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23rd of February 0303 EVENT Roman Emperor Diocletian orders the destruction of the Christian church in Nicomedia, beginning eight years of Diocletianic Persecution.
23rd of February 1455 EVENT Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type.
23rd of February 1660 EVENT Charles XI becomes King of Sweden.
23rd of February 1739 EVENT Richard Palmer is identified at York Castle, by his former schoolteacher, as the outlaw Dick Turpin.
23rd of February 1778 EVENT American Revolution: Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to help to train the Continental Army.
23rd of February 1820 EVENT Cato Street Conspiracy: A plot to murder all the British cabinet ministers is exposed.
23rd of February 1836 EVENT The Battle of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
23rd of February 1846 EVENT John Henry Newman leaves the Church of England and is received into the Roman Catholic Church.
23rd of February 1847 EVENT Mexican-American War: Battle of Buena Vista : In Mexico, American troops under General Zachary Taylor defeat Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.
23rd of February 1848 EVENT The French Revolution of 1848, which would lead to the establishment of the French Second Republic, begins.
23rd of February 1854 EVENT The official independence of the Orange Free State is declared.
23rd of February 1861 EVENT President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C., after the thwarting of an alleged assassination plot in Baltimore, Maryland.
23rd of February 1870 EVENT In the United States, post-Civil War military control of Mississippi ends and it is readmitted to the Union.
23rd of February 1883 EVENT Alabama becomes the first U.S. state to enact an antitrust law.
23rd of February 1886 EVENT Charles Martin Hall produced the first samples of man-made aluminum, after several years of intensive work. He was assisted in this project by his older sister Julia Brainerd Hall.
23rd of February 1887 EVENT The French Riviera is hit by a large earthquake, killing around 2,000.
23rd of February 1896 EVENT The Tootsie Roll is invented.
23rd of February 1898 EVENT Emile Zola is imprisoned in France after writing "J'accuse", a letter accusing the French government of anti-Semitism and wrongfully imprisoning Captain Alfred Dreyfus.
23rd of February 1900 EVENT In South Africa, Boers and British troops fight in the Battle of Hart's Hill.
23rd of February 1903 EVENT Cuba leases Guantanamo Bay to the United States "in perpetuity".
23rd of February 1905 EVENT Chicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen meet for lunch to form the Rotary Club, the world's first service club.
23rd of February 1909 EVENT The AEA Silver Dart makes the first powered flight in Canada and the British Empire.
23rd of February 1917 EVENT First demonstrations in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The beginning of the February Revolution.
23rd of February 1918 EVENT First victory of Red Army over the Kaiser's German troops near Narva and Pskov. In honor of this victory, the date is celebrated from 1923 onward as "Red Army Day"; it is renamed Defender of the Fatherland Day after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, and is colloquially known as "Men's Day".
23rd of February 1927 EVENT The Federal Radio Commission (later renamed the Federal Communications Commission) begins to regulate the use of radio frequencies in the United States.
23rd of February 1927 EVENT German theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg writes a letter to fellow physicist Wolfgang Pauli, in which he describes his uncertainty principle for the first time.
23rd of February 1934 EVENT Leopold III becomes King of Belgium.
23rd of February 1941 EVENT Plutonium is first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.
23rd of February 1942 EVENT World War II: Japanese submarines fire artillery shells at the California coastline near Santa Barbara.
23rd of February 1943 EVENT A fire breaks out at St. Joseph's Orphanage, County Cavan, Ireland, killing 36 people (35 of whom are children).
23rd of February 1944 EVENT The Soviet Union begins the forced deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people from the North Caucasus to Central Asia.
23rd of February 1945 EVENT World War II: The 11th Airborne Division, with Filipino guerrillas, free the captives of the Los Banos internment camp.
23rd of February 1945 EVENT World War II: Capitulation of German garrison in Poznan. The city is liberated by Soviet and Polish forces.
