Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on March 23. From 1900 until now.
March 23 is under the sign of Aries.
Famous birthdays on this day include Joan Crawford (1903), Damon Albarn (1968) and Pierre Palmade (1968).
Several movies were released around March 23 over the years, such as Patterns in 1956 directed by Fielder Cook and The Devil and Miss Jones in 1941 directed by Sam Wood.
But much more happened on March 23 over the years: find out below
Which were the most popular Movies released around March 23 over the years?
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Release year: 1956
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Starring: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Beatrice Straight
The Devil and Miss Jones
Release year: 1941
Directed by: Sam Wood
Starring: Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn, Edmund Gwenn
Country: United States of America
Release year: 1981
Directed by: Uli Edel
Starring: Natja Brunckhorst, Eberhard Auriga, Peggy Bussieck, Lothar Chamski
Country: United States of America
Release year: 2001
Directed by: Ted Demme
Starring: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths
Country: United States of America
The Trouble with Angels
Release year: 1966
Directed by: Ida Lupino
Starring: Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills, Binnie Barnes, Camilla Sparv
Country: United States of America
Which were the important events of March 23?
- Saint Rebecca (d.1914)
- Roman Empire - Tubilustrium was held in honor of Mars.
- Ancient Latvia - Lieldienas held in honor of Mara and other pagan goddesses.
- Pakistan - National Day (Republic Day).
- Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo (died 1606)
- Saint Ethelwald
- Saint Victorian
- Roman Empire - The fifth and final day of Quinquatria, held in honor of Minerva.
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- 2019 Syrian Civil War: Battle of Baghuz Fawqani: The Syrian Democratic Forces announce the capture of the last territory held by ISIL in Syria. (DW)
- 2018 Aftermath of the 2017 Parsons Green bombing: Convicted terrorist Ahmed Hassan Mohammed Ali is jailed for life in London for one count of attempted murder and one of causing an explosion with intent to endanger life. He will have to serve 34 years before becoming eligible for parole. (Surrey Advertiser)
- 2016 Van Leeuw says 31 people died and 271 are injured in the bombings. (UPI)
- 2015 Iraqi insurgency (2011–present): Multiple bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kill at least nineteen people and wound another thirty-six. (AP)
- 2014 Turkish F-16s shoot down a Syrian military aircraft for purportedly violating Turkish airspace. A Syrian Arab Republic spokesman denies this claim and says the aircraft was in Syrian airspace when it was shot down. (AP) (Al-Arabiya)
- 2013 War on Terror:: Pakistani Taliban threaten to assassinate former President Pervez Musharraf if he returns to the country. (CNN)An Australian man kidnapped in the Philippines by an al-Qaeda-linked group for ransom has been freed following "joint efforts" by the two countries. (Al Jazeera)
- 2012 The Financial Services Committee of the United States House of Representatives receives a memo quoting Edith O'Brien, the treasurer of defunct broker MF Global, to the effect that Jon S. Corzine was personally ordering the transfer of customers' money to a brokerage account with JP Morgan Chase last October. (Bloomberg)
- 2011 2011 Syrian protests
- 2010 U.S. President Barack Obama signs a landmark US$938 billion health-care reform bill in a White House ceremony. Opposition Republicans vowed to repeak the legislation, and 13 states have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the constitutionality of the legislation. The law is said to make coverage possible for more than 30 million uninsured Americans and end discrimination by insurance companies against people with existing medical conditions.
- 2009 A car bomb is located and defused near a shopping mall in Haifa, Israel. (BBC)
- 2008 US soldier death toll in the Iraq war reaches 4000, after five years of fighting.
- 2007 Eight human skeletons are discovered in Fort Myers, Florida, later linked to suspected serial killer Daniel Conahan.
- 2006 Xbox 360 was released in Australia and New Zealand.
- 2005 An explosion takes place at one of BP's largest oil refineries in Texas City, killing 15 and injuring more than 170.
