On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1944

Historical Events

  • Italian resistance group bombs occupying German police at Via Rasella, Rome; killing 33 and wounding 110 of the 156 man force; retaliation kills 335 civilians

Famous Birthdays

  • George Scott, MLB first baseman, 1966-79 (Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, and 2 other teams), born in Greenville, Mississippi, (d. 2013)
  • Michael Nyman, British pianist and composer (Mesmer; Carrington; The Piano), born in Stratford, London
  • Ric Ocasek [Otcasek], American songwriter, guitarist, singer, and producer (The Cars - "Best Friend's Girl"; "Shake It Up"; "You Are The Girl"), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • Salim Altaf, cricketer (Pakistan medium-pacer in 21 Tests 1967-78)

Famous Deaths

  • O.C. Wingate, British General-Major (Burma), dies in air crash in India at 41
1944 Highlights

About March 23, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries