Tuesday April 23, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

April 23: Day of the Week

April 23, 2024 was the 114th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 252 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

April 2024

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

April 23 Historical Event(s)

Theodore Roosevelt made his The Man in the Arena speech.
World War I: The British Royal Navy makes a raid in an attempt to neutralise the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge.
The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) is founded in Ankara.
The national council in Turkey denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution.
The 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, Netherlands burns down. It is rebuilt and reopens exactly 70 years later.
The Polish Constitution of 1935 is adopted.
Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university.
Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than 3 months.
Eritreans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.
Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed.

Who were born on April 23?

Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar (d. 1856)
Georges Vanier, French-Canadian soldier and diplomat (d. 1967)
Simone Simon, French actress (d. 2005)
Oleg Penkovsky, Soviet double-agent (d. 1963)
Marjorie Cameron, American writer, painter, actress and occultist (d. 1995)
Lee Majors, American actor
Tony Miles, English chess player (d. 2001)
Martin López-Zubero, Spanish swimmer
Jón Þór Birgisson, Icelandic musician and singer (Sigur Rós)
Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian chess player

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