On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Carol Heiss wins the women's figure skating gold medal at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics; US takes the singles double after David Jenkins wins men's event
  • Demolition begins on Brooklyn's Ebbets Field (opened in 1913)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Griffin, Australian politician, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Gloria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis, born in Stuttgart, Germany

Person of interestNaruhito

Naruhito, Emperor of Japan (2019-), born in Tokyo, Japan

Emperor of Japan Naruhito
Emperor of Japan