March 23 Holidays, Events & Observances

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March 23 holidays, events, national day around the world. These are March 23 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; March 23 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on March 23.

March 23 Holidays and observances
March 23 Holidays and Observances

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in March, international holidays in March 23, national days in March 23. Some major March 23 national day and International holidays list in March calendar.

There’s a myriad of holidays and observances to explore from worldwide celebrations, national holidays, remembrance days, minor holidays, lesser known festivals, and special ancient celebrations. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore March 23 holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering, all from our comprehensive list of March 23 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have accumulated the long list of observances in March 23, notable events, national day in March 23, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on March 23 annually.

Month of March

March is the first month of spring in the northern half of the world. It is named after Mars, the Roman god of war.

The name March is ultimately derived from the Latin word Martius (named after Mars, the Roman god of war). Martius was the name of the first month in the original Roman calendar. Along with January, May, and June, March is one of several months named after a god.

March is the third month in the Gregorian calendar and has 31 days. In the northern half of the world, March is the beginning of spring. In the southern half, it is the beginning of fall.

Holidays in March

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word may refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

Meanwhile few of holidays in month of March are: World Wildlife Day, National Pig Day, Peace Corps Day, Irish American Heritage Month, Music in Our Schools Month, National Celery Month, National Craft Month, National Frozen Food Month
National Irish American Heritage Month- designated by Congress in 1995., National Nutrition Month, National Peanut Month, National Women’s History Month, Red Cross Month, Social Workers Month, and many more.

March 23 holidays and observances
March 23 Holidays and Observances

March 23 Holidays, National Day

March 23 is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 283 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

  • 1400 – The Trần dynasty of Vietnam is deposed, after one hundred and seventy-five years of rule, by Hồ Quý Ly, a court official.
  • 1540 – Waltham Abbey is surrendered to King Henry VIII of England; the last religious community to be closed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
  • 1568 – The Peace of Longjumeau is signed, ending the second phase of the French Wars of Religion.

1601–1900

  • 1775 – American Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his speech – “Give me liberty, or give me death!” – at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1801 – Tsar Paul I of Russia is struck with a sword, then strangled, and finally trampled to death inside his bedroom at St. Michael’s Castle.
  • 1806 – After traveling through the Louisiana Purchase and reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their “Corps of Discovery” begin their arduous journey home.
  • 1821 – Greek War of Independence: Battle and fall of city of Kalamata.
  • 1839 – A massive earthquake destroys the former capital Inwa of the Konbaung dynasty, present-day Myanmar.
  • 1848 – The ship John Wickliffe arrives at Port Chalmers carrying the first Scottish settlers for Dunedin, New Zealand. Otago province is founded.
  • 1857 – Elisha Otis’s first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: The First Battle of Kernstown, Virginia, marks the start of Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign. Although a Confederate defeat, the engagement distracts Federal efforts to capture Richmond.
  • 1868 – The University of California is founded in Oakland, California when the Organic Act is signed into law.
  • 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.
  • 1885 – Sino-French War: Chinese victory in the Battle of Phu Lam Tao near Hưng Hóa, northern Vietnam.
  • 1888 – In England, The Football League, the world’s oldest professional association football league, meets for the first time.
  • 1889 – The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is established by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian, British India.

