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23rd of March 1400 EVENT The Tran Dynasty of Vietnam is deposed after one hundred and seventy-five years of rule by Ho Quy Ly, a court official.
23rd of March 1708 EVENT James Francis Edward Stuart lands at the Firth of Forth.
23rd of March 1801 EVENT Tsar Paul I of Russia is struck with a sword, then strangled, and finally trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael's Castle.
23rd of March 1806 EVENT After traveling through the Louisiana Purchase and reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their "Corps of Discovery" begin their arduous journey home.
23rd of March 1821 EVENT Greek War of Independence: Battle and fall of city of Kalamata.
23rd of March 1848 EVENT The ship John Wickliffe arrives at Port Chalmers carrying the first Scottish settlers for Dunedin, New Zealand. Otago province is founded.
23rd of March 1857 EVENT Elisha Otis's first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City.
23rd of March 1862 EVENT The First Battle of Kernstown, Virginia, marks the start of Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign. Though a Confederate defeat, the engagement distracts Federal efforts to capture Richmond.
23rd of March 1868 EVENT The University of California is founded in Oakland, California when the Organic Act is signed into law.
23rd of March 1879 EVENT War of the Pacific: The Battle of Topater, the first battle of the war is fought between Chile and the joint forces of Bolivia and Peru.
23rd of March 1889 EVENT The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is established by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.
23rd of March 1905 EVENT Eleftherios Venizelos calls for Crete's union with Greece, and begins what is to be known as the Theriso revolt.
23rd of March 1908 EVENT American diplomat Durham Stevens is attacked by Korean assassins Jeon Myeong-un and Jang In-hwan, leading to his death in a hospital two days later.
23rd of March 1909 EVENT Theodore Roosevelt leaves New York for a post-presidency safari in Africa. The trip is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic Society.
23rd of March 1919 EVENT In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement.
23rd of March 1931 EVENT Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar are hanged for murder during the Indian struggle for independence.
23rd of March 1933 EVENT The Reichstag passes the Enabling Act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.
23rd of March 1935 EVENT Signing of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
23rd of March 1939 EVENT The Hungarian air force attacks the headquarters of Slovak air force in the city of Spisska Nova Ves, kills 13 people and began the Slovak : Hungarian War.
23rd of March 1940 EVENT The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or the then Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All India Muslim League.
23rd of March 1942 EVENT World War II: In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces capture the Andaman Islands.
23rd of March 1956 EVENT Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. (Republic Day in Pakistan)
23rd of March 1962 EVENT NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, is launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace initiative.
23rd of March 1965 EVENT NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States' first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young).
23rd of March 1978 EVENT The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line.
23rd of March 1980 EVENT Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans.
23rd of March 1982 EVENT Guatemala's government, headed by Fernando Romeo Lucas Garcia is overthrown in a military coup by right-wing General Efrain Rios Montt.
23rd of March 1983 EVENT Strategic Defense Initiative: President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles.
23rd of March 1989 EVENT Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce their discovery of cold fusion at the University of Utah.
23rd of March 1991 EVENT The Revolutionary United Front, with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor's National Patriotic Front of Liberia, invades Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow Joseph Saidu Momoh, sparking a gruesome 11-year Sierra Leone Civil War.
23rd of March 1994 EVENT At an election rally in Tijuana, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated by Mario Aburto Martinez.
23rd of March 1994 EVENT Aeroflot Flight 593 crashes in Siberia when the pilot's fifteen-year old son accidentally disengages the autopilot, killing all 75 people on board.
23rd of March 1994 EVENT A United States Air Force (USAF) F-16 aircraft collides with a USAF C-130 at Pope Air Force Base and then crashes, killing 24 United States Army soldiers on the ground. This later became known as the Green Ramp disaster.
23rd of March 1996 EVENT Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.
23rd of March 1999 EVENT Gunmen assassinate Paraguay's Vice President Luis Maria Argana.
23rd of March 2001 EVENT The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.
23rd of March 2003 EVENT In Nasiriyah, Iraq, 11 soldiers of the 507th Maintenance Company as well as 18 U.S. Marines are killed during the first major conflict of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 654 Iraqi combatants are also killed.
