February 14: Day of the Week
February 14, 2017 was the 45th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 320 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
February 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1556Thomas Cranmer is declared a heretic.
- 1849In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
- 1942Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
- 1943World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
- 1943World War II: Tunisia Campaign – General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim’s Fifth Panzer Army launches a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.
- 1966Australian currency is decimalised.
- 1979In Kabul, Setami Milli militants kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
- 1983United American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher, is later convicted of fraud.
- 199092 people are killed aboard Indian Airlines Flight 605 at Bangalore, India.
- 2010New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Tiger in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 14?
- 1766Thomas Robert Malthus, English demographer and political economist (d. 1834)
- 1819Christopher Sholes, American inventor (d. 1890)
- 1921Hazel McCallion, Canadian politician and 3rd mayor of Mississauga, Ontario
- 1944Carl Bernstein, American journalist
- 1955Ronald Desruelles, Belgian athlete
- 1967Mark Rutte, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
- 1985John Prats, Filipino Actor and Dancer
- 1986Tiffany Thornton, American actress
- 1989Emma Miskew, Canadian curler
- 1994Paul Butcher, Jr., American actor
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