1901–present

  • 1901 – Emilio Aguinaldo, only President of the First Philippine Republic, is captured at Palanan, Isabela by the forces of General Frederick Funston.
  • 1905 – Eleftherios Venizelos calls for Crete’s union with Greece, and begins what is to be known as the Theriso revolt.
  • 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.
  • 1913 – A tornado outbreak kills more than 240 people in the central United States, while an ongoing flood in the Ohio River watershed was killing 650 people.
  • 1918 – First World War: On the third day of the German Spring Offensive, the 10th Battalion of the Royal West Kent Regiment is annihilated with many of the men becoming prisoners of war
  • 1919 – In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement.
  • 1931 – Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar are hanged for the killing of a deputy superintendent of police during the Indian independence movement.
  • 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 the Slovak air force in Spišská Nová Ves, killing 13 people and beginning the Slovak–Hungarian War.
  • 1940 – The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All-India Muslim League.
  • 1956 – Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. This date is now celebrated as Republic Day in Pakistan.
  • 1965 – NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States’ first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young).
  • 1977 – The first of The Nixon Interviews (12 will be recorded over four weeks) is videotaped with British journalist David Frost interviewing former United States President Richard Nixon about the Watergate scandal and the Nixon tapes.
  • 1978 – The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line.
  • 1980 – Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans.
  • 1982 – Guatemala’s government, headed by Fernando Romeo Lucas García is overthrown in a military coup by right-wing General Efraín Ríos Montt.
  • 1983 – Strategic Defense Initiative: President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles.
  • 1988 – Angolan and Cuban forces defeat South Africa in the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale.
  • 1991 – The Revolutionary United Front, with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia, invades Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow Joseph Saidu Momoh, sparking the 11-year Sierra Leone Civil War.
  • 1994 – At an election rally in Tijuana, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated by Mario Aburto Martínez.
  • 1994 – A United States Air Force (USAF) F-16 aircraft collides with a USAF C-130 at Pope Air Force Base and then crashes, killing 24 United States Army soldiers on the ground. This later became known as the Green Ramp disaster.
  • 1994 – Aeroflot Flight 593 crashed into the Kuznetsk Alatau mountain, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia, killing 75.
  • 1996 – Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.
  • 1999 – Gunmen assassinate Paraguay’s Vice President Luis María Argaña.
  • 2001 – The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.
  • 2003 – Battle of Nasiriyah, first major conflict during the invasion of Iraq.
  • 2008 – Official opening of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, India
  • 2009 – FedEx Express Flight 80: A McDonnell Douglas MD-11 flying from Guangzhou, China crashes at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, killing both the captain and the co-pilot.
  • 2018 – President of Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigns from the presidency amid a mass corruption scandal before certain impeachment by the opposition-majority Congress of Peru.
  • 2019 – The Kazakh capital of Astana was renamed to Nur-Sultan.
  • 2019 – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces capture the town of Baghuz in Eastern Syria, declaring military victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant after four years of fighting, although the group maintains a scattered presence and sleeper cells across Syria and Iraq.
  • 2020 – Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the United Kingdom into its first national lockdown in response to COVID-19.
