23 March

23 March

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 23rd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 23rd in history!

Global Celebrations

  • Martyr’s Day.
  • World Meteorological Day
  • National Puppy Day
  • Near Miss Day
  • National Chip and Dip Day
  • Melba Toast Day

Historic Events

1976: Japanese pornstar and ultranationalist Mitsuyasu Maeno poses next to his plane before flying off to Kamikaze his aircraft into the home of right-wing politician Yoshio Kodama, 23rd March 1976.

Japanese pornstar and ultranationalist Mitsuyasu Maeno pose next to his plane before flying off to Kamikaze his aircraft into the home of right-wing politician Yoshio Kodama, on 23rd March 1976.

1965: Hovering U.S. Army helicopters pour machine-gun fire into the tree line to cover the advance of South Vietnamese ground troops as they attack a Viet Cong camp eighteen miles north of Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border, March 1965. (AP Photo/Horst Faas) Colorized by me

Hovering U.S. Army helicopters pour machine-gun fire into the tree line to cover the advance of South Vietnamese ground troops as they attack a Viet Cong camp eighteen miles north of Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border, March 1965. (AP Photo/Horst Faas) Colorized by me

1944: An elderly man sits on the pile of rubble which was once his home, following a V1 Flying Bomb strike in Upper Norwood, London, July 1944.He had been out for a walk as his wife prepared the Sunday lunch, and returned to find that his house had been destroyed and his wife killed.

An elderly man sits on the pile of rubble which was once his home, following a V1 Flying Bomb strike in Upper Norwood, London, July 1944.He had been out for a walk as his wife prepared the Sunday lunch, and returned to find that his house had been destroyed and his wife killed.

1931 : On this day, March 23, the day when three great Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged in 1931. Every year this day is celebrated as Martyr’s day.

On this day, March 23, the day when three great Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged in 1931.

1917: Ottoman officials surrender the city of Jerusalem to the British, 1917.

Ottoman officials surrender the city of Jerusalem to the British, in 1917.

“PEACE STRENGTH OF THE GREAT POWERS” Infographic from the Daily Mail – WWI

“PEACE STRENGTH OF THE GREAT POWERS” Infographic from the Daily Mail – WWI

50 years ago USSR made an invasion of Czechoslovakia. There are photos of the events that have been named “Prague Spring”

50 years ago USSR made an invasion of Czechoslovakia. There are photos of the events that have been named “Prague Spring”

1857: Elisha Otis installs his 1st elevator at 488 Broadway in New York City in 1857.

1808: Napoleon’s brother Joseph takes the throne of Spain in 1808.

Famous Birthdays

  • Kyrie Irving was born
  • Kangana Ranaut was born
  • Michele Monaghan was born

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Bhagat Singh died.
  • Shivaram Rajguru died.
  • Sukhdev Thappar died.

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