. 1794)
1848 – Hermann von Boyen - Prussian field marshal (b. 1771)
1849 – Pierre François Verhulst - Belgian mathematician (b. 1804)
1857 – Mikhail Glinka - Russian composer (b. 1804)
1869 – Mirza Ghalib - Indian poet (b. 1796)
1905 – Lew Wallace - Union general in the American Civil War & novelist (b. 1827)
1911 – Theodor Escherich - German pediatrician (b. 1859)
1924 – Lionel Monckton - English composer for the musical theatre (b. 1861)
1928 – H. H. Asquith - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1852)
1932 – Minnie Maddern Fiske - American actress (b. 1865)
1939 – Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin - Russian painter (b. 1878)
1956 – Vincent de Moro-Giafferi - French criminal attorney (b. 1878)
1959 – Owen Willans Richardson - British physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1879)
1961 – Bradley Lord - American figure skater (b. 1939)
1961 – Laurence Owen - American figure skater (b. 1944)
1964 – Robert L. Thornton - American businessman & politician (b. 1880)
1965 – Nat King Cole - American singer & musician (b. 1919)
1966 – Camilo Torres Restrepo - Colombian Roman Catholic priest, member of the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group (b. 1929)
1966 – Gerard Ciołek - Polish architect (b. 1909)
1970 – Sir Hugh Dowding - commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (b. 1882)
1971 – Dimitrios Loundras - Greek gymnast (b. 1885)
1973 – Wally Cox - American actor (b. 1924)
1973 – Tim Holt - American actor (b. 1919)
1974 – Kurt Atterberg - Swedish composer (b. 1887)
1981 – Mike Bloomfield - American musician (b. 1943)
1981 – Karl Richter - German conductor (b. 1926)
1984 – Ethel Merman - American singer & actress (b. 1908)
1988 – Richard Feynman - American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1918)
1992 – María Elena Moyano - Peruvian activist (b. 1960)
1992 – William Schuman - American composer (b. 1910)
1996 – Tommy Rettig - American actor (b. 1941)
1996 – McLean Stevenson - American actor (b. 1929)
1996 – Lucio Agostini - Canadian composer & conductor (b. 1913)
1998 – Georgios Mylonas - Greek politician (b. 1919)
1998 – Louie Spicolli - American professional wrestler (b. 1971)
1999 – Big L - American rapper (b. 1974)
1999 – Henry Way Kendall - American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1926)
2002 – Howard K. Smith - American journalist (b. 1914)
2002 – Kevin Smith - New Zealand actor (b. 1963)
2004 – Jens Evensen - Norwegian minister & jurist (b. 1917)
2004 – Jan Miner - American actress (b. 1917)
2005 – Samuel T. Francis - American journalist (b. 1947)
2005 – Pierre Bachelet - French singer & songwriter (b. 1944)
2007 – Walker Edmiston - actor (b. 1926)
2007 – Ray Evans - American songwriter (b. 1915)
2008 – Amnon Netzer - Iranian-Israeli historian (b. 1934)
2008 – Ashley Callie - South African actress (b. 1976)
2009 – Joe Cuba - Puerto-Rican musician (b. 1931)
2009 – Dr. Diether H. Haenicke - university president (b. 1935)


