On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 2020

Historical Events

  • African American Daniel Prude dies after being physically retrained by police in Rochester, New York, including having a hood put over his head

PandemicCOVID-19

COVID-19 lockdowns imposed in South Africa and the United Kingdom while other European nations extend and strengthen their lockdowns

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Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Immediate global ceasefire to fight COVID-19 called for by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres
PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Guterres
  • New York confirmed as new center of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US with 20,875 cases (5,707 in the last day) and 157 deaths
  • WHO says the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating, 1st 100,000 cases took 67 days, 2nd 100,000 cases 11 days, 3rd 100,000 cases 4 days

Famous Deaths

  • Branko Cikatić, Croatian kickboxer (first K-1 World Grand Prix Heavyweight C'ship 1993), dies from Parkinson's disease at 65
2020 Highlights

About March 23, 2020

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries