On This Day

February 23, 1980 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Oil tanker explosion off Pilos, Greece, causes 37-mil-gallon spillage

Deaths in History

  • Enrico Celio, Swiss lawyer and President of Switzerland (1943), dies at 90
  • Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician, dies at 62
1980 in History