- 2004 Unrest in Kosovo: an UNMIK police patrol is attacked on the Pristina–Podujevo road. A UN police officer from Ghana is killed, a local police officer later dies of his wounds, and their translator is also wounded but in stable condition. (Kosovo.net)
- 2003 In Nasiriyah, Iraq, 11 soldiers of the 507th Maintenance Company as well as 18 U.S. Marines are killed during the first major conflict of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 654 Iraqi combatants are also killed.
- 2002 Two million to three million trade union members rally in Rome in protest both of labor legislation filed by Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi and of the assassination of Marco Biagi, an advisor to the Labor Minister, by the re-formed Red Brigades. Labor leaders threaten a general strike if the legislation is passed.
- 2001 The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.
- 1999 NATO launches air strikes against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This marks the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
- 1998 70th Academy Awards: Titanic wins 11 Oscars, Jack Nicholson best actor, Helen Hunt best actress.
- 1997 Mandy Patinkin in Concert, closes at Lyceum Theater, New York City
- 1996 Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.
- 1995 How To Succeed in Business... opens at R Rodgers NYC for 548 performances
- 1994 Howard Stern formally announces his Libertarian run for New York Governor
- 1993 New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns get into a major brawl.
- 1992 Florida Marlins begin selling tickets.
- 1991 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.12 metre).
- 1990 Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound and pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill.
- 1989 2 Utah scientists claim they have produced fusion at room temperature
- 1987 Soap Bold and the Beautiful premieres
- 1986 6th Golden Raspberry Awards: Rambo; First Blood Part II wins.
- 1985 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-D mission
- 1984 Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa won by J Torvill and Chris Dean (GRB)
- 1983 US President Ronald Reagan introduces Star Wars-plan (SDI)
- 1982 Guatemala military coup under General Rios Montt, President Romeo Lucas flees.
- 1981 US Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions.
- 1980 Shah of Iran arrives in Egypt
- 1979 Wings release Goodnight Tonight
- 1978 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- 1976 International Bill of Rights goes into effect (35 nations ratifying)
- 1975 Sue Roberts wins LPGA Bing Crosby International Golf Classic.
- 1973 Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in US
- 1972 Evil Knievel breaks 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 cars.
- 1971 General Alejandro Lanusse of Argentina takes power in a military coup.
- 1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- 1969 Rally for Decency held in Miami, Florida.
- 1968 Reverend Walter Fauntroy is first non-voting congressional delegate from Washington DC.
- 1966 Pope Paul VI and Arthur Michael Ramsey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, meet in Rome.
- 1965 Gemini 3 launched, first US two-man space flight (Grissom and Young).
- 1964 UNCTAD 1 world conference opens in Geneva, Switzerland.
- 1963 American boxer Davey Moore dies seconds after being knocked-out in feather-weight boxing championship at age 29.
- 1962 JFK visits San Francisco
- 1960 Explorer (8) fails to reach Earth orbit
- 1957 US army sells last homing pigeons.
- 1956 Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic Republic in Commonwealth (National Day)
- 1954 In Vietnam, the Viet Minh capture the main airstrip of Dien Bien Phu. The remaining French Army units there are partially isolated.
- 1951 Wages in France increase 11 percent.
- 1950 Great to Be Alive opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 52 performances
- 1945 British 7th Black Watch crosses the Rhine
- 1944 Nicholas Alkemade falls 5,500 m without a parachute and lives
- 1943 German counter-attack on US lines in Tunisia.
- 1942 US moves native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers.
- 1940 All-India-Muslim League calls for a Muslim homeland.
- 1939 The Hungarian air force attacks the headquarters of Slovak air force in the city of Spisska Nova Ves, kills 13 people and began the Slovak : Hungarian War.
- 1938 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis frees 74 Saint Louis Cardinals' minor league players.
- 1937 LA Railway Co starts using PCC streetcars
- 1936 Italy, Austria and Hungary sign Pact of Rome.
