On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 2018

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Dutch speed skater Kjeld Nuis wins his second gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the 1,000m; also 1,500m champion
  • Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova wins the women's singles gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; earlier sets a new ISU best short program score of 82.92
  • Study suggests earliest European Palaeolithic artwork in Spain made by Neanderthals not humans in "Science Journal"

Famous Deaths

  • Lewis Gilbert, British director, producer and screenwriter (You Only Live Twice, Sink the Bismarck!), dies at 97