2023 Events and Happenings
Special Holiday & Calendar Events happening in 2023
2023 is an exciting time as the world is fully recovering from shut-downs and covid and there are exciting international happenings, events and anniversaries this year.
This list includes:
- International Happenings
- Historical Events & Anniversaries
- Pop Culture & Fandom Events & Anniversaries
- Sporting Events
- Entertainment Events
- Fashion Events
- Space & Astronomical Events
International Happenings in 2023
Chinese New Year 2023 is January 22 and is the Year of the Rabbit. Chinese New Year is celebrated by approximately 20% of the world and is one of the most celebrated holidays for China and Chinese people. It begins officially on the eve of the New Year and is celebrated as a 7 day public holiday in China.
The world population is projected to reach 8 billion people in January.
In numerology, the number of the year itself 2023 = 7, is a year that is all about focusing on your inner self, being authentic and rising to new challenges by trusting your instincts.
Britain celebrates the Coronation of Charles III and Camilla in Westminster Abbey, London on May 6th
United Nations celebrates the International Year of Millets - See more UN observances - click here.
The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), also know as the Giza Museum, was post-poned because of Covid and is now scheduled to open in 2023 and will be the largest archaeological museum in the world.
Historical Events and Anniversaries in 2023
- 10 years since the death of Nelson Mandela - December 5th
Mandela was the first president of South Africa and is often called Madiba- "The Father of the Nation", who advocated for peace and equality throughout his life.
- 50 years since the death of J. R. R. Tolkien, writer of The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit - September 2nd
Tolkien created a whole new genre of fantasy writing, with a world rich with its own history, wizards and hobbits.
- 50 years since the death of Pablo Picasso - April 8
Picasso is of the most prolific artists to have ever lived. He is known as a father of modern art and Spanish modern culture.
- 60 years since the death of John F. Kennedy - November 22
Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States and was assassinated in 1963.
- 125 years since the death of Lewis Carrol - January
Carrol was creator of classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
- 100 years since the death of Gustave Eiffel - December 27, 1923
Designer and Builder of the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Statue of Liberty in New York.
- 550 years since birth of Nicolaus Copernicus - Feb 19
Copernicus was the mathematician and astronomer who discovered the Sun, not the Earth, was the center of our solar system.
- 1700 years since the death of Alexander the Great - June 10
- 50th Anniversary of the Sydney Opera House - October 20
- 100th anniversary of London’s original Wembley Stadium - April
- 1,000 years ago, in 1023, construction began on Mont-Saint-Michel in France, often called the "Wonder of the West"
- 100 years ago, on July 13, 1923, The Hollywood Sign was officially dedicated in Hollywood, CA
- 125 years ago, on Jan 1, 1898, the city of New York was officially formed.
Historical Events & Happenings
- 40 years ago, on Jan 3, 1983, Time magazine put a personal computer on its front cover as ‘Machine of the Year’ instead of its usual ‘Man of the Year’.
- 50 years ago, on Jan 22, 1973, Abortion was legalized in the US. (Supreme Court ruling: Roe v. Wade.)
- 50 years ago, on May 14, Skylab, the US first space station, was launched
- 60 years ago, on Feb 25, 1963, The Beatles released their first single (Please Please Me) in the US
- 70 years ago, on Jan 17, 1953, Chevrolet displayed the first Corvette sports car in New York City.
- 75 years ago, on Feb 21, 1948, NASCAR was founded at Daytona Beach, Florida.
- 100 years ago, the first radio network in the US was created.
- 100 years ago, on June 18, Checker Taxi first hit the streets
- 150 years ago, on Jan 30, 1873, Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days was published
Pop Culture Anniversaries in 2023
Disney 100 Years of Wonder - Disney celebrates its 100th Anniversary of the birth of the Walt Disney Company. The magic began on October 16, 1923 and the rest is history! #Disney100. The 100th anniversary celebration begins January 1, 2023.
Walt Disney World will continue its 50th Anniversary through March 2023.
