February 23, 1944 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Forced deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people to Central Asia.

Birthdays in History

  • Bernard Cornwell, English historical novelist
  • James Cousins, British MP
  • John Sandford, American novelist

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Leo Baekeland, Belgian-American inventor (bakelite plastics), dies at 80

Chemist Leo Baekeland
Chemist
Leo Baekeland
  • Leo Hendrick Baekeland, inventor (Bakelite), dies