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February 15 - Births

Calendar Date February 15th:
February 15th - Births:
1458 – Ivan the Young - Ruler of Tver (d. 1490)
1471 – Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici - ruler of Florence (d. 1503)
1564 – Galileo Galilei - Italian astronomer & physicist (d. 1642)
1571 – Michael Praetorius - German composer (d. 1621)
1620 – François Charpentier - French archaeologist (d. 1702)
1705 – Charles-André van Loo - French painter (d. 1765)
1710 – King Louis XV of France (d. 1774)
1725 – Abraham Clark - American founding father (d. 1794)
1734 – William Stacy - Continental Army officer, & pioneer to the Ohio Country (d. 1802)
1739 – Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart - French architect (d. 1813)
1748 – Jeremy Bentham - English philosopher (d. 1832)
1759 – Friedrich August Wolf - German archaeologist (d. 1824)
1792 – Floride Calhoun - Second Lady of the United States (d. 1866)
1809 – Cyrus McCormick - American inventor (d. 1884)
1809 – André Dumont - Belgian geologist (d. 1857)
1812 – Charles Lewis Tiffany - American jeweler (d. 1902)
1820 – Susan B. Anthony - American suffragist (d. 1906)
1825 – Carter Harrison - Sr., American politician (d. 1893)
1835 – Demetrius Vikelas - Greek author (d. 1908)
1840 – Titu Maiorescu - Romanian Prime Minister (d. 1917)
1841 – Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles - Brazilian politician (d. 1913)
1845 – Elihu Root - American statesman, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1937)
1847 – Robert Fuchs - Austrian composer (d. 1927)
1849 – Sir Rickman Godlee - English surgeon (d. 1925)
1856 – Emil Kraepelin - German psychiatrist (d. 1926)
1861 – Charles Edouard Guillaume - French physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1938)
1861 – Alfred North Whitehead - English mathematician & philosopher (d. 1947)
1873 – Hans von Euler-Chelpin - German chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1964)
1874 – Sir Ernest Shackleton - Irish Antarctic explorer (d. 1922)
1877 – Louis Renault - French automobile executive (d. 1944)
1882 – John Barrymore - American actor (d. 1942)
1883 – Sax Rohmer - English author (d. 1959)
1890 – Robert Ley - Nazi official (d. 1945)
1892 – James Forrestal - 1st United States Secretary of Defense (d. 1949)
1893 – Walter Donaldson - American songwriter (d. 1947)
1895 – Earl Thomson - Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
1896 – Arthur Shields - Irish actor (d. 1970)
1898 – Totò - Italian actor & composer (d. 1967)
1898 – Allen Woodring - American runner (d. 1982)
1899 – Georges Auric - French composer (d. 1983)
1899 – Gale Sondergaard - American actress (d. 1985)
1904 – Antonin Magne - French cyclist (d. 1983)
1905 – Harold Arlen - American composer (d. 1986)
1907 – Jean Langlais - French composer & organist (d. 1991)
1907 – Cesar Romero - American actor (d. 1994)
1908 – Sarto Fournier - Quebec politician (d. 1980)
1909 – Miep Gies - Dutch biographer of Anne Frank (d. 2010)
1909 – Guillermo Gorostiza Paredes - Spanish footballer (d. 1966)
1910 – Irena Sendler - Polish social worker (d. 2008)
1911 – Leonard Woodcock - American labor union official & diplomat (d. 2001)
1913 – Erich Eliskases - Austrian chess player (d. 1997)
1914 – Hale Boggs - American politician (d. 1972)
1914 – Kevin McCarthy - American actor
1916 – Mary Jane Croft - American actress (d. 1999)
1918 – Allan Arbus - American actor
1918 – Hank Locklin - American country music singer & songwriter (d. 2009)
1920 – Endicott Peabody - 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1997)
1921 – Radha Krishna Choudhary - Indian historian & writer (d. 1985)
1922 – John Bayard Anderson - American politician
1923 – Yelena Bonner - Russian human rights activist, widow of Andrei Sakharov
1927 – Harvey Korman - American actor & comedian (d. 2008)
1929 – Graham Hill - English race car driver (d. 1975)
1929 – James Schlesinger - American politician
1930 – Nico Minardos - American actor
1931 – Claire Bloom - British actress
1931 – Geoff Edwards - American television game show host
1934 – Graham Kennedy - Australian actor (d. 2005)
1934 – Niklaus Wirth - Swiss computer scientist
1935 – Susan Brownmiller - American feminist & writer
1935 – Roger Chaffee - astronaut (d. 1967)
1935 – Gene Hickerson - American football player
1937 – Gregory Mcdonald - American author
1939 – Ole Ellefsæter - Norwegian cross-country skier
1939 – Robert Hansen - American serial killer
1940 – John Hadl - American football player
1940 – Hamzah Haz - Indonesian politician
1941 – Florinda Bolkan - Brazilian actress
1941 – Brian Holland - American songwriter & producer
1944 – Mick Avory - British drummer (The Kinks)
1945 – John Helliwell - British musician (Supertramp)
1945 – Douglas Hofstadter - American academic & writer
1946 – Esko Seppänen - Finnish politician
1947 – John Coolidge Adams - American composer
1947 – Marisa Berenson - American actress
1947 – David Brown - American musician (Santana) (d. 2000)
1947 – Rusty Hamer - American actor (d. 1990)
1948 – Ron Cey - American baseball player
1948 – Tino Insana - American voice actor
1948 – Art Spiegelman - American cartoonist
1949 – Ken Anderson - American football player
1949 – Hans Graf - Austrian conductor
1950 – Hark Tsui - Hong Kong film director
1951 – Melissa Manchester - American singer
1951 – Jane Seymour - British actress
1953 – Tony Adams - Irish film producer (d. 2005)
1954 – Matt Groening - American cartoonist
1954 – Armand Parmentier - Belgian athlete
1955 – Christopher McDonald - American actor
1955 – Janice Dickinson - American Ex-Supermodel
1956 – Hitoshi Ogawa - Japanese racing driver (d. 1992)
1957 – Jimmy Spencer - American race car driver
1957 – Steve Farhood - American boxing historian & analyst
1958 – Chrystine Brouillet - Quebec novelist
1958 – Matthew Ward - American singer, (Second Chapter of Acts), songwriter & author
1959 – Ali Campbell - British singer & songwriter (UB40)
1959 – Brian Propp - Canadian hockey player
1959 – Hugo Savinovich - Ecuadorian wrestler
1960 – Mikey Craig - British musician (Culture Club)
1960 – Roman Kostrzewski - Polish heavy metal musician
1960 – Darrell Green - American football player
1964 – Chris Farley - American actor & comedian (d. 1997)
1964 – Leland D. Melvin - NASA astronaut
1964 – Mark Price - American basketball player
1967 – Jane Child - Canadian musician
1967 – Kelley Menighan Hensley - American actress
1968 – Axelle Red - Belgian singer & songwriter
1968 – Mieke Suys - Belgian triathlete
1969 – Josh Marshall - American journalist
1969 – Bryan Williams - American record executive & rapper
1970 – Craig Gass - American impressionist & comedian
1971 – Alex Borstein - American actress
1971 – Renée O'Connor - American actress & director
1971 – Ray Sefo - New Zealand kickboxer
1972 – Jaromír Jágr - Czech hockey player
1973 – Kateřina Neumannová - Czech cross country skier
1973 – Amy Van Dyken - American swimmer
1973 – Sarah Wynter - Australian actress
1974 – Miranda July - American performance artist
1974 – Gina Lynn - American porn actress
1974 – Tomi Putaansuu - Finnish singer (Lordi)
1974 – Ugueth Urbina - Venezuelan Major League Baseball player
1974 – Alexander Wurz - Austrian race car driver
1975 – Serge Aubin - Canadian hockey player
1975 – Brendon Small - American comedian & animator
1976 – Brandon Boyd - American musician (Incubus)
1976 – Óscar Freire - Spanish cyclist
1976 – Giorgos Karagoutis - Greek basketball player
1976 – Ronnie Vannucci Jr. - American musician (The Killers)
1977 – Brooks Wackerman - American musician
1978 – Kimberly Goss - American singer & musician (Sinergy)
1978 – Tuan Le - American poker player
1979 – Alenka Kejžar - Slovenian swimmer
1979 – Josh Low - English footballer
1979 – Gordon Shedden - Scottish race car driver
1980 – Conor Oberst - American singer & songwriter (Bright Eyes)
1981 – Matt Hoopes - American musician (Relient K)
1981 – Olivia Longott - American singer
1981 – Diego Martínez - Mexican footballer
1981 – Jenna Morasca - American model
1983 – Ashley Tesoro - American actress & singer
1983 – Russell Martin - Canadian baseball player
1983 – Philipp Degen - Swiss football player
1984 – Meera Jasmine - Indian actress
1984 – Dorota Rabczewska - Polish singer (Virgin)
1986 – Gabriel Paletta - Argentine footballer
1986 – Amber Riley - American actress
1987 – Jarrod Sammut - Australian-Maltese rugby league player, Penrith Panthers
1988 – Hironori Kusano - Japanese singer
1990 – Erwin Sak - Polish footballer


