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Friday April 23, 2021

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.

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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)

  • 1014
    Battle of Clontarf: Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.
  • 1343
    Estonia: St. George’s Night Uprising.
  • 1348
    The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St George’s Day.
  • 1521
    Battle of Villalar: King Charles I of Spain defeats the Comuneros.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    The Rhythm Night Club fire at a dance hall in Natchez, Mississippi, kills 198 people.
  • 1949
    Chinese Civil War: Establishment of the People’s Liberation Army Navy.
  • 1985
    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.

Who were born on April 23?

  • 1861
    John Peltz, American baseball player (d. 1906)
  • 1895
    Johnny Hyde, Russian-born American talent agent (d. 1950)
  • 1895
    Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand writer (d. 1982)
  • 1897
    Lester B. Pearson, fourteenth Prime Minister of Canada, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1972)
  • 1897
    Lucius D. Clay, American general (d. 1978)
  • 1918
    Maurice Druon, French author (d. 2009)
  • 1947
    Bernadette Devlin, Irish politician
  • 1948
    Serge Thériault, French-Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1969
    Richard Wolstencroft, Australian filmmaker
  • 1974
    Michael Kerr, New Zealand-born German rugby player

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