23rd of March 1429 BIRTHDAY Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI of England (d. 1482)
23rd of March 1638 BIRTHDAY Frederik Ruysch, Dutch physician and anatomist (d. 1731)
23rd of March 1645 BIRTHDAY William Kidd, Scottish sailor (d. 1701)
23rd of March 1699 BIRTHDAY John Bartram, American botanist (d. 1777)
23rd of March 1723 BIRTHDAY Agha Mohammad Khan Ghajar, King of Iran (d. 1771)
23rd of March 1732 BIRTHDAY Marie Adelaide of France, daughter of Louis XV (d. 1800)
23rd of March 1754 BIRTHDAY Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician, physicist, and artillery officer (d. 1802)
23rd of March 1769 BIRTHDAY William Smith, English geologist and cartographer (d. 1839)
23rd of March 1769 BIRTHDAY Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (d. 1832)
23rd of March 1823 BIRTHDAY Schuyler Colfax, American politician, 17th Vice President of the United States (d. 1885)
23rd of March 1826 BIRTHDAY Leon Minkus, German/Czech composer and violinist (d. 1917)
23rd of March 1831 BIRTHDAY Eduard Schlagintweit, German writer (d. 1866)
23rd of March 1834 BIRTHDAY Julius Reubke, German composer (d. 1858)
23rd of March 1858 BIRTHDAY Ludwig Quidde, German pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1941)
23rd of March 1862 BIRTHDAY Nathaniel Reed, American outlaw turned evangelist (d. 1950)
23rd of March 1868 BIRTHDAY Dietrich Eckart, early supporter of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party and member of Thule Society (d. 1923)
23rd of March 1869 BIRTHDAY Calouste Gulbenkian, Armenian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1955)
23rd of March 1874 BIRTHDAY J. C. Leyendecker, German American Illustrator (d. 1951)
23rd of March 1878 BIRTHDAY Franz Schreker, Austrian composer (d. 1934)
23rd of March 1880 BIRTHDAY Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (d. 1922)
23rd of March 1881 BIRTHDAY Roger Martin du Gard, French writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1958)
23rd of March 1881 BIRTHDAY Hermann Staudinger, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
23rd of March 1882 BIRTHDAY Amalie Emmy Noether, German mathematician (d. 1935)
23rd of March 1887 BIRTHDAY Juan Gris, Spanish artist (d. 1927)
23rd of March 1887 BIRTHDAY Josef Capek, Czech writer (d. 1945)
23rd of March 1887 BIRTHDAY Prince Felix Yussupov, Russian assassin of Rasputin (d. 1967)
23rd of March 1893 BIRTHDAY Cedric Gibbons, American art director (d. 1960)
23rd of March 1893 BIRTHDAY G. D. Naidu (Gopalaswamy Doraiswamy Naidu), Indian Inventor & Engineer (Edison of India) (d. 1974)
23rd of March 1895 BIRTHDAY Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (d. 2001)
23rd of March 1899 BIRTHDAY Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (d. 1943)
23rd of March 1900 BIRTHDAY Erich Fromm, German-born psychoanalyst (d. 1980)
23rd of March 1904 BIRTHDAY H. Beam Piper, American science fiction author (d. 1964)
23rd of March 1905 BIRTHDAY Lale Andersen, German singer and cabaretist (d. 1972)
23rd of March 1905 BIRTHDAY Joan Crawford, American actress (d. 1977)
23rd of March 1907 BIRTHDAY Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1992)
23rd of March 1910 BIRTHDAY Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director (d. 1998)
23rd of March 1912 BIRTHDAY Wernher von Braun, German-born physicist and engineer (d. 1977)
23rd of March 1914 BIRTHDAY Milbourne Christopher, American illusionist (d. 1984)
23rd of March 1915 BIRTHDAY Vasily Zaitsev, Soviet World War II figure (d. 1991)
23rd of March 1919 BIRTHDAY Carl Graffunder, architect
23rd of March 1920 BIRTHDAY Neal Smith, former United States Congressman
23rd of March 1920 BIRTHDAY Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and coach
23rd of March 1921 BIRTHDAY Donald Campbell, British car and motorboat racer (d. 1967)
23rd of March 1922 BIRTHDAY Marty Allen, American comedian and actor
23rd of March 1922 BIRTHDAY Ugo Tognazzi, Italian actor, director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
23rd of March 1924 BIRTHDAY Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor (d. 1980)
23rd of March 1925 BIRTHDAY David Watkin, English cinematographer (d. 2008)
23rd of March 1927 BIRTHDAY Mato Damjanovic, Croatian chess grandmaster (d. 2011)
23rd of March 1929 BIRTHDAY Sir Roger Bannister, English runner
23rd of March 1931 BIRTHDAY Yevgenij Grishin, Russian speed skater (d. 2005)
23rd of March 1931 BIRTHDAY Viktor Korchnoi, Russian chess player
23rd of March 1932 BIRTHDAY Don Marshall, Canadian ice hockey player
23rd of March 1933 BIRTHDAY Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist
23rd of March 1934 BIRTHDAY Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician
23rd of March 1934 BIRTHDAY Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (d. 2006)
