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Sunday April 23, 2023

April 23: Day of the Week

April 23, 2023 is the 113th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 252 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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April 2023

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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.

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April 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 215 BC
    A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.
  • 1016
    Edmund Ironside succeeds his father Æthelred the Unready as king of England,
  • 1348
    The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St George’s Day.
  • 1661
    King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1918
    World War I: The British Royal Navy makes a raid in an attempt to neutralise the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge.
  • 1920
    The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) is founded in Ankara.
  • 1927
    Turkey becomes the first country to celebrate Children’s Day as a national holiday.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Greek government and King George II evacuate Athens before the invading Wehrmacht.
  • 1949
    Chinese Civil War: Establishment of the People’s Liberation Army Navy.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university.

Who were born on April 23?

  • 1464
    Joan of France, Duchess of Berry, queen of France (d. 1505)
  • 1880
    Michel Fokine, Russian choreographer and dancer (d. 1942)
  • 1897
    Lester B. Pearson, fourteenth Prime Minister of Canada, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1972)
  • 1907
    Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (d. 1975)
  • 1911
    Ronald Neame, British film producer (d. 2010)
  • 1972
    Sonya Smith, American actress
  • 1977
    John Oliver, British comedian
  • 1979
    Joanna Krupa, Polish/American model and actress
  • 1983
    Taio Cruz, British singer-songwriter
  • 1987
    Emily Fox, American cup stacker and basketball player

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