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Birthdays

Pre-1600

  • 1338 – Emperor Go-Kōgon of Japan (d. 1374)
  • 1430 – Margaret of Anjou (d. 1482)
  • 1514 – Lorenzino de’ Medici, Italian writer and assassin (d. 1548)
  • 1599 – Thomas Selle, German composer (d. 1663)

1601–1900

  • 1614 – Jahanara Begum, Mughal princess (d. 1681)
  • 1643 – Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado, Spanish Dominican lay sister and mystic (d. 1731)
  • 1699 – John Bartram, American botanist and explorer (d. 1777)
  • 1732 – Princess Marie Adélaïde of France (d. 1800)
  • 1749 – Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1827)
  • 1750 – Johannes Matthias Sperger, Austrian bassist and composer (d. 1812)
  • 1754 – Jurij Vega, Slovene mathematician, physicist and artillery officer (d. 1802)
  • 1769 – Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general and diplomat (d. 1832)
  • 1769 – William Smith, English geologist and cartographer (d. 1839)
  • 1823 – Schuyler Colfax, American journalist and politician, 17th Vice President of the United States (d. 1885)
  • 1826 – Ludwig Minkus, Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1917)
  • 1834 – Julius Reubke, German pianist and composer (d. 1858)
  • 1838 – Marie Adam-Doerrer, Swiss women’s rights activist and unionist (d. 1908)
  • 1842 – Friedrich Amelung, Estonian-German historian, businessman and composer (d. 1909)
  • 1842 – Susan Jane Cunningham, American mathematician (d. 1921)
  • 1858 – Ludwig Quidde, German activist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
  • 1862 – Nathaniel Reed, American criminal (d. 1950)
  • 1868 – Dietrich Eckart, German journalist and politician (d. 1923)
  • 1869 – Calouste Gulbenkian, Turkish-Armenian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1955)
  • 1872 – Michael Joseph Savage, Australian-New Zealand union leader and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1940)
  • 1874 – Grantley Goulding, English hurdler (d. 1947)
  • 1874 – J. C. Leyendecker, German-American painter and illustrator (d. 1951)
  • 1876 – Ziya Gökalp, Turkish sociologist, poet and activist (d. 1924)
  • 1876 – Thakin Kodaw Hmaing, Burmese poet, writer and political leader (d. 1964)
  • 1878 – Franz Schreker, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1934)
  • 1880 – Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish lawyer and politician, Finnish Minister of the Interior (d. 1922)
  • 1881 – Lacey Hearn, American sprinter (d. 1969)
  • 1881 – Roger Martin du Gard, French novelist and paleographer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
  • 1881 – Hermann Staudinger, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
  • 1882 – Emmy Noether, Jewish German-American mathematician, physicist and academic (d. 1935)
  • 1884 – Joseph Boxhall, English sailor (d. 1967)
  • 1885 – Platt Adams, American jumper and politician (d. 1961)
  • 1885 – Roque González Garza, Mexican general and acting president (1915) (d. 1962)
  • 1886 – Frank Irons, American long jumper (d. 1942)
  • 1887 – Josef Čapek, Czech painter and poet (d. 1945)
  • 1887 – Rudolf Kinau, German author (d. 1975)
  • 1887 – Juan Gris, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1927)
  • 1887 – Sidney Hillman, Lithuanian-born American labor leader (d. 1946)
  • 1891 – Po Kya, Burmese author and educationist (d. 1942)
  • 1893 – Cedric Gibbons, Irish-American art director and production designer (d. 1960)
  • 1893 – Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu, Indian engineer and businessman (d. 1974)
  • 1894 – Arthur Grimsdell, English international footballer and cricketer (d. 1963)
  • 1895 – Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian and educator (d. 2001)
  • 1895 – Dane Rudhyar, French-American astrologer, author and composer (d. 1985)
  • 1898 – Louis Adamic, Slovenian-American author, translator and politician (d. 1951)
  • 1898 – Madeleine de Bourbon-Busset, Duchess of Parma (d. 1984)
  • 1899 – Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (d. 1943)
  • 1900 – Erich Fromm, German psychologist and sociologist (d. 1980)

