On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 2003

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Music awardsGrammy Awards

45th Grammy Awards: Don't Know Why, Norah Jones wins

Singer and Pianist Norah Jones
Singer and Pianist
Norah Jones
  • 49th National Film Awards (India): "Dweepa" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 56th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Pianist" Best Film, Roman Polanski Best Director

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Paul Rudd (33) weds publicist Julie Yaeger

Actor Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd

Famous Deaths

  • Howard "Howie" Epstein, American bass guitarist (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), dies from an overdose at 47
  • Robert K. Merton, American sociologist (b. 1910)
  • Robert K. Meston, American sociologist (functionalism), dies at 92