23rd of March 1934 BIRTHDAY Mark Rydell, American film and television director
23rd of March 1937 BIRTHDAY Robert Gallo, American physician
23rd of March 1937 BIRTHDAY Craig Breedlove, American land speed record holder
23rd of March 1938 BIRTHDAY Dave Pike, American jazz musician
23rd of March 1939 BIRTHDAY Pepe Lienhard, Swiss band leader and entertainer
23rd of March 1941 BIRTHDAY Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author
23rd of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)
23rd of March 1943 BIRTHDAY Lee May, American baseball player
23rd of March 1943 BIRTHDAY George P. Lee, former general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and convicted sex offender (d. 2010)
23rd of March 1943 BIRTHDAY Nils-Aslak Valkeapaa, Finnish writer (d. 2001)
23rd of March 1944 BIRTHDAY Michael Nyman, British minimalist composer
23rd of March 1944 BIRTHDAY Tony McPhee, English singer and guitarist (The Groundhogs)
23rd of March 1945 BIRTHDAY Franco Battiato, Italian singer, songwriter and filmmaker
23rd of March 1945 BIRTHDAY David Grisman, American bluegrass musician
23rd of March 1948 BIRTHDAY David Olney, American musician
23rd of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Roland Lee, American artist
23rd of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Ric Ocasek, American musician (The Cars)
23rd of March 1950 BIRTHDAY Corinne Clery, French actress
23rd of March 1950 BIRTHDAY Anthony De Longis, American actor
23rd of March 1951 BIRTHDAY Ron Jaworski, American football player and analyst
23rd of March 1952 BIRTHDAY Kim Stanley Robinson, American author
23rd of March 1953 BIRTHDAY Bo Diaz, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1990)
23rd of March 1953 BIRTHDAY Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Indian entrepreneur
23rd of March 1953 BIRTHDAY Chaka Khan, American singer
23rd of March 1954 BIRTHDAY Geno Auriemma, American basketball coach
23rd of March 1954 BIRTHDAY Kenneth Cole, American fashion designer
23rd of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Moses Malone, American basketball player
23rd of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Petrea Burchard, American actress
23rd of March 1956 BIRTHDAY Jose Manuel Barroso, Portuguese politician
23rd of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Amanda Plummer, American actress
23rd of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Robbie James, Welsh footballer (d. 1998)
23rd of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Lucio Gutierrez, Ecuadorian politician
23rd of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Teresa Ganzel, American actress
23rd of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Bengt-Ake Gustafsson, Swedish ice hockey player and coach
23rd of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Etienne De Wilde, Belgian cyclist
23rd of March 1958 BIRTHDAY El Duce, American singer and drummer (The Mentors) (d. 1997)
23rd of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Michael Sorich, American voice actor, writer and director
23rd of March 1959 BIRTHDAY Catherine Keener, American actress
23rd of March 1959 BIRTHDAY Epic Soundtracks, English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls) (d. 1997)
23rd of March 1959 BIRTHDAY Philippe Volter, Belgian actor (d. 2005)
23rd of March 1960 BIRTHDAY Nicol Stephen, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
23rd of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Helmi Johannes, Indonesian television newscaster
23rd of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Steve Holmes, Romanian/German pornographic actor
23rd of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Steve Redgrave, British rower
23rd of March 1963 BIRTHDAY Michel (Jose Miguel Gonzalez Martin), Spanish footballer
23rd of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Hope Davis, American actress
23rd of March 1964 BIRTHDAY John Pinette, American comedian
23rd of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Sarah G. Buxton, American actress
23rd of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Marti Pellow, Scottish singer
23rd of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Gary Whitehead, American poet
23rd of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Richard Grieco, American actor and singer
23rd of March 1967 BIRTHDAY David Ford, Canadian kayaker
23rd of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Damon Albarn, English musician (Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, the Bad & the Queen)
23rd of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Fernando Hierro, Spanish footballer
23rd of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Mitch Cullin, American novelist
