On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 2003

Historical Events


PandemicSARS Outbreak

Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus

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The SARS virus, known technically as SARS-CoV (coronavirus). First appearing in China in 2002, the disease spread to 29 countries before it was stopped.
The SARS virus, known technically as SARS-CoV (coronavirus). First appearing in China in 2002, the disease spread to 29 countries before it was stopped.
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Famous Deaths

  • Fernand Fonssagrives, French photographer, dies at 92
  • James H. Critchfield, American C.I.A. officer, dies at 86
2003 Highlights

About April 23, 2003

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus