On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 2007

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • A train derails on an evening express service near Grayrigg, Cumbria, England, killing one person and injuring 22. This results in hundreds of points being checked over the UK after a few similar accidents.
  • Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.

Famous Deaths

  • Donnie Brooks, American singer (b. 1936)
  • John Ritchie, British footballer (b. 1941)