23rd of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Michael Atherton, English cricketer
23rd of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Yasmeen Ghauri, Canadian model
23rd of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Karen McDougal, American model
23rd of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Gail Porter, Scottish television presenter
23rd of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Japanese professional wrestler
23rd of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Alexander Selivanov, Russian ice hockey player
23rd of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Joe Calzaghe, Welsh boxer
23rd of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Judith Godreche, French actress and author
23rd of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Jerzy Dudek, Polish footballer
23rd of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Wim Eyckmans, Belgian racing driver
23rd of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Jason Kidd, American basketball player
23rd of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Jayson Blair, American journalist and author
23rd of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Chris Hoy, British track cyclist
23rd of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Michelle Monaghan, American actress
23rd of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Newberry, American football player
23rd of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Dougie Lampkin, English motorcycle trials rider
23rd of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Joel Peralta, Dominican baseball player
23rd of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Ricardo Zonta, Brazilian race car driver
23rd of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Keri Russell, American actress
23rd of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Miklos Perlus, Canadian voice actor
23rd of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Perez Hilton, American blogger and television persona
23rd of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Walter Samuel, Argentine footballer
23rd of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Nicholle Tom, American actress
23rd of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Natalia Hadjiloizou, Belarusian/Cypriot swimmer
23rd of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Mark Buehrle, American baseball player
23rd of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Misty Hyman, American swimmer
23rd of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Donncha O'Callaghan, Irish rugby player
23rd of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Russell Howard, English comedian
23rd of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Itay Tiran, Israeli actor
23rd of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Tony Pena, Jr., Dominican baseball player
23rd of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Erin Crocker, American race car driver
23rd of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Jose Raul Contreras, Chilean footballer
23rd of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Andrea Musacco, Italian footballer
23rd of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Jerome Thomas, English footballer
23rd of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Maurice Jones-Drew, American football player
23rd of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Andrea Dovizioso, Italian motorcycle racer
23rd of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Steven Strait, American actor
23rd of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Patrick Bordeleau, Canadian ice hockey player
23rd of March 1987 BIRTHDAY Alan Toovey, Australian footballer
23rd of March 1988 BIRTHDAY Michal Neuvirth, Czech ice hockey player
23rd of March 1990 BIRTHDAY Jaime Alguersuari, Spanish racing driver
23rd of March 1990 BIRTHDAY Princess Eugenie of York
23rd of March 1995 BIRTHDAY Jan Lisiecki, Canadian pianist
23rd of March 1997 BIRTHDAY Aidan Davis, English dancer
23rd of March 1103 DEATH Eudes I, Duke of Burgundy (Born 1058)
23rd of March 1361 DEATH Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster (Born c. 1310)
23rd of March 1369 DEATH King Pedro of Castile (Born 1334)
23rd of March 1548 DEATH Itagaki Nobukata, retainer of Takeda Shingen (Born 1489)
23rd of March 1555 DEATH Pope Julius III (Born 1487)
23rd of March 1559 DEATH Emperor Gelawdewos of Ethiopia (killed in battle)
23rd of March 1596 DEATH Henry Unton, English diplomat
23rd of March 1606 DEATH Justus Lipsius, Flemish humanist (Born 1547)
23rd of March 1618 DEATH James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn, Scottish politician
23rd of March 1653 DEATH Johan van Galen, Dutch naval officer (Born 1604)
