23 March2023 : Today in History | What Happened on this Day?

23 March2023 : Today in History | What Happened on this Day?

23 March2023 : Today in History | What Happened on this Day?

Find out what happened on 23 March - Every day of the calendar has historical importance. Going back and tracing dates is fun as every date has an interesting fact. So here are some handpicked fun facts for you to enjoy.

Historical Events On This Day

  • In 1026, Conrad II crowned himself the King of Italy.
  • In 1153, the Treaty of Konstanz took place between Frederick I "Barbarossa" & Pope Eugene III.
  • In 1579, Friesland joined the Union of Utrecht. 
  • In 1630, French troops occupied Pinerolo Piedmont.
  • In 1794, Lt-general Tadeusz KoĹ›ciuszko returned to Poland.
  • In 1920, the Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party was formed.
  • In 1931, Indian independence fighters Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar were hanged after conducting an assassination and a bombing.
  • In 1942, over 2,500 Jews were massacred in Lublin. 
  • In 1943, German counterattacks on US lines in Tunisia.
  • In 2004 Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions held its first conference in Hyderabad, India.

Sports Events Today

  • In 1930, Maribel Vinson won the US Ladies' Figure Skating championship.
  • In 1948, Kentucky defeated Baylor by 58-42 in the 10th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. 
  • In 1994, Kapil Dev played his last test cricket.

Art and Culture Events Today

  • In 1933, Kroll Opera opened in Berlin. 
  • In 1950, "Great to Be Alive" opened at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 52 performances.
  • In 1968,  Reprise Records released "Song To A Seagull" which was the debut album of Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. 

Notable Deaths On This Day

S.No

Death year

Personality

1

1931 

Bhagat Singh was an Indian freedom fighter who played an important role in the Indian Independence movement against British colonial rule.

2

1934 

George Segal was an American Actor who became one of the most recognized faces of Hollywood in the 1960s and 70s. He made quite a reputation with films like ‘For the Boys and ‘Flirting with Disaster’. 

3

1964

Peter Lorre was a Hungary-born American actor best remembered for portraying evil roles. Some of his popular movies are Stranger on the Third Floor and Arsenic and Old Lace. 

4

2011

Elizabeth Taylor was an actress who was considered to be one of the best actresses of classic Hollywood cinema. Taylor is best known for films like Cleopatra and National Velvet. 

5

2022

Madeleine Albright was the first female United States Secretary of State who served from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. She was also a New York Times bestselling author.

Famous Birthdays On This Day      

S.No

Birth year 

Personality

1

1942

Michael Haneke is an Austrian film director and screenwriter whose directorial debut, The Seventh Continent, won the Bronze Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival in 1989. 

2

1957 

Amanda Plummer is an American-Canadian actress best recognized for her performances in films like Catching Fire, The Hunger Games, and Pulp Fiction. 

3

1971

Hiroyoshi Yamamoto is a  Japanese professional wrestler who currently works for New Japan Pro-Wrestling. He is a four-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion

4

1974

Jaume Collet-Serra is a Spanish-American film director and producer who directed the horror films, The Shallows, House of Wax, and Orphan. 

5

1983

Mo Farah is a long-distance runner who gained prominence after his 10,000-meter and 5,000-meter wins at the 2012 London Olympics. 

6

1985

Maurice Christopher Jones-Drew is an American former football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons

7

1995

Victoria Pedretti is an American actress who rose to fame after her role as Eleanor "Nell" in the Netflix anthology series, The Haunting. 


These were some of the historical events that happened on 23rd March. We come up with history articles every day. Keep on checking our articles to stay updated.

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