On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Mr Wonderful" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 383 performances
  • The founding congress of the Senegalese Popular Bloc is opened in Dakar

Famous Deaths

  • John Friend Mahoney, American physician who pioneered the treatment of syphilis with penicillin, dies at 67
  • Marika Ninou, Greek singer (b. 1918)