- 1935 Signing of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
- 1934 US Congress accepts Philippines independence in 1945.
- 1933 Kroll Opera in Berlin opens
- 1930 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Maribel Vinson.
- 1929 First telephone installed in White House.
- 1926 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens outscore Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-4 in two games.
- 1925 Tennessee becomes first state to outlaw teaching theory of evolution.
- 1923 Frank Silver and Irving Conn release Yes, We Have No Bananas
- 1922 KMJ-AM in Fresno CA begins radio transmissions
- 1920 Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms.
- 1919 Bashkir ASSR, in RSFSR, constituted.
- 1917 Tornadoes kills 211 over 4 days in Midwest US
- 1915 Zion Mule Corp forms.
- 1912 Dixie Cup invented.
- 1909 Theodore Roosevelt leaves New York for a post-presidency safari in Africa. The trip is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic Society.
- 1908 American diplomat Durham Stevens is attacked by Korean assassins Jeon Myeong-un and Jang In-hwan, leading to his death in a hospital two days later.
- 1905 Eleftherios Venizelos calls for Crete's union with Greece, and begins what is to be known as the Theriso revolt.
- 1903 Wright brothers obtain airplane patent.
- 1901 Dame Nellie Melba, reveals secret of her now famous toast.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 23 over the years?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- 2018 Drake - God's Plan
- 2017 Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
- 2016 Rihanna Featuring Drake - Work
- 2015 Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk!
- 2014 Pharrell Williams - Happy
- 2013 Baauer - Harlem Shake
- 2012 Fun. - We Are Young
- 2011 Lady GaGa - Born This Way
- 2010 Rihanna - Rude Boy
- 2009 Flo Rida - Right Round
- 2008 Usher - Love In This Club
- 2007 Fergie - Glamorous
- 2006 Ne-Yo - So Sick
- 2005 50 Cent - Candy Shop
- 2004 Usher - Yeah!
- 2003 50 Cent - In Da Club
- 2002 Jennifer Lopez - Ain't It Funny
- 2001 Crazy Town - Butterfly
- 2000 Destiny's Child - Say My Name
- 1999 Cher - Believe
- 1998 Will Smith - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It
- 1997 Puff Daddy - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down
- 1996 Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
- 1995 Madonna - Take A Bow
- 1994 Ace Of Base - The Sign
- 1993 Snow - Informer
- 1992 Vanessa Williams - Save The Best For Last
- 1991 Timmy T - One More Try
- 1990 Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
- 1989 Mike + The Mechanics - The Living Years
- 1988 Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror
- 1987 Club Nouveau - Lean On Me
- 1986 Heart - These Dreams
- 1985 REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling
- 1984 Van Halen - Jump
- 1983 Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
- 1982 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'N Roll
- 1981 REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You
- 1980 Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
- 1979 Bee Gees - Tragedy
- 1978 Bee Gees - Night Fever
- 1977 Daryl Hall & John Oates - Rich Girl
- 1976 The Four Seasons - December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
- 1975 Frankie Valli - My Eyes Adored You
- 1974 Cher - Dark Lady
- 1973 The O'Jays - Love Train
- 1972 America - A Horse With No Name
- 1971 Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby McGee
- 1970 Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
- 1969 Tommy Roe - Dizzy
- 1968 Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
- 1967 The Turtles - Happy Together
- 1966 Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets
- 1965 The Supremes - Stop! In The Name Of Love
- 1964 The Beatles - She Loves You
- 1963 Ruby and the Romantics - Our Day Will Come
- 1962 Bruce Channel - Hey! Baby
- 1961 Elvis Presley - Surrender
- 1960 Percy Faith - The Theme From A Summer Place
- 1959 Frankie Avalon - Venus
- 1958 The Champs - Tequila
- 1957 Tab Hunter - Young Love
- 1955 Bill Hayes - The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
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Which were the most popular books released around March 23 over the years?
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