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March 23rd is the 82nd day of the year (83rd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 283 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about March 23rd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on March 23rd
1749 Pierre-Simon+Laplace (mathematician)
1861 Edmund Allenby (British General)
1887 Joan Crawford (actress)
1910 Akira Kurosawa (film director)
1912 Wernher Von Braun (rocket scientist)
1915 Vasily Zaitsev (sniper)
1921 Donald Campbell (world land-speed and water-speed record-holder)
1929 Roger Bannister (runner - first man to run 1 mile in under 4 minutes)
1935 Barry Cryer (comedian, actor, screenwriter)
1952 Kim Stanley Robinson (author)
1953 Chaka Khan (singer)
1957 Amanda Plummer (actress)
1959 Catherine Keener (actress)
1962 Steve Redgrave (rower)
1965 Marti Pellow (singer - Wet Wet Wet)
1968 Damon Albarn (singer - Blur, record producer)
1971 Gail Porter (TV presenter)
1973 Jerzy Dudek (soccer player)
1976 Michelle Monaghan (actress)
1983 Mo Farah (runner)
March 23rd in History
1540 Waltham Abbey is the last religious community to be closed during King Henry VIII's dissolution of the monastries.
1857 First safety elevator installed at 488 Broadway New York City.
1868 University of California founded.
1888 English Football League meets for the first time.
1919 Benito Mussolini founds the Fascist political movement in Milan, Italy.
1933 Reichstag passes the Enabling Act, giving Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers over Germany.
1956 Pakistan becomes an Islamic Republic.
1983 US President Ronald Reagan proposes the Strategic Defense Initiative ("Star Wars").
1989 Scientists Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce the discovery of cold fusion at the University of Utah.
1996 First direct elections for President held in the Republic of China (Taiwan).
2001 Mir space station re-enters the Earth's atmosphere and is destroyed.
2019 Last remaining territory of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is liberated.
2019 Capital of Kazakhstan renamed from Astana to Nur-Sultan.
March 23rd is also
Republic Day (Pakistan)
People born on March 23rd are Aries
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