What Happened on February 23, 2008

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 28th Golden Raspberry Awards: "I Know Who Killed Me" wins
  • a B-2 Spirit of the USAF crashes at Guam. The crew survived but the aircraft was written off, making it the most expensive air crash in human history (the aircraft alone cost $1.2Bn). The B-2 had a perfect safety record before the crash; not one B-2 ever crashed.

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas Fraser, Scottish pilot, first to land at Newfoundland Airport on January 11, 1938 (b. 1916)
  • Janez Drnovšek, Slovenian prime minister and president (b. 1950)
  • Paul Frère, Belgian race car driver and motorsport journalist (b. 1917)