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Monday February 23, 2015

February 23: Day of the Week

February 23, 2015 was the 54th day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 311 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2015

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

February 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1778
    American Revolution: Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to help to train the Continental Army.
  • 1846
    John Henry Newman leaves the Church of England and is received into the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1848
    The French Revolution of 1848, which would lead to the establishment of the French Second Republic, begins.
  • 1854
    The official independence of the Orange Free State is declared.
  • 1883
    Alabama becomes the first U.S. state to enact an antitrust law.
  • 1903
    Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States “in perpetuity”.
  • 1934
    Leopold III becomes King of Belgium.
  • 1945
    World War II: The German town of Pforzheim is completely destroyed in a raid by 379 British bombers.
  • 1999
    An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtür, killing 31.
  • 2008
    A United States Air Force B-2 Spirit crashes on Guam. It is the first operational loss of a B-2.

Who were born on February 23?

  • 1842
    Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (d. 1906)
  • 1915
    Jon Hall, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1923
    Mary Francis Shura, American writer (d. 1991)
  • 1923
    Yiannis Grivas, Greek judge, 87th Prime Minister of Greece
  • 1938
    Paul Morrissey, American film director
  • 1950
    Maxi, Irish singer and radio personality
  • 1951
    Ed Jones, American football player
  • 1955
    Flip Saunders, American basketball coach
  • 1961
    Kelly Hansen, American drummer (Summer Lights)
  • 1989
    Evan Bates, American ice dancer

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