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Saturday March 23, 2019

March 23: Day of the Week

March 23, 2019 was the 82nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 283 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.

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March 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1708
    James Francis Edward Stuart lands at the Firth of Forth.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his speech – “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” – at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1821
    Greek War of Independence: Battle and fall of city of Kalamata.
  • 1935
    Signing of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
  • 1965
    NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States’ first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young).
  • 1983
    Strategic Defense Initiative: President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles.
  • 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
    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.
  • 2005
    Texas City Refinery explosion: During a test on a distillation tower liquid waste builds up and flows out of a blowout tower. Waste fumes ignite and explode killing 15 workers.

Who were born on March 23?

  • 1869
    Calouste Gulbenkian, Armenian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1955)
  • 1905
    Lale Andersen, German singer and cabaretist (d. 1972)
  • 1935
    Barry Cryer, British writer and comedian
  • 1952
    Kim Stanley Robinson, American author
  • 1953
    Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Indian entrepreneur
  • 1956
    José Manuel Barroso, Portuguese politician
  • 1958
    Bengt-Åke Gustafsson, Swedish ice hockey player and coach
  • 1958
    Michael Sorich, American voice actor, writer and director
  • 1978
    Nicholle Tom, American actress, twin sister of listed below
  • 1979
    Donncha O'Callaghan, Irish rugby player

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