23rd of March 1675 DEATH Anthoni van Noordt, Dutch composer and organist (Born 1619)
23rd of March 1680 DEATH Nicolas Fouquet, French statesman (Born 1615)
23rd of March 1742 DEATH Jean-Baptiste Dubos, French writer (Born 1670)
23rd of March 1747 DEATH Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French soldier (Born 1675)
23rd of March 1748 DEATH Johann Gottfried Walther, German music theorist, organist, and composer (Born 1684)
23rd of March 1754 DEATH Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (Born 1693)
23rd of March 1783 DEATH Charles Carroll, American lawyer and delegate to the Continental Congress (Born 1723)
23rd of March 1801 DEATH Paul I of Russia, Russian tsar (Born 1754)
23rd of March 1842 DEATH Stendhal, French writer (Born 1783)
23rd of March 1914 DEATH Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayes (Saint Rebecca) Lebanese saint (Born 1832)
23rd of March 1923 DEATH Hovhannes Tumanyan Armenian poet and writer (Born 1869)
23rd of March 1927 DEATH Paul Cesar Helleu, French artist (Born 1859)
23rd of March 1931 DEATH Bhagat Singh (Born 1907), Rajguru (b. 1908), Sukhdev (b. 1907) Indian freedom fighters
23rd of March 1935 DEATH Florence Moore, American actress (Born 1886)
23rd of March 1945 DEATH Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Commander of the Japanese garrison during Battle of Iwo Jima (Born 1891)
23rd of March 1947 DEATH Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (Born 1870)
23rd of March 1955 DEATH Artur da Silva Bernardes, President of Brazil (Born 1875)
23rd of March 1960 DEATH Franklin Pierce Adams, American newspaper columnist (Born 1881)
23rd of March 1960 DEATH Said Nursi, Islamic thinker from Turkey (Born 1878)
23rd of March 1964 DEATH Peter Lorre, Hungarian-born actor (Born 1904)
23rd of March 1965 DEATH Mae Murray, American actress (Born 1889)
23rd of March 1968 DEATH Edwin O'Connor, American novelist and Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner (Born 1918)
23rd of March 1970 DEATH Del Lord, Canadian director (Born 1894)
23rd of March 1972 DEATH Cristobal Balenciaga, Spanish fashion designer (Born 1895)
23rd of March 1978 DEATH Haim Ernst Wertheimer, Israeli biochemist, recipient of the Israel Prize (Born 1893)
23rd of March 1979 DEATH Ted Anderson, English footballer (Born 1911)
23rd of March 1980 DEATH Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist (Born 1928)
23rd of March 1982 DEATH Barney Clark, first artificial heart recipient (Born 1921)
23rd of March 1985 DEATH Richard Beeching, chairman of British Railways (Born 1913)
23rd of March 1985 DEATH Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and professor (Born 1908)
23rd of March 1985 DEATH Ben Hardwick, Britain's youngest liver transplant patient (Born 1982)
23rd of March 1990 DEATH John Dexter, English stage and film director (Born 1925)
23rd of March 1991 DEATH Parkash Singh, Indian soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (Born 1913)
23rd of March 1992 DEATH Friedrich Hayek, Austrian economist, Nobel laureate (Born 1899)
23rd of March 1994 DEATH Giulietta Masina, Italian actress (Born 1921)
23rd of March 1994 DEATH Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician (Born 1950)
23rd of March 1994 DEATH Donald Swann, British composer, musician and entertainer (Born 1923)
23rd of March 1995 DEATH Alan Barton, English musician (Black Lace, Smokie) (Born 1953)
23rd of March 1995 DEATH Davie Cooper, Scottish footballer (Born 1956)
23rd of March 1998 DEATH Gerald Stano, American serial killer (Born 1951)
23rd of March 1999 DEATH Luis Maria Argana, Paraguayan politician (Born 1932)
23rd of March 2001 DEATH Rowland Evans, American journalist (Born 1921)
23rd of March 2002 DEATH Eileen Farrell, American soprano (Born 1920)
23rd of March 2002 DEATH Ben Hollioake, English cricketer (Born 1977)
23rd of March 2003 DEATH Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-born journalist (Born 1926)
23rd of March 2004 DEATH Rupert Hamer, Australian politician (Born 1916)
23rd of March 2006 DEATH David B. Bleak, Medal of Honor recipient (Born 1932)
23rd of March 2006 DEATH Desmond Doss, American soldier and first conscientious objector Medal of Honor recipient (Born 1919)
23rd of March 2006 DEATH Cindy Walker, American singer, songwriter and dancer (Born 1918)
23rd of March 2007 DEATH Paul Joseph Cohen, American mathematician, Fields Medal winner (Born 1934)
23rd of March 2007 DEATH Eric Medlen, American NHRA drag racer (Born 1973)
23rd of March 2008 DEATH Rafael Azcona, Spanish screenwriter (Born 1926)
23rd of March 2009 DEATH Raul Macias, Mexican boxer (Born 1934)
23rd of March 2009 DEATH Ghukas Chubaryan, Armenian sculptor (Born 1923)
23rd of March 2011 DEATH Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress (Born 1932)