April 23: Day of the Week
April 23, 2019 is the 113rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 252 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
- 1660Treaty of Oliwa is established between Sweden and Poland.
- 1910Theodore Roosevelt made his The Man in the Arena speech.
- 1920The national council in Turkey denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution.
- 1927Turkey becomes the first country to celebrate Children’s Day as a national holiday.
- 1949Chinese Civil War: Establishment of the People’s Liberation Army Navy.
- 1955The Canadian Labour Congress is formed by the merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour.
- 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.
- 1993Eritreans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.
Who were born on April 23?
- 1516Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571)
- 1725Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint (d. 1755)
- 1813Stephen A. Douglas, U.S. Senator from Illinois and Presidential candidate (d. 1861)
- 1919Oleg Penkovsky, Soviet double-agent (d. 1963)
- 1941Jacqueline Boyer, French singer
- 1943Gail Goodrich, American basketball player
- 1943Hervé Villechaize, French actor (d. 1993)
- 1969Byron Thames, American actor
- 1986Jessica Stam, Canadian model
- 1990Dev Patel, British actor
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