March 23: Day of the Week
March 23, 2017 was the 82nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 283 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
March 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1708James Francis Edward Stuart lands at the Firth of Forth.
- 1801Tsar Paul I of Russia is struck with a sword, then strangled, and finally trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael’s Castle.
- 1868The University of California is founded in Oakland, California when the Organic Act is signed into law.
- 1879War 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.
- 1889The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is established by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.
- 1905Eleftherios Venizelos calls for Crete’s union with Greece, and begins what is to be known as the Theriso revolt.
- 1940The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or the then Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All India Muslim League.
- 1965NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States’ first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young).
- 1983Strategic Defense Initiative: President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles.
- 1996Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.
Who were born on March 23?
- 1831Eduard Schlagintweit, German writer (d. 1866)
- 1893Cedric Gibbons, American art director (d. 1960)
- 1914Milbourne Christopher, American illusionist (d. 1984)
- 1939Pepe Lienhard, Swiss band leader and entertainer
- 1949Ric Ocasek, American musician (The Cars)
- 1953Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Indian entrepreneur
- 1955Moses Malone, American basketball player
- 1973Jerzy Dudek, Polish footballer
- 1980Itay Tiran, Israeli actor
- 1988Michal Neuvirth, Czech ice hockey player
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