Monday 12 March 1923
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mstislav Rostropovich and Walter M Schirra Jr in Hackensack.
The Covered Wagon, directed by James Cruze, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923
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Which were the important events of 12 March 1923 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Gregoru Diena observed.
- Flag Day in Venezuela.
- "National Day" of the Republic of Jamtland
- Sweden - Namesday of Crown Princess Victoria, an Official Flag Day.
- Mauritius - National Day.
- St. Justina
- St. Jozefina
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast day of: St. Theophanes the Confessor
- Arbor Day in China.
- St. Maximilian
- Mstislav Rostropovich: .
- Walter M Schirra Jr in Hackensack: New Jersey, USA; Captain US Navy/astronaut (Mercury 8, Gemini 6, Apollo 7).
- Norbert Brainin: Austrian violinist with the Amadeus Quartet, an outstanding ensemble that was together for 35 years without any personnel changes.
- Clarence Hermsen: American athlete, he played pro basketball for six seasons, beginning in 1946.
- Walter Schirra: American astronaut who flew on Mercury 8 in 1962, making six orbits of the Earth; pilot of Gemini 6 in the first outer space rendezvous between two manned vehicles on 12/15/1965; with Gemini 7; and Apollo 7 in 1968, orbiting the Earth 163 times.
- Hjalmar Andersen: Norway -- 1500, 5K, 10K speed skater (1952 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
- Mae Young: American professional wrestler
- Clara Fraser: American activist co-founded Radical Women (d. 1998)
- Hanne Hiob: German actress and screenwriter (d. 2009)
- Wally Schirra: American captain pilot and astronaut (d. 2007)
- Joseph Weis: Jr. American lawyer and judge (d. 2014)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1923 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Broken Hearted Melody - Isham Jones & His Orchestra
- Who Cares? - Al Jolson
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