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February 23rd

February 23rd is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 311 days remaining until the end of the year (312 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 23rd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 23rd

1633 Samuel Pepys (diarist)

1685 George Frideric Handel (composer)

George Frideric Handel

1850 César Ritz (founder of the The Ritz London Hotel and the Hôtel Ritz Paris)

1904 William L. Shirer (historian)

1915 Paul Tibbets (pilot of the Enola Gay - the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb)

1932 Majel Barrett (actress)

1940 Peter Fonda (actor)

1955 Howard Jones (singer)

1958 David Sylvian (singer - Japan)

1959 Linda Nolan (singer, actress)

1965 Michael Dell (entrepreneur, founder of Dell Computer)

1965 Helena Suková (tennis player)

1967 Tamsin Greig (actress)

1971 Melinda Messenger (model, TV host)

1981 Gareth Barry (soccer player)

1983 Mido (soccer player)

1983 Emily Blunt (actress)

1994 Dakota Fanning (actress)

2012 Princess Estelle of Sweden.

February 23rd in History

523 Byzantine Emperor Justinian I orders the construction of a cathedral in Constantinople - Hagia Sophia.

1455 First publication of the Gutenberg Bible.

1836 The seige of The Alamo begins.

The Alamo

1883 Alabama is the first state to introduce an anti-trust law.

1896 The Tootsie Roll invented.

1903 Cuba leases Guantanamo Bay to the USA.

1905 Rotary Club founded.

1927 Werner Heisenberg describes the Uncertainty Principle for the first time.

Werner Heisenberg

1941 Plutonium is isolated for the first time.

1947 International Organization for Standardization (ISO) founded.

1954 First mass vaccination of children against polio, in Pittsburgh.

1956 Norma Jean Mortenson changes her name to Marilyn Monroe.

Marilyn Morone

1981 Attempted military coup in Spain.

1997 A small fire occurs on the Russian Mir space station.


February 23rd is also

National Day (Brunei)

Mashramani-Republic Day (Guyana)

Feast of Saint Polycarp (Catholicism)

Day of Motherland's Defender (Russia) - formerly Red Army Day


People born on February 23rd are Pisces


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