Warner Bros 100th Anniversary - April 4, 2023 - celebrations will be happening the entire year.
Kellogg’s Fruit Loops character Toucan Sam - 60th anniversary
Ferrero Candy’s SweetTarts brand - 60th anniversary
Nerds - 40th anniversary.
2023 Movie Anniversaries
- Jurassic Park - 30th
- The Nightmare Before Christmas - 30th
- Die Hard - 35th
- Beetlejuice - 35th
- Big Lebowski - 35th
- Return of the Jedi - 40th
- Scarface -40th
- Risky Business - 40th
- American Grafitti - 50th
- Breakfast at Tiffanys - 75th
2023 Disney Movie Anniversaries
- Finding Nemo - 20th
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl - 20th
- A Bug's Life - 25th
- Mulan - 25th
- Peter Pan - 70th
There are more daily holidays and observances in 2023 than ever before in history. Every day we have a reason to celebrate something in our society. Don't miss your favorite daily fun holiday in 2023.
Sporting Events in 2023
The top 10 major world sports events that TopEndSports.com says you shouldn't miss in 2023 include World Urban Games, Cycling World Championships, Cricket World Cup, Rugby World Cup, World Aquatics Championships, Women's World Cup, Ryder Cup, Gay Games, World Beach Games, World Baseball Classic.
Sporting Events in 2023
- U.S. Gymnastics Championships - June 15-18, 2023
- World Athletics Championships (Hungary) - August 19-27, 2023
- Invictus Games (Germany) - September 9 - 16, 2023
- Cricket World Cup (Cricket, India) - October 12 - 26, 2023
- MLB World Series (Baseball) - TBA
- Stanley Cup Finals (Ice Hockey) - June, 2023
Football, Soccer, Rugby 2023 Events
- Super Bowl (Football/American) - February 5, 2023
- FA Cup Final (Football/Soccer, England) - June 3, 2023
- UEFA Championship (Football/Soccer, Turkey) - June 10, 2023
- UEFA Nations League Finals (Football) - June 14-18, 2023
- AFC Asian Cup (Football/Soccer, Qatar) - June 16, 2023
- FIFA Women's World Cup (Football, Australia & New Zealand) - July 10 - August 20, 2023
- Grand Final (AFL, Australia) - September TBA, 2023
- Six Nations (Rugby Union) - Feb 4 - March 18, 2023
- European Rugby Champions Cup Final (Rugby Union, Ireland) - May 20, 2023
- Rugby World Cup (Rugby Union, France) - Sept 8 - Oct 21, 2023
Basketball, Netball 2023 Events
- NBA Finals (Basketball) - June 1 - 18, 2023
- FIBA Basketball World Cup (Basketball, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines) - August 25 - Sept 10, 2023
- Netball World Cup (Netball, South Africa) - July 28 - August 6, 2023
Marathons, Cycling 2023 Events
- Tokyo Marathon (Japan) - March 5, 2023
- Boston Marathon - April 17, 2023
- London Marathon - April 23, 2023
- Berlin Marathon - September 24, 2023
- Chicago Marathon - (Chicago) - October 8, 2023
- New York City Marathon - (New York) - November 5, 2023
- Giro d'Italia - (Cycling, Italy) - May 6-28, 2023
- Tour de France (Cycling) - July 1 - July 23, 2023
- UCI Cycling World Championships (Cycling, Scotland) - August 3-13, 2023
- Vuelta a España (Cycling, Spain) - August 19 - Sept 10, 2023
Golf 2023 Events
- US Masters (Golf, Augusta, US) - April 6-9, 2023
- US PGA (Golf, New York) - May 18-21, 2023
- US Open (Golf, California) - June 15-18, 2023
- The Open (Golf, England) - July 14-17, 2023
- Solheim Cup (Golf, Spain) - September 22-24, 2023
- Ryder Cup (Golf, Italy) - Sept 29 - Oct 1, 2023
Tennis 2023 Events
- Australia Open (Tennis, Australia) - January 16-29, 2023
- French Open (Tennis, France) - May 28 - June 11, 2023
