Saturday March 23, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

March 23: Day of the Week

March 23, 2024 is the 83rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 283 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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.

March 23 Historical Event(s)

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.
1868
The University of California is founded in Oakland, California when the Organic Act is signed into law.
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.
1935
Signing of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
1962
Ship NS, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, is launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace initiative.
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.
1989
Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce their discovery of cold fusion at the University of Utah.
1994
At an election rally in Tijuana, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated by Mario Aburto Martínez.
2001
The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.

Who were born on March 23?

1880
Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (d. 1922)
1933
Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist
1951
Ron Jaworski, American football player and analyst
1954
Geno Auriemma, American basketball coach
1958
Michael Sorich, American voice actor, writer and director
1965
Marti Pellow, Scottish singer
1971
Alexander Selivanov, Russian ice hockey player
1980
Russell Howard, English comedian
1986
Steven Strait, American actor
1995
Jan Lisiecki, Canadian pianist

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