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)
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.
The University of California is founded in Oakland, California when the Organic Act is signed into law.
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.
Signing of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
Ship NS, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, is launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace initiative.
The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line.
Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans.
Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce their discovery of cold fusion at the University of Utah.
At an election rally in Tijuana, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated by Mario Aburto Martínez.
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?
Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (d. 1922)
Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist
Ron Jaworski, American football player and analyst
Geno Auriemma, American basketball coach
Michael Sorich, American voice actor, writer and director
Marti Pellow, Scottish singer
Alexander Selivanov, Russian ice hockey player
Russell Howard, English comedian
Steven Strait, American actor
Jan Lisiecki, Canadian pianist
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