1901–present

  • 1901 – Bon Maharaja, Indian guru and religious writer (d. 1982)
  • 1903 – Frank Sargeson, New Zealand author (d. 1982)
  • 1904 – Joan Crawford, American film actress (d. 1977)
  • 1905 – Lale Andersen, German chanson singer-songwriter (d. 1972)
  • 1907 – Daniel Bovet, Swiss-Italian pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)
  • 1909 – Charles Werner, American cartoonist (d. 1997)
  • 1910 – Jerry Cornes, English runner, colonial officer and educator (d. 2001)
  • 1910 – Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director, producer and screenwriter (d. 1998)
  • 1912 – Eleanor Cameron, Canadian-American author and critic (d. 1996)
  • 1912 – Neil McCorkell, English-South African cricketer and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1912 – Wernher von Braun, German-American physicist and engineer (d. 1977)
  • 1913 – Abidin Dino, Turko-French painter and illustrator (d. 1993)
  • 1914 – Milbourne Christopher, American magician and author (d. 1984)
  • 1915 – Mary Innes-Ker, Duchess of Roxburghe (d. 2014)
  • 1915 – Vasily Zaytsev, Russian captain (d. 1991)
  • 1917 – Harry Cranbrook Allen, English historian (d. 1998)
  • 1918 – Stanley Armour Dunham, American sergeant (d. 1992)
  • 1918 – Helene Hale, American politician (d. 2013)
  • 1918 – Naoki Kazu, Japanese football player (d.1940s)
  • 1919 – Carl Graffunder, American architect and educator (d. 2013)
  • 1920 – Neal Edward Smith, American pilot, lawyer and politician
  • 1920 – Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and manager (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Donald Campbell, English race car driver (d. 1967)
  • 1921 – Peter Lawler, Australian public servant (d. 2017)
  • 1922 – Marty Allen, American comedian and actor (d. 2018)
  • 1922 – Ugo Tognazzi, Italian actor (d. 1990)
  • 1923 – Angelo Ingrassia, American soldier and judge (d. 2013)
  • 1924 – Rodney Mims Cook, Sr., American lieutenant and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1924 – Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor, invented Liquid Paper (d. 1980)
  • 1924 – Olga Kennard, English crystallographer and academic
  • 1924 – John Madin, English architect (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – David Watkin, English cinematographer (d. 2008)
  • 1929 – Roger Bannister, English runner, neurologist and academic (d. 2018)
  • 1929 – Michael Manser, English architect and engineer (d. 2016)
  • 1929 – Mark Rydell, American actor, director and producer
  • 1931 – Yevgeny Grishin, Russian speed skater (d. 2005)
  • 1931 – Viktor Korchnoi, Russian chess player and author (d. 2016)
  • 1931 – Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Russian skier (d. 2013)
  • 1932 – Don Marshall, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1933 – Norman Bailey, English opera singer and educator
  • 1933 – Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist and academic
  • 1934 – Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 2017)
  • 1935 – Barry Cryer, English comedian, actor and screenwriter
  • 1936 – Jannis Kounellis, Greek painter and sculptor (d. 2017)
  • 1937 – Craig Breedlove, American race car driver
  • 1937 – Tony Burton, American actor, comedian, boxer and football player (d. 2016)
  • 1937 – Robert Gallo, American physician and academic
  • 1938 – Jon Finlayson, Australian actor and screenwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1942 – Michael Haneke, Austrian director, producer and screenwriter
  • 1942 – Jimmy Miller, American record producer and musician (d. 1994)
  • 1942 – Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian, scholar and activist (d. 1980)
  • 1943 – Andrew Crockett, Scottish-English economist and banker (d. 2012)
  • 1943 – Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish singer, author and director (d. 2001)
  • 1944 – B. P. Gavrilov, Russian rugby player (d. 2006)
  • 1944 – Tony McPhee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1944 – Michael Nyman, English composer of minimalist music and pianist
  • 1944 – Ric Ocasek, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer (d. 2019)
  • 1945 – Franco Battiato, Italian singer-songwriter and director
  • 1945 – David Grisman, American mandolin player and composer
  • 1946 – Alan Bleasdale, English screenwriter and producer
  • 1947 – Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, American author
  • 1948 – Wasim Bari, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1948 – Marie Malavoy, German-Canadian educator and politician
  • 1950 – Corinne Cléry, French actress
  • 1950 – Phil Lanzon, English keyboard player and songwriter
  • 1950 – Ahdaf Soueif, Egyptian author and translator
  • 1951 – Ron Jaworski, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1951 – Adrian Reynard, English businessman, founded Reynard Motorsport
  • 1952 – Francesco Clemente, Italian painter and illustrator
  • 1952 – Kent Lambert, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1952 – Kim Stanley Robinson, American author
  • 1952 – Rex Tillerson, American businessman, engineer and diplomat; 69th United States Secretary of State
  • 1953 – Bo Díaz, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1990)
  • 1953 – Chaka Khan, American singer-songwriter
  • 1953 – Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Indian zoologist and businesswoman
  • 1954 – Geno Auriemma, Italian-American basketball player and coach
