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
  • Ed Flanagan, American football center (Pro Bowl 1969, 70, 71, 73; Detroit Lions, San Diego Chargers), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2023)
  • 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)
Born in 1944

Famous Deaths

Leo BaekelandLeo Baekeland (1863-1944)

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

About February 23, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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