What Happened on February 23, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 11th Daytona 500: LeeRoy Yarbrough wins (157.95 MPH)
  • Nayif Hawatimah forms Dem People's Front for Liberation of Palestine
  • WWVU (now WNPB) TV channel 24 in Morgantown, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed McDaniel, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Marc Wauters, Belgian cyclist
  • Michael Campbell, New Zealand golfer, born in Hawera

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Messner, composer, dies at 75