What happened this day in history March 23

What are the important events that happened on March 23? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 23: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 23 is the 82nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 283 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 10, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,940,960 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘octacontadigon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 315 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,014 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 23 Historical Events

  • 1857
    Elisha Otis’s first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City.
  • 1879
    War of the Pacific: The Battle of Topáter, the first battle of the war is fought between Chile and the joint forces of Bolivia and Peru.
  • 1905
    Eleftherios Venizelos calls for Crete’s union with Greece, and begins what is to be known as the Theriso revolt.
  • 1919
    In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement.
  • 1931
    Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar are hanged for murder during the Indian struggle for independence.
  • 1933
    The Reichstag passes the Enabling Act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.
  • 1935
    Signing of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
  • 1939
    The Hungarian air force attacks the headquarters of Slovak air force in the city of Spišská Nová Ves, kills 13 people and began the Slovak–Hungarian War.
  • 1978
    The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line.
  • 1994
    At an election rally in Tijuana, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated by Mario Aburto Martínez.

Who were born on March 23?

  • 1638
    Frederik Ruysch, Dutch physician and anatomist (d. 1731)
  • 1887
    Josef Čapek, Czech writer (d. 1945)
  • 1910
    Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director (d. 1998)
  • 1920
    Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and coach
  • 1947
    Barbara Rhoades, American actress
  • 1953
    Bo Díaz, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1990)
  • 1964
    Hope Davis, American actress
  • 1972
    Joe Calzaghe, Welsh boxer
  • 1976
    Chris Hoy, British track cyclist
  • 1979
    Misty Hyman, American swimmer

Who died on March 23?

  • 1361
    Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster (b. c. 1310)
  • 1596
    Henry Unton, English diplomat
  • 1747
    Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French soldier (b. 1675)
  • 1783
    Charles Carroll, American lawyer and delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1723)
  • 1923
    Hovhannes Tumanyan Armenian poet and writer (b. 1869)
  • 1935
    Florence Moore, American actress (b. 1886)
  • 1945
    Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Commander of the Japanese garrison during Battle of Iwo Jima (b. 1891)
  • 1992
    Friedrich Hayek, Austrian economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1899)
  • 1994
    Donald Swann, British composer, musician and entertainer (b. 1923)
  • 1999
    Luis María Argaña, Paraguayan politician (b. 1932)

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