Tuesday 23 February 1943
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jada Rowland in New York City and Bobby Wayne Mitchell in Chatham.
Journey Into Fear, directed by Norman Foster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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- Saint Milburga
- Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
- Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
- Blessed odilia of Mombeek
- Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
- Brunei - National Day.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (died 155)
- Saint Lazarus (d.867)
- Jada Rowland in New York City: New York, USA; actress (Penny - Hamptons, Amy - Secret Storm).
- Bobby Wayne Mitchell in Chatham: Virginia, USA; PGA golfer (1971 Cleveland Open).
- Robert Kidd: Scottish theater director.
- Fred Biletnikoff: American football player and coach.
- Kin'ya Kitaōji: Japanese actor.
- General Major Bradley arrives in Dakar and Marrakesh
- German troops pull back through Kasserine-pass Tunisia.
- A fire breaks out at St. Joseph's Orphanage, County Cavan, Ireland, killing 36 people (35 of whom are children).
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