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 This day in History - February 23
430 Historic Events for February 23
1976

Fuzzy Knight, actor (Gun Town, Ragtime Cowboy Joe), dies at 74

Death
1976

Owners announce spring training won't open without a labor contract

Event
1976

Jeff O'Neill, Richmond Hill, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)

Birth
1977

Dally Randriantefy, Antananarivo Madag, tennis star (1993 Marseille)

Birth
1977

Angie Trostel, Oxford Ohio, diver (Olympics-96)

Birth
1978

Karolina Rantamaki, ice hockey left wing (Finland, Oly-98)

Birth
1978

20th Grammy Awards: Hotel Calif, Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone wins

Event
1979

Frank Peterson Jr named 1st black general in Marine Corps

Event
1979

"Sarava" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 140 performances

Event
1979

George Harrison releases "George Harrison" album

Event
1980

Eric Heiden wins all 5 speed skating golds at Lake Placid Olympics

Event
1980

Oil tanker explosion off Pilos, Greece, causes 37-mil-gallon spill

Event
1980

13th Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, NY

Event
1980

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

Event
1980

Yvonne Tousek, Kitchener Ontario, gymnistic (Olympics-96)

Birth
1980

Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician, dies at 62

Death
1981

People mag features drug ordeal of Mackenzie and Papa John Phillips

Event
1981

Spanish coup under lt-col Antonio Tejero Molina fails

Event
1982

Michael Frayn's "Noises Off," premieres in London

Event
1983

Adrian Boult, conductor, dies

Death
1983

25th Grammy Awards: Roxanna, Toto IV, Men at Work wins

Event
1983

USFL NJ Generals sign Heisman winner Herschel Walker (3 years-$5 mil)

Event
1985

US Senate confirms Edwin Meese III as attorney general

Event
1985

Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight throws a chair during a game

Event
1985

Alexander Scourby, actor (Jesus, Shaggy Dog, Giant), dies at 71

Death