March 23 in History
1839March 23, 1839:
“OK” becomes a national vernacular after The Boston Morning Post publishes the initials “O.K.” for the first time.
1857March 23, 1857:
The first commercial elevator is installed by American inventor Elisha Otis, in a New York City department store.
1945March 23, 1945:
American pianist and singer Nat King Cole's “King Cole Trio” becomes the first record album to appear at No. 1 on the Billboard magazine pop album chart.
1983March 23, 1983:
The world’s first recipient of a permanent artificial heart, Barney Clark dies 112 days following the groundbreaking surgery.
1987March 23, 1987:
American television soap opera “The Bold & the Beautiful” premieres on CBS.
1994March 23, 1994:
Luis Donaldo Colosio, representing Mexico’s ruling party in the presidential elections, is shot during a campaign rally in Tijuana.
1998March 23, 1998:
The epic historical drama film, “Titanic” wins 11 Academy Awards, tying the record set by “Ben-Hur”.
1999March 23, 1999:
Vice President of Paraguay, Luis María Argaña is assassinated by gunmen.
2002March 23, 2002:
Actors Denzel Washington and Halle Berry become the second and third African-Americans to win Academy Awards.
2004March 23, 2004:
American recording artist Usher releases his 4th studio album, “Confessions”.