March 23 holidays in 2021

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
World Meteorological Day - International
World Meteorological Day United states United nations observance
Pakistan Day Pakistan Public holiday
Puppy Day - Weird
National Chia Day - Weird
National Chip and Dip Day - Weird
National Near Miss Day - Weird
National Melba Toast Day - Weird
National American Diabetes Association Alert Day - Weird
Day of the sea Bolivia Observance
Yom HaAliyah Israel Official Holiday, Business as usual
Nauryz (Day 3) Kazakhstan Public holiday
Birthday of the Sultan of Johor Malaysia (Johor) Common local holiday
Southern Africa Liberation Day Angola Public holiday

Historical Events on March 23

  • 1769: The Duke of Grafton, Augustus FitzRoy, divorces the Duchess of Grafton, Ann Liddel. This is done by an Act of Parliament.
  • 1775: In a speech given to support Virginian troops who were joining the war, Patrick Henry proclaims: “Give me liberty, or give me death!”
  • 1808: The brother of Napoleon, Joseph, ascends the Spanish throne.
  • 1857: The first elevator by Elisha Graves Otis is installed in a building in New York City.
  • 1862: Confederates are defeated at the First Battle of Kernstown, Virginia during the American Civil War.
  • 1868: When the Organic Act is signed into law, the University of California is established.
  • 1909: Former U.S President Theodore Roosevelt leaves for a safari in Africa. The trip is sponsored by the National Geographic Society, as well as the Smithsonian Institution.
  • 1918: The 10 Battalion of the Royal West Kent Regiment is defeated during the German Spring Offensive. Many of the soldiers in this regiment will end up becoming POWs.
  • 1919: A Fascist political movement is started in Milan, Italy by Benito Mussolini.
  • 1956: Pakistan becomes an Islamic Republic.
  • 1965: Gemini 3 is launched by NASA. It’s the first 2-man space flight and features astronauts John Young and Gus Grissom.
  • 1994: 75 people are killed when Aeroflot Flight 593 crashes into the Kuznetsk Alatau mountain in Russia.
  • 1996: Lee Teng hui is elected as President of Taiwan during direct elections.
  • 2001: The Russian Space Station Mir enters Earth’s atmosphere, breaks ip and falls into the Pacific Ocean near Fiji.

Famous Birthdays on March 23

  • French novelist and Nobel Prize laureate, Roger Martin du Gard is born in 1881.
  • German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Hermann Staudinger is born in 1881.
  • Swiss-Italian pharmacologist and Nobel Prize laureate, Daniel Bovet is born in 1907.
  • American author Kim Stanley Robinson is born in 1952.
  • American singer-songwriter Chaka Khan is born in 1953.
  • American actress Amanda Plummer is born in 1957.



Chinese New Year

Mardi Gras


Earth Day

Labor Day