23rd of February 1945 EVENT World War II: The German town of Pforzheim is completely destroyed in a raid by 379 British bombers.
23rd of February 1945 EVENT World War II: During the Battle of Iwo Jima, a group of United States Marines and a commonly forgotten U.S. Navy Corpsman, reach the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and are photographed raising the American flag.
23rd of February 1945 EVENT World War II: The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is liberated by American forces.
23rd of February 1947 EVENT The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is founded.
23rd of February 1954 EVENT The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine begins in Pittsburgh.
23rd of February 1955 EVENT First meeting of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).
23rd of February 1958 EVENT Cuban rebels kidnap 5-time world driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio.
23rd of February 1966 EVENT In Syria, Baath party member Salah Jadid leads an intra-party military coup that replaces the previous government of General Amin Hafiz, also a Baathist.
23rd of February 1974 EVENT The Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst.
23rd of February 1980 EVENT Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini states that Iran's parliament will decide the fate of the American embassy hostages.
23rd of February 1981 EVENT In Spain, Antonio Tejero attempts a coup d'etat by capturing the Spanish Congress of Deputies.
23rd of February 1983 EVENT The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.
23rd of February 1987 EVENT Supernova 1987a is seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
23rd of February 1991 EVENT Gulf War: Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Iraq, thus beginning the ground phase of the war.
23rd of February 1991 EVENT In Thailand, General Sunthorn Kongsompong leads a bloodless coup d'etat, deposing Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan.
23rd of February 1997 EVENT A small fire occurs in the Russian Space station, Mir.
23rd of February 1998 EVENT Osama bin Laden publishes a fatwa declaring jihad against all Jews and "Crusaders"; the latter term is commonly interpreted to refer to the people of Europe and the United States.
23rd of February 1998 EVENT In the United States, tornadoes in central Florida destroy or damage 2,600 structures and kill 42.
23rd of February 1999 EVENT Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.
23rd of February 1999 EVENT An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtur, killing 31.
23rd of February 2005 EVENT The controversial French law on colonialism is passed, requiring teachers to teach the "positive values of colonialism". After public outcry, it is repealed at the beginning of 2006.
23rd of February 2007 EVENT 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.
23rd of February 2008 EVENT A United States Air Force B-2 Spirit crashes on Guam. It is the first operational loss of a B-2.
23rd of February 2010 EVENT Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million liters of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy, causing an environmental disaster.
23rd of February 1417 BIRTHDAY Pope Paul II (d. 1471)
23rd of February 1443 BIRTHDAY Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, King of Hungary and Croatia (d. 1490)
23rd of February 1583 BIRTHDAY Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)
23rd of February 1633 BIRTHDAY Samuel Pepys, English naval administrator and man of letters, posthumously famous as a diarist (d. 1703)
23rd of February 1646 BIRTHDAY Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)
23rd of February 1648 BIRTHDAY Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)
23rd of February 1680 BIRTHDAY Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, French colonizer and Governor of Louisiana (d. 1767)
23rd of February 1685 BIRTHDAY George Frideric Handel, German/British Baroque composer (d. 1759)
23rd of February 1723 BIRTHDAY Richard Price, Welsh philosopher (d. 1791)
