February 15: Day of the Week
February 15, 2021 was the 46th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 319 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
- 1946ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, is formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
- 1961Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team, several coaches and family members.
- 1976The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by national referendum.
- 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.
- 1991New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 1996At the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China, a Long March 3 rocket, carrying an Intelsat 708, crashes into a rural village after liftoff, killing many people.
- 2000Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
- 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?
- 1856Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist (d. 1926)
- 1874Sir Ernest Shackleton, Irish Antarctic explorer (d. 1922)
- 1891Dino Borgioli, Italian lyric tenor (d. 1960)
- 1895Earl Thompson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
- 1918Hank Locklin, American country music singer and songwriter (d. 2009)
- 1929Graham Hill, English race car driver (d. 1975)
- 1935Roger Chaffee, astronaut (d. 1967)
- 1941Brian Holland, American songwriter and producer
- 1959Ali Campbell, British singer and songwriter (UB40)
- 1976Óscar Freire, Spanish cyclist
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