History of 23 March

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History of 23 March

  • 1993 – U.N. experts announced that record ozone lows had been registered over a large area of the Western Hemisphere.
  • 1994 – Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexico’s leading presidential candidate, was assassinated in Tijuana. Mario Aburto Martinez was arrested at the scene and confessed to the killing.
  • 1994 – Wayne Gretzky broke Gordie Howe’s National Hockey League (NHL) career record with his 802nd goal.
  • 1994 – Howard Stern formally announced his Libertarian run for New York governor.
  • 1996 – Taiwan held its first democratic presidential elections.
  • 1998 – Germany’s largest bank pledged $3.1 million to Jewish foundations as restitution for Nazi looting.
  • 1998 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that term limits for state lawmakers were constitutional.
  • 1998 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin fired his Cabinet.
  • 1998 – The movie “Titanic” won 11 Oscars at the Academy Awards.
  • 1998 – The German company Bertelsmann AG agreed to purchase the American publisher Random House for $1.4 billion. The merger created the largest English-language book-publishing company in the world.
  • 1999 – NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana gave formal approval for air strikes against Serbian targets.
  • 2001 – Russia’s orbiting Mir space station plunged into the South Pacific after its 15-years of use.
  • 2003 – Battle of Nasiriyah, first major conflict during the invasion of Iraq.
  • 2008 – Official opening of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, India
  • 2009 – FedEx Express Flight 80: A McDonnell Douglas MD-11 flying from Guangzhou, China crashes at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, killing both the captain and the co-pilot.
  • 2018 — President of Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigns from the presidency amid a mass corruption scandal before certain impeachment by the opposition-majority Congress of Peru.
  • 2019 – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces declared military victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant after four years of fighting, although the group maintains a scattered presence and sleeper cells across Syria and Iraq.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Erin Crocker, American race car driver
  • 1981 – Tony Peña, Jr., Dominican baseball player
  • 1981 – Shelley Rudman, English bobsledder
  • 1981 – Giuseppe Sculli, Italian footballer
  • 1981 – Brett Young, American country music singer
  • 1982 – José Contreras Arrau, Chilean footballer
  • 1982 – Andrea Musacco, Italian footballer
  • 1982 – Evgeni Striganov, Estonian ice dancer
  • 1983 – Hakan Balta, Turkish footballer
  • 1983 – Mo Farah, Somali-English runner
  • 1983 – Sascha Riether, German international footballer, right-back
  • 1983 – Jerome Thomas, English footballer
  • 1984 – Ryan Araña, Filipino basketball player
  • 1984 – Brandon Marshall, American football player
  • 1985 – Maurice Jones-Drew, American football player
  • 1985 – Bethanie Mattek-Sands, American tennis player
  • 1986 – Patrick Bordeleau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Andrea Dovizioso, Italian motorcycle racer
  • 1986 – Brett Eldredge, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1986 – Kangana Ranaut, Indian actress
  • 1987 – Alan Toovey, Australian footballer
  • 1988 – Dellin Betances, American baseball player
  • 1988 – Jason Kenny, English cyclist
  • 1988 – Michal Neuvirth, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Ayesha Curry, Canadian-American chef, author and television personality
  • 1989 – Nikola Gulan, Serbian footballer
  • 1989 – Sarah McKenna, English rugby player
  • 1989 – Luis Fernando Silva, Mexican footballer
  • 1990 – Jaime Alguersuari, Spanish race car driver
  • 1990 – Robert Zickert, German footballer
  • 1991 – Gregg Wylde, Scottish footballer
  • 1992 – Tolga Ciğerci, German-Turkish footballer
  • 1992 – Morgan Evans, Welsh rugby league player
  • 1992 – Kyrie Irving, Australian-American basketball player
  • 1993 – Kyle Lovett, Australian rugby league player
  • 1993 – Aytaç Kara, Turkish footballer
  • 1994 – Nick Powell, English footballer
  • 1995 – Kevin Kauber, Estonian footballer
  • 1995 – Jan Lisiecki, Canadian pianist
  • 1995 – Ozan Tufan, Turkish footballer
  • 1996 – Alexander Albon, Thai-British racing driver

 

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