23rd of February 1729 BIRTHDAY Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (d. 1809)
23rd of February 1744 BIRTHDAY Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (d. 1812)
23rd of February 1809 BIRTHDAY William Sprague, American minister and politician from Michigan (d. 1868)
23rd of February 1840 BIRTHDAY Frederick Wicks, English author and inventor (d. 1910)
23rd of February 1842 BIRTHDAY Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (d. 1906)
23rd of February 1850 BIRTHDAY Cesar Ritz, Swiss hotelier (d. 1918)
23rd of February 1868 BIRTHDAY W. E. B. Du Bois, American civil rights leader (d. 1963)
23rd of February 1873 BIRTHDAY Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (d. 1929)
23rd of February 1874 BIRTHDAY Konstantin Pats, Estonian president (d. 1956)
23rd of February 1878 BIRTHDAY Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian painter and art theorist (d. 1935)
23rd of February 1883 BIRTHDAY Karl Jaspers, German philosopher (d. 1969)
23rd of February 1889 BIRTHDAY Victor Fleming, American director (d. 1949)
23rd of February 1889 BIRTHDAY John Gilbert Winant, American politician (d. 1947)
23rd of February 1889 BIRTHDAY Musidora, French actress and director (d. 1957)
23rd of February 1891 BIRTHDAY Harold Horder, Australian rugby league player (d. 1978)
23rd of February 1899 BIRTHDAY Norman Taurog, American film director (d. 1981)
23rd of February 1899 BIRTHDAY Erich Kastner, German writer (d. 1974)
23rd of February 1901 BIRTHDAY Edgar Ende, German painter (d. 1965)
23rd of February 1904 BIRTHDAY Terence Fisher, English film director (d. 1980)
23rd of February 1904 BIRTHDAY William L. Shirer, American historian (d. 1993)
23rd of February 1904 BIRTHDAY Leopold Trepper, Soviet spy (d. 1982)
23rd of February 1908 BIRTHDAY William McMahon, twentieth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1988)
23rd of February 1914 BIRTHDAY Theofiel Middelkamp, Dutch cyclist (d. 2005)
23rd of February 1915 BIRTHDAY Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General and pilot of B-29 "Enola Gay" over Hiroshima (d. 2007)
23rd of February 1915 BIRTHDAY Jon Hall, American actor (d. 1979)
23rd of February 1918 BIRTHDAY Richard G. Butler, founder of Aryan Nations (d. 2004)
23rd of February 1920 BIRTHDAY Paul Gerin-Lajoie, Canadian politician
23rd of February 1923 BIRTHDAY Rafael Addiego Bruno, Uruguayan politician
23rd of February 1923 BIRTHDAY Yiannis Grivas, Greek judge, 87th Prime Minister of Greece
23rd of February 1924 BIRTHDAY Allan McLeod Cormack, South-African born physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
23rd of February 1924 BIRTHDAY Claude Sautet, French film director (d. 2000)
23rd of February 1927 BIRTHDAY Regine Crespin, French operatic soprano (d. 2007)
23rd of February 1928 BIRTHDAY Hans Herrmann, German race car driver
23rd of February 1928 BIRTHDAY Vasili Lazarev, cosmonaut (d. 1990)
23rd of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Elston Howard, American baseball player (d. 1980)
23rd of February 1931 BIRTHDAY Tom Wesselmann, American collage artist (d. 2004)
23rd of February 1932 BIRTHDAY Majel Barrett, American actress (d. 2008)
23rd of February 1933 BIRTHDAY Donna J. Stone, American poet (d. 1994)
23rd of February 1937 BIRTHDAY Tom Osborne, American football coach and politician
23rd of February 1938 BIRTHDAY Paul Morrissey, American film director
23rd of February 1938 BIRTHDAY Diane Varsi, American actress (d. 1992)
23rd of February 1940 BIRTHDAY Peter Fonda, American actor
23rd of February 1941 BIRTHDAY Ron Hunt, baseball player
23rd of February 1943 BIRTHDAY Fred Biletnikoff, American football player and coach
23rd of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Bernard Cornwell, English historical novelist
23rd of February 1944 BIRTHDAY John Sandford, American novelist
23rd of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Johnny Winter, American musician
23rd of February 1945 BIRTHDAY Allan Boesak, South African activist
