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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 1821
    Greek War of Independence: Battle and fall of city of Kalamata.
  • 1939
    The Hungarian air force attacks the headquarters of Slovak air force in the city of Spišská Nová Ves, kills 13 people and began the Slovak–Hungarian War.
  • 1965
    NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States’ first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young).
  • 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.
  • 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 crashes in Siberia when the pilot’s fifteen-year old son accidentally disengages the autopilot, killing all 75 people on board.
  • 1996
    Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.

Who were born on March 23?

  • 1869
    Calouste Gulbenkian, Armenian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1955)
  • 1878
    Franz Schreker, Austrian composer (d. 1934)
  • 1893
    Cedric Gibbons, American art director (d. 1960)
  • 1910
    Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director (d. 1998)
  • 1948
    David Olney, American musician
  • 1954
    Kenneth Cole, American fashion designer
  • 1956
    José Manuel Barroso, Portuguese politician
  • 1973
    Jason Kidd, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Michelle Monaghan, American actress
  • 1982
    José Raúl Contreras, Chilean footballer

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