March 23 is the 82nd day of the year. There are 283 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).
+ 1775 – American Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his speech – "Give me liberty, or give me death!" – at St. John's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia.
+ 1857 – Elisha Otis's first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City.
+ 1965 – NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States' first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young).
+ 1977 – The first of The Nixon Interviews (12 will be recorded over four weeks) are videotaped with British journalist David Frost interviewing former United States President Richard Nixon about the Watergate scandal and the Nixon tapes.
( Births )
+ 1951 – Ron Jaworski, American football player and sportscaster
+ 1953 – Chaka Khan, American singer-songwriter
+ 1955 – Moses Malone, American basketball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)