February 15: Day of the Week
February 15, 2016 is the 46th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 320 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1764The city of St. Louis, Missouri is established.
- 1804The Serbian revolution begins.
- 1835The first constitutional law in modern Serbia is adopted.
- 1862American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant attacks Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
- 1954Canada and the United States agree to construct the Distant Early Warning Line, a system of radar stations in the far northern Arctic regions of Canada and Alaska.
- 1961Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team, several coaches and family members.
- 1982The drilling rig Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 84 workers.
- 1991The Visegrád Agreement, establishing cooperation to move toward free-market systems, is signed by the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland.
- 1994Standard of the President of Russia is established.
- 2037New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Snake in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 15?
- 1710King Louis XV of France (d. 1774)
- 1873Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1964)
- 1882John Barrymore, American actor (d. 1942)
- 1908Sarto Fournier, Quebec politician (d. 1980)
- 1909Guillermo Gorostiza Paredes, Spanish footballer (d. 1966)
- 1918Allan Arbus, American actor
- 1950Hark Tsui, Hong Kong film director
- 1960Roman Kostrzewski, Polish heavy metal musician
- 1971Renée O'Connor, American actress and director
- 1979Scott Severin, Scottish footballer
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