February 15: Day of the Week
February 15, 2020 was the 46th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 320 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 590Khosrau II is crowned king of Persia.
- 1942World War II: The Fall of Singapore. Following an assault by Japanese forces, the British General Arthur Percival surrenders. About 80,000 Indian, United Kingdom and Australian soldiers become prisoners of war, the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history. The Sook Ching massacre begins.
- 1961New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 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.
- 1982The drilling rig Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 84 workers.
- 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.
- 1994Standard of the President of Russia is established.
- 2003Protests against the Iraq war take place in over 600 cities worldwide. It is estimated that between 8 million to 30 million people participate, making this the largest peace demonstration in history.
Who were born on February 15?
- 1907Cesar Romero, American actor (d. 1994)
- 1934Graham Kennedy, Australian actor (d. 2005)
- 1935Gene Hickerson, American football player (d. 2008)
- 1947John Coolidge Adams, American composer
- 1947Rusty Hamer, American actor (d. 1990)
- 1971Renée O'Connor, American actress and director
- 1972Jaromír Jágr, Czech hockey player
- 1973Sarah Wynter, Australian actress
- 1978Tuan Le, American poker player
- 1986Valeri Bojinov, Bulgarian footballer
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