On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1944

Historical Events

Battle of Eniwetok

Battle of Eniwetok ends as US forces complete the capture of Parry Island from the Japanese 1st Amphibious Brigade

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Cornwell, English historical novelist
  • James Cousins, British MP
  • John Sandford, American novelist
  • Johnny Winter [John Dawson], American blues guitarist (Silver Train), born in Leland Miss, (d. 2014)
  • Mike Maxfield, British rocker (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)

Famous Deaths

Leo Baekeland

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

1944 Highlights

About February 23, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces