March 23rd Holidays and Trivia

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March 23rd Holidays

So what are today’s holidays? Here is a list of the quirky mostly unknown holidays that you may have never heard of. Each day there is something to celebrate and here is today’s list

  • Cuddly Kitten Day Cute grey kitten
    Today is a good day to give your kitty extra cuddles! Who doesn’t want to cuddle with a little ball of furry cuteness?
  • National Chip and Dip Day
    How will you celebrate Chip and Dip Day? Guacamole and tortilla chips, French onion and potato chips, hummus and pita chips? So many choices!
  • National Melba Toast Day
    Did you know that both Melba Toast and Peach Melba are named after Australian opera singer, Helen Porter Mitchell? They are! Her real name was Dame Nellie Melba, and her chef made these special treats just for her.
  • National Puppy Day
    So not only is it Cuddly Kitten Day but it is also National Puppy Day. So grab your puppy and give it some extra love and treats today too! National Puppy Day was founded by Pet Lifestyle Expert, Animal Behaviorist and Author, Colleen Paige in 2006.
  • Near Miss Day
    On March 22 & 23rd in 1989, an asteroid that orbits our sun, named Asclepius (named after the Greek demigod of medicine and healing) passed by the Earth at a distance of almost 425,000 miles. However, scientists only discovered this after nine days. Many geophysicists believe that the collision of Asclepius with the Earth would have wreaked havoc, resulting in the release of energy comparable to a 600 megaton atomic bomb! Had it collided scientists say it would of released energy comparable to the explosion of a 600 megaton atomic bomb. We got lucky! So Happy Near Miss Day!
  • OK Day
    To celebrate this OKest word,  Allan Metcalf, author of OK: The Improbable Story of America’s Greatest Word, suggested making March 23 OK Day. The first such day was celebrated in 2011.
  • World Meteorological Day
    World Meteorological Day takes place every year on March 23rd, and commemorates the coming into force on March 23rd, 1950 of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization.  It honors the essential contribution of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to the safety and wellbeing of society and is celebrated with activities around the world. Visit  public.wmo.int/en/resources/world-meteorological-day to see what each year’s theme is. 

March 23rd Horoscope Sign is Aries

Horoscope Aries Magnet
Time period: March 21 – April 19
Ruling planet: Mars
Symbol: Ram
Zodiac quality: Cardinal
Birthstones: Topaz, Aquamarine, Jasper, Heliotrope, Diamond
Spirit Color: Red
Flower: Thistle & honeysuckle
Romantic Compatibility: Sagittarius
Traits: Independent, passionate, competitive, perfectionists, honest, energetic, sexy but can be closed minded, uncompromising and honest to a fault.

March 23rd Trivia

  • 1905 – Joan Crawford, American actress was born in San Antonio, TX. She has starred in Mommy Dearest, Our Blushing Brides, Love on the Run, Above Suspicion, Queen Bee and so many more. Joan passed away on  May 10, 1977, in Manhattan, New York, NY.Joan Crawford - 1936 - Hurrell
  • 1939 – The #1 movie was, “Gunga Din,” starring Cary Grant.
  • 1952 – Rex Tillerson, American businessman, engineer and diplomat; 69th United States Secretary of State is born.
  • 1953 – Chaka Khan, American singer-songwriter is born in USO Illinois Great Lakes Center, IL.  Her career has spanned nearly five decades, beginning in the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the funk band Rufus.
  • 1965 – NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States’ first two-man space flight.
  • 1971 – The #1 movie was, “Get Carter.”
  • 1976 – Keri Russell, American actress was born in  Fountain Valley, CA. She has starred in The Americans, Mission Impossible 2, The Lottery, The Skywalker Legacy, Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker and many more. She is married to Matthew Rhys with whom she stars in The Americans.
  • 1977 – The first of The Nixon Interviews of twelve were recorded over a four week period  and videotaped with British journalist David Frost interviewing former United States President Richard Nixon about the Watergate scandal and the Nixon tapes.
  • 1978 – Perez Hilton, American blogger was born in , Miami, FL.
  • 1980 – The #1 movie was, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” a story about Loretta Lynn’s life starring Sissy Spacek.Keri Russell 2010
  • 1983 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Billie Jean,” by  Michael Jackson.
  • 1992 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Save The Best For Last,” by  Vanessa Williams.
  • 1983 – President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles.
  • 1994 – The Green Ramp Disaster happens where a US 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.
  • 1994 – Aeroflot Flight 593 crashed into the Kuznetsk Alatau mountain, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia, killing 75.
  • 2016 – ISIS claims responsibility as two suicide bomber brothers  kill 34 people.
  • 2017 – A man killed at least three people and injured 40 more in an attack with a vehicle and a knife at Britain’s Parliament.
  • 2018 – The #1 song on the Top 40 Billboard was, “Perfect,” by Ed Sheeran.
  • 2020 – Wisconsin’s governor Tony Evers announces  Wisconsin will go on shut down due to the Coronavirus.
  • 2021 – George Segal, American actor and musician passed away during a bypass surgery at 87 years old. He starred in many shows over his lifetime including  “The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox,” and “Fun with Dick and Jane.” In the 90s, Segal was becoming better known for television roles, including  “Just Shoot Me!”, “The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox,” and “Fun with Dick and Jane”,  “Just Shoot Me!” and “The Goldbergs.”

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