July 23: Day of the Week
July 23, 2023 is the 204th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 161 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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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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July 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1632Three hundred colonists bound for New France depart from Dieppe, France.
- 1840The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union.
- 1926Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.
- 1927The first station of the Indian Broadcasting Company goes on the air in Bombay.
- 1942Bulgarian poet and Communist leader Nikola Vaptsarov is executed by firing squad.
- 1962The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos is signed.
- 196712th Street Riot: in Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city. It will leave 43 killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned.
- 1986In London, Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
- 1992A Vatican commission, led by Joseph Ratzinger, establishes that it is necessary to limit rights of homosexual people and non-married couples.
- 1992Abkhazia declares independence from Georgia.
Who were born on July 23?
- 1885Georges V. Matchabelli, Georgian-born American perfumer (d. 1935)
- 1941Richie Evans, American NASCAR driver (d. 1985)
- 1946Andy Mackay, oboe and saxophone player (Roxy Music)
- 1950Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter
- 1953Bob Hilton, American game show host and announcer
- 1953Graham Gooch, English cricketer
- 1954Annie Sprinkle, American porn star and performance artist
- 1971Christopher Lee, Singaporean actor and model
- 1972Floyd Reifer, West Indian cricketer
- 1981Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
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