What Happened on March 23, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Bomb assassination against Southern Tirol congregation in Rome, 33 die
  • Royal Air Force gunner Nicholas Alkemade falls 5,500 m out of a plane without a parachute over Nazi Germany and lives

Famous Birthdays

  • George Scott, Greenville, MS, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), (d. 2013)
  • Michael Nyman, composer (Mesmer, Carrington)
  • Salim Altaf, cricketer (Pakistan medium-pacer in 21 Tests 1967-78)

Famous Deaths

  • O C Wingate, British general-major (Burma), dies in air crash