23rd of February 1946 BIRTHDAY Rusty Young, American country-rock guitarist (Poco)
23rd of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Pia Kjaersgaard, Danish politician
23rd of February 1947 BIRTHDAY John McWethy, American journalist (d. 2008)
23rd of February 1948 BIRTHDAY Doug Moench, American comic book writer
23rd of February 1949 BIRTHDAY Marc Garneau, Canadian astronaut
23rd of February 1950 BIRTHDAY Maxi, Irish singer and radio personality
23rd of February 1951 BIRTHDAY Ed Jones, American football player
23rd of February 1951 BIRTHDAY Patricia Richardson, American actress
23rd of February 1952 BIRTHDAY Brad Whitford, American musician (Aerosmith)
23rd of February 1953 BIRTHDAY Kenny Bee,Hong Kong actor,musician and singer
23rd of February 1953 BIRTHDAY Satoru Nakajima, Japanese racing driver
23rd of February 1954 BIRTHDAY Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine
23rd of February 1955 BIRTHDAY Howard Jones, British pop singer
23rd of February 1955 BIRTHDAY Tom Bodett, American voice actor, radio personality, and writer
23rd of February 1955 BIRTHDAY Flip Saunders, American basketball coach
23rd of February 1957 BIRTHDAY Ria Brieffies, Dutch singer (d. 2009)
23rd of February 1958 BIRTHDAY Tony Barrell, English writer and journalist
23rd of February 1958 BIRTHDAY David Sylvian, English musician (Japan, Nine Horses)
23rd of February 1959 BIRTHDAY Clayton Anderson, American astronaut
23rd of February 1959 BIRTHDAY Richard Dodds, British field hockey player
23rd of February 1960 BIRTHDAY Alan Griffin, Australian politician
23rd of February 1960 BIRTHDAY Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan
23rd of February 1961 BIRTHDAY Kelly Hansen, American drummer (Summer Lights)
23rd of February 1962 BIRTHDAY Michael Wilton, American musician (Queensryche)
23rd of February 1963 BIRTHDAY Bobby Bonilla, former baseball player
23rd of February 1963 BIRTHDAY Rados?aw Sikorski, Polish politician
23rd of February 1964 BIRTHDAY John Norum, Norwegian guitarist (Europe)
23rd of February 1965 BIRTHDAY David E. Clemmer, American ion mobility-mass spectrometrist, 2006 recipient of Biemann Medal
23rd of February 1965 BIRTHDAY Michael Dell, American computer manufacturer
23rd of February 1965 BIRTHDAY Helena Sukova, Czech former tennis player
23rd of February 1966 BIRTHDAY Neal McDonough, American actor
23rd of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Tamsin Greig, English actress
23rd of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Chris Vrenna, American musician, producer and sound engineer Nine Inch Nails, Tweaker
23rd of February 1968 BIRTHDAY Justin Bell, British racing driver
23rd of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Marc Wauters, Belgian cyclist
23rd of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Michael Campbell, New Zealand golfer
23rd of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Niecy Nash, American actress
23rd of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Marie-Josee Croze, Canadian actress
23rd of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Don Maxwell, Canadian cricketer
23rd of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Melinda Messenger, English television presenter
23rd of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Jeong Chan, South Korean actor
23rd of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Joe-Max Moore, American soccer player
23rd of February 1972 BIRTHDAY Alessandro Sturba, Italian footballer
23rd of February 1972 BIRTHDAY Steve Holy, American country singer
23rd of February 1972 BIRTHDAY Rondell White, American baseball player
23rd of February 1973 BIRTHDAY Jack Case, American artist
23rd of February 1973 BIRTHDAY Lars-Olof Johansson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
23rd of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Leko, American DJ
23rd of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Herschelle Gibbs, South African cricketer
23rd of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Robert Lopez, American composer
