February 15: Day of the Week
February 15, 2019 was the 46th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 319 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
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February 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1804The Serbian revolution begins.
- 1949Gerald Lankester Harding and Roland de Vaux begin excavations at Cave 1 of the Qumran Caves, where they will eventually discover the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
- 1961New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1965A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.
- 1971The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
- 1972José María Velasco Ibarra, serving as President of Ecuador for the fifth time, is overthrown by the military for the fourth time.
- 1972Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
- 1989Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan: The Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan.
- 1991The Visegrád Agreement, establishing cooperation to move toward free-market systems, is signed by the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland.
- 2001First draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature.
Who were born on February 15?
- 1748Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher (d. 1832)
- 1792Floride Calhoun, Second Lady of the United States (d. 1866)
- 1812Charles Lewis Tiffany, American jeweler (d. 1902)
- 1947Marisa Berenson, American actress
- 1960Mikey Craig, British musician (Culture Club)
- 1967Kelley Menighan Hensley, American actress
- 1971Ray Sefo, New Zealand kickboxer
- 1974Alexander Wurz, Austrian race car driver
- 1980Conor Oberst, American singer and songwriter (Bright Eyes)
- 1981Jenna Morasca, American model
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