What Happened on February 23, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Sarava" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 140 performances
  • Frank Peterson Jr named 1st black general in Marine Corps

Music releaseAlbum Release

George Harrison releases "George Harrison" album

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison

Famous Birthdays

  • D-Roc [D'Angelo Holmes], American rapper (Ying Yang Twins), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • W.A.C. Bennett, Canadian politician, dies at 78