23rd of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Michael Cornacchia, American actor
23rd of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Natalia Verbeke, Argentine actress
23rd of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Kelly Macdonald, British actress
23rd of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Scott Elarton, American baseball player
23rd of February 1977 BIRTHDAY Kristina Smigun-Vahi, Estonian cross-country skier
23rd of February 1978 BIRTHDAY Rene Perez, Puerto Rican musician (Calle 13)
23rd of February 1978 BIRTHDAY Dan Snyder, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2003)
23rd of February 1978 BIRTHDAY Jo Joyner, English actress
23rd of February 1979 BIRTHDAY S.E. Cupp, American author and political commentator
23rd of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Gareth Barry, English footballer
23rd of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Charles Tillman, American football player
23rd of February 1982 BIRTHDAY Adam Hann-Byrd, American actor
23rd of February 1982 BIRTHDAY Karan Singh, Indian actor
23rd of February 1982 BIRTHDAY Malia Metella, French swimmer
23rd of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Mirco Bergamasco, Italian rugby player
23rd of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Mido, Egyptian footballer
23rd of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Aziz Ansari, Indian-American comedian
23rd of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Emily Blunt, British actress
23rd of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Courtney Culkin, American Playboy Playmate
23rd of February 1986 BIRTHDAY Ola Svensson, Swedish pop singer
23rd of February 1986 BIRTHDAY Skylar Grey, American musician
23rd of February 1986 BIRTHDAY Kazuya Kamenashi, Japanese idol (KAT-TUN)
23rd of February 1986 BIRTHDAY Jerod Mayo, American football player
23rd of February 1987 BIRTHDAY Elysa Montfort, Gay rights activist
23rd of February 1989 BIRTHDAY Evan Bates, American ice dancer
23rd of February 1992 BIRTHDAY Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Greek footballer
23rd of February 1994 BIRTHDAY Dakota Fanning, American actress
23rd of February 0155 DEATH Polycarp, Christian bishop of Smyrna (Born 69)
23rd of February 0943 DEATH Herbert II, Count of Vermandois, (Born 884)
23rd of February 1011 DEATH Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz (Born 940)
23rd of February 1072 DEATH Peter Damian, theologian and Doctor of the Church (Born 1007)
23rd of February 1100 DEATH Emperor Zhezong of China (Born 1076)
23rd of February 1270 DEATH Saint Isabel of France, daughter of Louis VIII of France (Born 1225)
23rd of February 1447 DEATH Pope Eugene IV (Born 1383)
23rd of February 1447 DEATH Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (Born 1390)
23rd of February 1464 DEATH Zhengtong, Emperor of China (Born 1427)
23rd of February 1526 DEATH Diego Colon, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies
23rd of February 1554 DEATH Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English politician and nobelman (Born c.1515)
23rd of February 1572 DEATH Pierre Certon, French composer
23rd of February 1603 DEATH Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (Born 1519)
23rd of February 1669 DEATH Leo Aitzema, Dutch historian and statesman (Born 1600)
23rd of February 1704 DEATH Georg Muffat, French composer (Born 1653)
23rd of February 1766 DEATH Stanislaw Leszczynski, King of Poland (Born 1677)
23rd of February 1781 DEATH George Taylor, American signatory to the Declaration of Independence (Born c.1716)
23rd of February 1792 DEATH Joshua Reynolds, English painter (Born 1723)
23rd of February 1800 DEATH Joseph Warton, English literary critic (Born 1722)
23rd of February 1821 DEATH John Keats, English poet (Born 1795)
23rd of February 1848 DEATH John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States (Born 1767)
23rd of February 1855 DEATH Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, astronomer, and physicist (Born 1777)