  • 1954 – Kenneth Cole, American fashion designer, founded Kenneth Cole Productions
  • 1954 – Mary Fee, Scottish Labour Party politician
  • 1954 – Paul Price, English born, Welsh international footballer and manager
  • 1955 – Moses Malone, American basketball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
  • 1956 – José Manuel Barroso, Portuguese academic and politician, 115th Prime Minister of Portugal
  • 1957 – Lucio Gutiérrez, Ecuadorian politician, 52nd President of Ecuador
  • 1957 – Robbie James, Welsh footballer and manager (d. 1998)
  • 1957 – Amanda Plummer, American actress
  • 1958 – Etienne De Wilde, Belgian cyclist
  • 1958 – Bengt-Åke Gustafsson, Swedish ice hockey player and coach
  • 1958 – Hugh Grant, Scottish business executive
  • 1959 – Catherine Keener, American actress
  • 1960 – Nicol Stephen, Baron Stephen, Scottish lawyer and politician, 2nd Deputy First Minister of Scotland
  • 1961 – Roger Crisp, English philosopher and academic
  • 1961 – Craig Green, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1961 – Helmi Johannes, Indonesian journalist and producer
  • 1962 – Steve Redgrave, English rower
  • 1963 – Míchel, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1963 – Juan Ramón López Caro, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1963 – Ana Fidelia Quirot, Cuban runner
  • 1964 – Hope Davis, American actress
  • 1965 – Gary Whitehead, American poet and painter
  • 1966 – Lorenzo Daniel, American sprinter
  • 1966 – Vasilis Vouzas, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1968 – Damon Albarn, English singer-songwriter, producer and actor
  • 1968 – Mike Atherton, English cricketer and journalist
  • 1968 – Fernando Hierro, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1968 – Pierre Palmade, French actor and screenwriter
  • 1971 – Yasmeen Ghauri, Canadian model
  • 1971 – Gail Porter, Scottish model and television host
  • 1971 – Alexander Selivanov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1971 – Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Japanese wrestler
  • 1972 – Jonas Björkman, Swedish-Monégasque tennis player and coach
  • 1972 – Joe Calzaghe, Welsh boxer
  • 1972 – Judith Godrèche, French actress and author
  • 1973 – Jerzy Dudek, Polish footballer
  • 1973 – Wim Eyckmans, Belgian race car driver
  • 1973 – Jason Kidd, American basketball player and coach
  • 1974 – Randall Park, American actor, director and screenwriter
  • 1975 – Burak Gürpınar, Turkish drummer
  • 1975 – Andy Turner, English footballer and manager
  • 1976 – Chris Hoy, Scottish cyclist and race car driver
  • 1976 – Smriti Irani, Indian actress, producer and politician, Indian Minister of Human Resource Development
  • 1976 – Dougie Lampkin, English motorcycle racer
  • 1976 – Michelle Monaghan, American actress
  • 1976 – Joel Peralta, Dominican baseball player
  • 1976 – Keri Russell, American actress
  • 1976 – Ricardo Zonta, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1976 – Sa Beining, Chinese host
  • 1977 – Miklos Perlus, Canadian actor and screenwriter
  • 1978 – Simon Gärdenfors, Swedish illustrator
  • 1978 – Walter Samuel, Argentinian footballer
  • 1979 – Mark Buehrle, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Donncha O’Callaghan, Irish rugby player
  • 1981 – Erin Crocker, American race car driver
  • 1981 – Tony Peña, Jr., Dominican baseball player
  • 1981 – Shelley Rudman, English bobsledder
  • 1981 – Giuseppe Sculli, Italian footballer
  • 1981 – Brett Young, American country music singer
  • 1982 – José Contreras Arrau, Chilean footballer
  • 1982 – Andrea Musacco, Italian footballer
  • 1982 – Evgeni Striganov, Estonian ice dancer
  • 1983 – Hakan Balta, Turkish footballer
  • 1983 – Mo Farah, Somali-English runner
  • 1983 – Sascha Riether, German international footballer
  • 1983 – Jerome Thomas, English footballer
  • 1984 – Ryan Araña, Filipino basketball player
  • 1984 – Brandon Marshall, American football player
  • 1985 – Maurice Jones-Drew, American football player
  • 1985 – Bethanie Mattek-Sands, American tennis player
  • 1986 – Patrick Bordeleau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Andrea Dovizioso, Italian motorcycle racer
  • 1986 – Brett Eldredge, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1986 – Kangana Ranaut, Indian actress
  • 1987 – Alan Toovey, Australian footballer
  • 1988 – Dellin Betances, American baseball player
  • 1988 – Jason Kenny, English cyclist
  • 1988 – Michal Neuvirth, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Ayesha Curry, Canadian-American chef, author and television personality
  • 1989 – Nikola Gulan, Serbian footballer
  • 1989 – Sarah McKenna, English rugby player
  • 1989 – Luis Fernando Silva, Mexican footballer
  • 1990 – Jaime Alguersuari, Spanish race car driver
  • 1990 – Robert Zickert, German footballer
  • 1991 – Linline Matauatu, Vanuatuan beach volleyball player
  • 1991 – Gregg Wylde, Scottish footballer
  • 1992 – Tolga Ciğerci, German-Turkish footballer
  • 1992 – Kyrie Irving, Australian-American basketball player
  • 1993 – Kyle Lovett, Australian rugby league player
  • 1993 – Aytaç Kara, Turkish footballer
  • 1994 – Nick Powell, English footballer
  • 1995 – Kevin Kauber, Estonian footballer
  • 1995 – Jan Lisiecki, Canadian pianist
  • 1995 – Ozan Tufan, Turkish footballer
  • 1996 – Alexander Albon, Thai-British race car driver
  • 1996 – Joel Kiviranta, Finnish ice hockey player
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Deaths

