On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 2001

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji

Famous Deaths

  • Irving "Sully" Boyar, American actor (Dog Day Afternoon, Car Wash), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Rowland Evans, American news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak), dies at 79