April 23: Day of the Week
April 23, 2021 was the 113th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 252 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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.
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April 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1014Battle of Clontarf: Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.
- 1343Estonia: St. George’s Night Uprising.
- 1348The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St George’s Day.
- 1521Battle of Villalar: King Charles I of Spain defeats the Comuneros.
- 1918World War I: The British Royal Navy makes a raid in an attempt to neutralise the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge.
- 1920The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) is founded in Ankara.
- 1927Turkey becomes the first country to celebrate Children’s Day as a national holiday.
- 1940The Rhythm Night Club fire at a dance hall in Natchez, Mississippi, kills 198 people.
- 1949Chinese Civil War: Establishment of the People’s Liberation Army Navy.
- 1985Coca-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.
Who were born on April 23?
- 1861John Peltz, American baseball player (d. 1906)
- 1895Johnny Hyde, Russian-born American talent agent (d. 1950)
- 1895Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand writer (d. 1982)
- 1897Lester B. Pearson, fourteenth Prime Minister of Canada, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1972)
- 1897Lucius D. Clay, American general (d. 1978)
- 1918Maurice Druon, French author (d. 2009)
- 1947Bernadette Devlin, Irish politician
- 1948Serge Thériault, French-Canadian comedian and actor
- 1969Richard Wolstencroft, Australian filmmaker
- 1974Michael Kerr, New Zealand-born German rugby player
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