- Wimbledon (Tennis, England) - July 3 - 16, 2023
- US Open (Tennis, New York) - August 28 - September 10, 2023
Horse Racing 2023 Events
- Dubai World Cup - March 27, 2023
- Grand National - April 15, 2023
- Kentucky Derby - May 6, 2023
- Preakness Stakes - May 20, 2023
- Belmont Stakes - June 11, 2023
- Melbourne Cup (Australia) - November 7, 2023
Motorsports / Auto Racing 2023 Events
Grand Prix Races in 2023
- Bahrain (Sakhir) – March 5
- Saudi Arabia (Jeddah) – March 19
- Australia (Melbourne) – April 2
- China (Shanghai) - April 16
- Azerbaijan (Baku) - April 30
- Miami (Miami, FL, US) - May 7
- Emilia Romagna (Imola) - May 21
- Monaco - May 28
- Spain (Barcelona) - June 4
- Canada (Montreal) - June 18
- Austria (Spielberg) - July 2
- UK (Silverstone) - July 9
- Hungary (Budapest) - July 23
- Belgium (Spa) - July 30
- Netherlands (Zandvoort) - August 27
- Italy (Monza) - Sept 3
- Singapore - Sept 17
- Japan (Suzuka) - Sept 24
- Qatar (Lusail) - October 8
- USA (Austin) - October 22
- Mexico (Mexico City) - October 29
- Brazil (Sao Paulo) - Nov 5
- Las Vegas - Nov 18
- Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina) - Nov 26
See also: NASCAR Schedule 2023
Entertainment Events 2023
- 80th Golden Globe Awards - January 10
- Critics Choice Awards - January 15
- Goya Awards - February 11
- 75th Directors Guild of America Awards - February 18
- British Academy Film Awards - February 19
- 50th Annie Awards - February 25
- Producers Guild of America Awards - February 25
- Screen Actors Guild Awards - February 26
- 75th Writers Guild of America Awards - March 5
- 95th Academy Awards - March 12
Fashion Events 2023
- Frankfurt Fashion Week - January 10-13, 2023
- Copenhagen Fashion Week - Jan 31 - Feb 3, Aug 9-12
- Madrid Fashion Week - Feb15-19
- New York Fashion Week - February 10-15, September tba
- New York Fashion Week Bridal - April 13 -18
- New York Fashion Week Pre-Fall & Fall/Winter - December tba
- London Fashion Week - February 17-21, June 10-12, Sept 15-19
- Milano Fashion Week - February 21-27, June 16-20, Sept 19-25
- Paris Fashion Week: Mens - Jan 17-22, June 20-25
- Paris Fashion Week: Women's - Feb 27- Mar 7, Sept 25 - Oct 3
- Paris Haute Couture Week - January 23-26, July 3-6
- Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo - March 13-18
- Shanghai Fashion Week - tba
- Arab FW Women's - mid-October
- Seoul Fashion Week - October tba
Space & Astronomical Events that will Occur in 2023
Perihelion, when the earth passes closest to the sun, occurs in January approximately 2 weeks after the Winter Solstice.
A Supermoon is a full moon that appears slightly larger than normal. In 2023, a supermoon will occur on these dates.
- July 3
- August 1
- August 31 (Blue Moon)
- September 29
- Hybrid Solar Eclipse - April 20
- Penumbral Lunar Eclipse - May 5
- Annular Solar Eclipse - October 14
- Partial Lunar Eclipse - October 28
- Quadrantids Meteor Shower - January 3, 4
- Lyrids Meteor Shower - April 22-23
- Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower - May 6-7
- Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower - July 28-29
- Perseids Meteor Shower - August 12-13
- Draconids Meteor Shower - October 7
- Orionid Meteor Shower - October 21-22
- Taurids Meteor Shower - November 4-5
- Leonids Meteor Shower - November 17-18
- Geminids Meteor Shower - December 13-14
- Ursid Meteor Shower - December 21-22