Pre-1600

  • 851 – Zhou Chi, Chinese historian and politician (b. 793)
  • 1022 – Zhen Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 968)
  • 1103 – Eudes I, duke of Burgundy (b. 1058)
  • 1361 – Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster, English politician, Lord High Steward of England (b. 1310)
  • 1369 – Peter, king of Castile and León (b. 1334)
  • 1483 – Yolande, duchess of Lorraine (b. 1428)
  • 1548 – Itagaki Nobukata, Japanese samurai (b. 1489)
  • 1555 – Julius III, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1487)
  • 1559 – Gelawdewos, Ethiopian emperor (b. 1521)
  • 1596 – Henry Unton, English diplomat (b. 1557)

1601–1900

  • 1606 – Justus Lipsius, Flemish philologist and scholar (b. 1547)
  • 1618 – James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn, Scottish police officer and politician (b. 1575)
  • 1629 – Francis Fane, 1st Earl of Westmorland, English landowner and politician (b. 1580)
  • 1675 – Anthoni van Noordt, Dutch organist and composer (b. 1619)
  • 1680 – Nicolas Fouquet, French politician (b. 1615)
  • 1742 – Jean-Baptiste Dubos, French historian and author (b. 1670)
  • 1747 – Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French general (b. 1675)
  • 1748 – Johann Gottfried Walther, German organist and composer (b. 1684)
  • 1754 – Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian and critic (b. 1693)
  • 1783 – Charles Carroll, English barrister and politician (b. 1723)
  • 1792 – Luís António Verney, Portuguese philosopher and pedagogue (b. 1713)
  • 1801 – Paul I, Russian emperor (b. 1754)
  • 1842 – Stendhal, French novelist (b. 1783)
  • 1862 – Manuel Robles Pezuela, Unconstitutional Mexican interim president, 1858–1859 (b. 1817)
  • 1883 – Arthur Macalister, Scottish-Australian politician, 2nd Premier of Queensland (b. 1818)
  • 1884 – Henry C. Lord, American businessman (b. 1824)
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1901–present