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February 15 - General (Calendar Date)

February 15th - Basic Facts:
  • February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 319 days remaining until the end of the year (320 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is February 14
  • Next day is February 16.
February 15th Births (Here)

February 15th Deaths (Here)

February 15 Events:

590 – Khosrau II is crowned king of Persia.
1637 – Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
1764 – The city of St. Louis in Missouri is established.
1804 – Serbian revolution started.
1805 – The Harmony Society is officially formed.
1835 – The first constitutional law in modern Serbia was adopted.
1852 – First patient admitted to Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London.
1862 – General Ulysses S. Grant attacks Fort Donelson, Tennessee (American Civil War).
1879 – American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
1898 – The USS Maine explodes & sinks in Havana harbor in Cuba, killing more than 260. This event leads the United States to declare war on Spain. (Spanish-American War)
1906 – British Labour Party is first organised.
1909 – Flores Theater fire in Acapulco, Mexico kills 250.
1933 – Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead shoots Chicago, Illinois Mayor Anton J. Cermak, who subsequently dies of his wounds on March 6, 1933.
1942 – The Fall of Singapore - following an assault by Japanese forces, the British General Arthur Percival surrenders. World War II, the Sook Ching massacre begins.
1944 – The assault on Monte Cassino, Italy, begins. (World War II)
1950 – The Soviet Union & the People's Republic of China sign a mutual defense treaty.
1952 – King George VI is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
1961 – Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium - kills 73 people, including the entire US figure skating team.
1965 – Red-&-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada.
1971 – Decimal Day - decimalisation of British coinage is completed.
1972 – Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
1976 – The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by the national referendum.
1982 – The drilling rig Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 84 rig workers.
1989 – Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan (Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan).
1991 – The Visegrád Agreement - move toward free-market systems in Czechoslovakia, Hungary & Poland.
1996 – At the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China, a Long March 3 rocket, carrying an Intelsat 708, crashes into a rural village after liftoff.
1999 – Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party), is arrested in Kenya.
2000 – Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam following a steam generator failure.
2001 – Human Genome Project - First draft of the complete genome is published in Nature.
2005 – YouTube, the Internet site is launched in the United States.


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