What Happened on March 23, 2001

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

  • David McTaggart, Canadian co-founder of Greenpeace, dies in a car accident at 68
  • 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
2001 Highlights

About March 23, 2001

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Butterfly - Crazy Town
  • UK #1 Song: Pure And Simple - Hear'say