  • 1910 – Nadar, French photographer, journalist, and author (b. 1820)
  • 1914 – Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès, Lebanese saint (b. 1832)
  • 1923 – Hovhannes Tumanyan, Armenian poet and author (b. 1869)
  • 1927 – Paul César Helleu, French painter and etcher (b. 1859)
  • 1931 – Shivaram Rajguru, Indian activist (b. 1908)
  • 1931 – Bhagat Singh, Indian activist (b. 1907)
  • 1931 – Sukhdev Thapar, Indian activist (b. 1907)
  • 1946 – Gilbert N. Lewis, American chemist (b. 1875)
  • 1953 – Raoul Dufy, French painter and illustrator (b. 1877)
  • 1953 – Oskar Luts, Estonian author and playwright (b. 1887)
  • 1955 – Arthur Bernardes, Brazilian politician, 12th President of Brazil (b. 1875)
  • 1960 – Franklin Pierce Adams, American journalist and author (b. 1881)
  • 1960 – Said Nursî, Turkish theologian and scholar (b. 1878)
  • 1961 – Albert Bloch, American painter and educator (b. 1882)
  • 1961 – Jack Russell, English cricketer (b. 1887)
  • 1963 – Thoralf Skolem, Norwegian mathematician and logician (b. 1887)
  • 1964 – Peter Lorre, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1965 – Mae Murray, American actress, dancer, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1885)
  • 1968 – Edwin O’Connor, American journalist and author (b. 1918)
  • 1972 – Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish fashion designer, founded Balenciaga (b. 1895)
  • 1978 – Haim Ernst Wertheimer, Israeli biochemist and academic (b. 1893)
  • 1979 – Ted Anderson, English footballer (b. 1911)
  • 1980 – Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist and academic (b. 1928)
  • 1981 – Beatrice Tinsley, English-New Zealand astronomer and cosmologist (b. 1941)
  • 1981 – Mike Hailwood, English motorcyclist (b. 1940)
  • 1985 – Richard Beeching, Baron Beeching, English physicist and engineer (b. 1913)
  • 1985 – Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and educator (b. 1908)
  • 1986 – Moshe Feinstein, American Orthodox Rabbi and posek (b. 1895)
  • 1987 – Olev Roomet, Estonian singer and violinist (b. 1901)
  • 1990 – John Dexter, English director and producer (b. 1925)
  • 1991 – Margaret Atwood Judson, American historian and author (b. 1899)
  • 1991 – Parkash Singh, Indian soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1913)
  • 1992 – Friedrich Hayek, Austrian-German economist, philosopher, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
  • 1992 – Ron Lapointe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1949)
  • 1994 – Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican economist and politician (b. 1950)
  • 1994 – Giulietta Masina, Italian actress (b. 1921)
  • 1995 – Davie Cooper, Scottish footballer and coach (b. 1956)
  • 1999 – Luis María Argaña, Paraguayan judge and politician, Vice President of Paraguay (b. 1932)
  • 1999 – Osmond Borradaile, Canadian director and cinematographer (b. 1898)
  • 2001 – Rowland Evans, American journalist (b. 1921)
  • 2001 – Margaret Jones, British archaeologist (b. 1916)
  • 2001 – Robert Laxalt, American author (b. 1923)
  • 2001 – David McTaggart, Canadian badminton player and environmentalist (b. 1932)
  • 2002 – Eileen Farrell, American soprano (b. 1920)
  • 2002 – Ben Hollioake, Australian-English cricketer (b. 1977)
  • 2003 – Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-English flute player and journalist (b. 1926)
  • 2004 – Rupert Hamer, Australian soldier, lawyer, and politician, 39th Premier of Victoria (b. 1916)
  • 2006 – David B. Bleak, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1932)
  • 2006 – Desmond Doss, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)
  • 2006 – Cindy Walker, American singer-songwriter and dancer (b. 1918)
  • 2007 – Paul Cohen, American mathematician and theorist (b. 1934)
  • 2007 – Eric Medlen, American race car driver (b. 1973)
  • 2008 – Vaino Vahing, Estonian psychiatrist, author, and playwright (b. 1940)
  • 2009 – Ghukas Chubaryan, Armenian sculptor (b. 1923)
  • 2009 – Raúl Macías, Mexican boxer and trainer (b. 1934)
  • 2011 – Jean Bartik, American computer scientist and engineer (b. 1924)
  • 2011 – Rosario Morales, Puerto Rican poet and writer (b.1930)
  • 2011 – Elizabeth Taylor, American-British actress, socialite and humanitarian (b. 1932)
  • 2012 – Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, Somalian politician, President of Somalia (b. 1934)
  • 2012 – Jim Duffy, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1937)
  • 2012 – Naji Talib, Iraqi politician, 52nd Prime Minister of Iraq (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – Lonnie Wright, American basketball and football player (b. 1945)
  • 2013 – Boris Berezovsky, Russian-born Soviet-British mathematician and businessman (b. 1946)
  • 2013 – Onofre Corpuz, Filipino economist, historian, and academic (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Virgil Trucks, American baseball player and coach (b. 1917)
  • 2013 – Joe Weider, Canadian-American bodybuilder and publisher, co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (b. 1919)
  • 2014 – Dave Brockie, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1963)
  • 2014 – Jaroslav Šerých, Czech painter and illustrator (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Adolfo Suárez, Spanish lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1932)
  • 2015 – Gian Vittorio Baldi, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • 2015 – Lee Kuan Yew, Singaporean lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – Bobby Lowther, American basketball player and lieutenant (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – Lil’ Chris, English singer-songwriter, actor, and television personality (b. 1990)
  • 2016 – Joe Garagiola, Sr., American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1926)
  • 2016 – Ken Howard, American actor (b. 1944)
  • 2021 – George Segal, American actor (b. 1934)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Gregory the Illuminator (Episcopal Church)
    • Gwinear
    • Joseph Oriol
    • Ottone Frangipane
    • Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès (Maronite Church)
    • Turibius of Mogrovejo
    • Victorian, Frumentius and Companions
    • March 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Day of Hungarian-Polish Friendship (Hungary and Poland)
  • Day of the Sea (Bolivia)
  • Family Day (South Africa)
  • Śmigus-Dyngus (Poland, Ukraine), Polish diaspora communities)
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Day (Azerbaijan)
  • Pakistan Day (Pakistan)
  • Promised Messiah Day (Ahmadiyya)
  • World Meteorological Day
  • BBC: On This Day
  • The New York Times: On This Day
  • Historical Events on March 23
  • Today in Canadian History

March 23 Day, the conclusion

Here, we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.

This calendar for the national days of March (March 23 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic March 23 day celebrates.

Every day of the month is like a new chapter in a book that you haven’t read before. Use this handy list to help plan for the month ahead for your favorite national day.

Check out more March events, March holidays, events and observances. Click on any date from the calendar below.

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