23rd of February 1859 DEATH Zygmunt Krasinski, Polish Romantic poet (Born 1812)
23rd of February 1879 DEATH Albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (Born 1803)
23rd of February 1897 DEATH Woldemar Bargiel, German composer (Born 1828)
23rd of February 1908 DEATH Johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch, German surgeon (Born 1823)
23rd of February 1922 DEATH Albert Victor Backlund, Swedish physicist (Born 1845)
23rd of February 1930 DEATH Horst Wessel, Nazi ideologue and composer (Born 1907)
23rd of February 1931 DEATH Nellie Melba, Australian opera soprano (Born 1861)
23rd of February 1934 DEATH Edward Elgar, English composer (Born 1857)
23rd of February 1944 DEATH Leo Hendrik Baekeland, Flemish-American chemist and inventor of the first synthetic plastic, Bakelite (Born 1863)
23rd of February 1946 DEATH Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (hanged) (Born 1885)
23rd of February 1948 DEATH John Robert Gregg, Irish-born publisher and inventor (Born 1866)
23rd of February 1955 DEATH Paul Claudel, French poet and playwright (Born 1868)
23rd of February 1957 DEATH Marika Ninou, Greek singer (Born 1918)
23rd of February 1960 DEATH Arthur Legat, Belgian racing driver (Born 1898)
23rd of February 1961 DEATH Davey Crockett, American baseball player (Born 1875)
23rd of February 1965 DEATH Stan Laurel, British actor and comedian (Born 1890)
23rd of February 1969 DEATH King Saud of Saudi Arabia (Born 1902)
23rd of February 1970 DEATH Hirsch Jacobs, American thoroughbred horse trainer and owner (Born 1904)
23rd of February 1973 DEATH Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Born 1895)
23rd of February 1974 DEATH Harry Ruby, American composer and writer (Born 1895)
23rd of February 1976 DEATH L. S. Lowry, English artist (Born 1887)
23rd of February 1979 DEATH W.A.C. Bennett, Canadian politician (Born 1900)
23rd of February 1983 DEATH Herbert Howells, English composer (Born 1892)
23rd of February 1990 DEATH Jose Napoleon Duarte, President of El Salvador (Born 1925)
23rd of February 1992 DEATH Markos Vafiadis, Greek politician (Born 1906)
23rd of February 1995 DEATH Melvin Franklin, American singer (The Temptations) (Born 1942)
23rd of February 1995 DEATH James Herriot, English writer (Born 1916)
23rd of February 1996 DEATH William Bonin, American serial killer and sex offender (Born 1947)
23rd of February 1997 DEATH Tony Williams, American jazz drummer (Born 1945)
23rd of February 1999 DEATH Carlos Hathcock, USMC sniper (Born 1942)
23rd of February 2000 DEATH Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (Born 1957)
23rd of February 2000 DEATH Stanley Matthews, English footballer (Born 1915)
23rd of February 2001 DEATH Robert Enrico, French film director and screenwriter (Born 1931)
23rd of February 2003 DEATH Robert K. Merton, American sociologist (Born 1910)
23rd of February 2003 DEATH Howie Epstein, American bass guitarist (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) (Born 1955)
23rd of February 2003 DEATH Titos Vandis, Greek actor (Born 1917)
23rd of February 2004 DEATH Vijay Anand, Indian film director (Born 1934)
23rd of February 2004 DEATH Carl Anderson, American singer (Born 1945)
23rd of February 2004 DEATH Neil Ardley, English jazz pianist and composer (Born 1937)
23rd of February 2004 DEATH Sikander Bakht, Governor of Kerala (Born 1918)
23rd of February 2004 DEATH Don Cornell, American singer (Born 1919)
23rd of February 2004 DEATH Carl Liscombe, Canadian hockey player (Born 1915)
23rd of February 2006 DEATH Benno Besson, Swiss actor and film director (Born 1922)
23rd of February 2006 DEATH Telmo Zarraonaindia, Spanish footballer (Born 1921)
23rd of February 2007 DEATH Donnie Brooks, American singer (Born 1936)
23rd of February 2007 DEATH John Ritchie, British footballer (Born 1941)
23rd of February 2008 DEATH Janez Drnovsek, Slovenian prime minister and president (Born 1950)
23rd of February 2008 DEATH Paul Frere, Belgian race car driver and motorsport journalist (Born 1917)
23rd of February 2008 DEATH Douglas Fraser, Scottish pilot (Born 1916)