What Happened on February 23, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Dick Howser retires from managing KC Royals, due to brain tumor
  • Russian Writers Union accepts Boris Pasternak posthumous as member
  • Supernova 1987A in LMC 1st seen; 1st naked-eye supernova since 1604

Famous Deaths

  • Esmond Knight, actor (Black Narcissus, Henry V), dies at 80