March 23: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On March 23, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The 82nd day of the Gregorian calendar, March 23rd, commemorates the beginning of the Fascist political movement and Patrick Henry’s famous American Revolutionary War speech, “Give me liberty, or give me death!”

The 23rd of March falls under the sign of Aries. Kenneth Cole, Michelle Monaghan, and Keri Russell all have March 23rd birthdays. National Puppy Day and World Meteorological Day are both celebrated on March 23rd.


(March 23, 1806)
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began their return to St. Louis, Missouri, on this day in 1806 after completing the first U.S. overland voyage to the Pacific coast. Their journey had begun in May 1804.


(March 23, 1910)
Kurosawa Akira, a Japanese director who gained international acclaim for films like Rashmon (1950), which combined Japanese historical themes with a Western sense of action and drama, was born.

(March 23, 1983)
President Ronald Reagan announced the Strategic Defense Initiative, sometimes known as Star Wars, in a countrywide television address. The Strategic Defense Initiative is a proposed strategic defensive system against potential nuclear assaults.

(March 23, 1998)
Titanic (1997), directed by James Cameron, was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, tying Ben-Hur for the most (1959).

(March 23, 2001)
The Soviet/Russian space station Mir lasted 15 years in orbit after reentering Earth's atmosphere and landing into the South Pacific Ocean, despite being built for only 5 years of service.

(Died on March 23, 2021)
George Segal, American actor (b. 1934).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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