What Happened on February 23, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 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

Person of interestLeo Baekeland

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

Chemist Leo Baekeland
Leo Baekeland