April 23: Day of the Week
April 23, 2018 was the 113rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 252 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
- 1521Battle of Villalar: King Charles I of Spain defeats the Comuneros.
- 1660Treaty of Oliwa is established between Sweden and Poland.
- 1661King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
- 1920The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) is founded in Ankara.
- 1932The 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, Netherlands burns down. It is rebuilt and reopens exactly 70 years later.
- 1940The Rhythm Night Club fire at a dance hall in Natchez, Mississippi, kills 198 people.
- 1951American journalist William N. Oatis is arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.
- 1961Algiers putsch by French generals.
- 2003Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.
Who were born on April 23?
- 1598Maarten Tromp, Dutch admiral (d. 1653)
- 1621William Penn, English admiral (d. 1670)
- 1823Abd-ul-Mejid I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1861)
- 1932Jim Fixx, American athlete and writer (d. 1984)
- 1941Jacqueline Boyer, French singer
- 1949Joyce DeWitt, American actress
- 1968Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist (d. 2001)
- 1977Kal Penn, American actor
- 1977Willie Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1983Daniela Hantuchová, Slovakian tennis player
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