On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 2019

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi scores the 50th hat-trick of his career as Barcelona beats Sevilla, 4-2 in the Spanish La Liga

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Clashes on Venezuelan border kills two as its country's officials try to stop aid getting in

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nigerian presidential election: President Muhammadu Buhari wins re-election defeating Atiku Abubakar, amid violence and a delay, on turnout of 35.6%

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari
  • Roy Hodgson overtakes Sir Bobby Robson as the oldest man to manage a Premier League football club when at 71 years, 198 days his Crystal Palace beats Leicester City, 4-1
  • Sri Lanka becomes first Asian cricket team to clinch a Test series in South Africa chasing down 197 in the 2nd Test in Port Elizabeth; Kusal Mendis 84no, Oshada Fernando 75no

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir declares a national emergency, dismisses the federal government and sacks all state governors

President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir
President of Sudan
Omar al-Bashir

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Masuka, Zimbabwe-born South African jazz singer and activist, dies from complications of a stroke at 83
  • Katherine Helmond, American actress and director (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), dies at 89