On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 2021

Historical Events

COVID-19 Pandemic

Brazil's daily COVID-19 death toll passes 3,000 (3,251) for the first time (298,676 total deaths reported) as country's Supreme Court blocks President Jair Bolsonaro overturning local restrictions [1]

  • Cargo ship Ever Given gets stuck in the Suez Canal, Egypt, a 400m megaship it completely blocks the shipping canal

Historic Event

First ever tweet by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey "just setting up my twttr" sells for $2.9 million in digitally autographed version


Famous Deaths

  • Benny Dees, American college basketball coach (U of New Orleans; U of Wyoming; Western Carolina Uni), dies at 86
  • Don Heffington, American touring and session drummer, singer, songwriter and producer (Lone Justice; Watkins Family Hour; Emmylou Harris), dies of leukemia at 70
  • Ethel Gabriel (nee Nagy), American record producer and label executive (RCA, 1943-84), dies at 99
  • George Segal, American actor (Carbon Copy; Fun With Dick & Jane; Just Shoot Me!), and banjo player, dies at 87
  • JuliĆ© Pomagalski, French snowboarder (World C'ship gold snowboard cross 1999), dies in an avalanche at 40
2021 Highlights

About March 23, 2021

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Up - Cardi B
  • UK #1 Song: Wellerman - Nathan Evans (220 Kid & Billen Ted Remix)