Current Events: 2023

2023 Current Events

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We also collect a summary of each week's events, from one Friday to the next, so make sure you check back every week for fascinating updates on the world around to help keep you updated on the latest happenings from across the globe!

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What Are Some Major Events in 2023?

Some of the most important events of 2023 include the following political, historic, scientific, and cultural happenings:

  • Croatia Expands The Eurozone: On January 1, 2023, Croatia becomes the first country to join the Eurozone since Lithuania in 2015. The country also adopts the euro currency and joins the Schengen Area as the 27th member.
  • Spy Balloons Over The U.S.: On February 3, 2023, suspicious objects are shot down after being spotted over North American soil, allegedly sent to spy on the U.S. Other UFOs are found and shot down in subsequent days.
  • Russia-Ukraine War: On February 24, 2023, the world observes the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This shocking and ongoing event has continued to grab the attention of the world and bring political leaders together to support Ukraine.
  • AI Enters The Chat: On March 14, 2023, ChatGPT is launched by OpenAI, taking the world by storm and bringing questions of authenticity and veracity to the surface, from students to marketing.
  • Space Exploration Attempt: On April 20, 2023, the Starship rocket, created by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, is the largest rocket ever built and launched. However, the uncrewed test rocket explodes only minutes after launch.
  • King Charles III’s Coronation: On May 6, 2023, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla of the U.K. are crowned in a lavish coronation ceremony. It is the first coronation in over 70 years, after the death of Charles’ mother, the former Queen Elizabeth II.

What Are Some Big Events in 2023 Upcoming?

Though all future events are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances or global events, there are several anticipated occurrences during 2023:

  • Guatemalan General Election: On June 25, 2023, the next general election is slotted to occur in Guatemala.
  • Manned Mars Mission: In June, 2023, NASA is expected to send four astronauts to Mars for the first time on a manned mission, following the 2023 Humans to Mars Summit held in Washington, D.C. in May.
  • 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup: In July and August, 2023, the FIFA World Cup for women’s teams will be hosted in Australia and New Zealand, marking an exciting event for many around the globe.
  • 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup: In August, 2023, the FIBA Basketball World Cup will take place in the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia in 2023. This is a major international basketball competition where national teams from around the world will compete for the title.
  • 2023 Rugby World Cup: In September and October, 2023, the Rugby World Cup is scheduled to take place in France. This will be the 10th edition of the tournament, and rugby teams worldwide will compete for the coveted title.

How Many Days Are There in 2023?

There are 365 days in the year 2023. This is because 2023 is not a leap year, when there are 366 days, with the next leap year happening in 2024.

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