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Friday March 3, 2023

March 3: Day of the Week

March 3, 2023 is the 62nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 303 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

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

March 2023

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Pisces 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 3 Historical Event(s)

  • 1575
    Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau.
  • 1820
    The U.S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.
  • 1861
    Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs.
  • 1885
    The American Telephone & Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York.
  • 1904
    Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison’s phonograph cylinder.
  • 1910
    Rockefeller Foundation: J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can devote all his time to philanthropy.
  • 1942
    World War II: Ten Japanese warplanes raid the town of Broome, Western Australia, killing more than 100 people.
  • 1944
    The Order of Nakhimov and Order of Ushakov are instituted in USSR as the highest naval awards.
  • 1969
    Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the lunar module.

Who were born on March 3?

  • 1839
    Jamsetji Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1904)
  • 1911
    Jean Harlow, American actress (d. 1937)
  • 1924
    Lilian Velez, Filipno actress (d. 1948)
  • 1933
    Margaret Fink, Australian film producer
  • 1940
    Germán Castro Caycedo, Colombian writer and journalist
  • 1940
    Jean-Paul Proust, French-born Minister of State of Monaco (d. 2010)
  • 1946
    John Virgo, English snooker player
  • 1959
    Duško Vujošević, Montenegrin basketball coach
  • 1962
    Jackie Joyner-Kersee, American athlete
  • 1979
    Alex Zane, English comedian

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