July 23: Day of the Week
July 23, 2020 is the 205th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 161 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1677Scanian War: Denmark–Norway captures the harbor town of Marstrand from Sweden.
- 1821While Mora Rebellion continuing, Greeks captured Monemvasia Castle and massacred nearly 3000 Turkish inhabitants.
- 1926Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.
- 1942World War II: The German offensives Operation Edelweiss and Operation Braunschweig begin.
- 1952General Muhammad Naguib leads the Free Officers Movement (formed by Gamal Abdel Nasser, the real power behind the coup) in overthrowing King Farouk of Egypt.
- 1952The European Coal and Steel community is established.
- 1968The only successful hijacking of an El Al aircraft takes place when a Boeing 707 carrying 10 crew and 38 passengers is taken over by three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The aircraft was en route from Rome, Italy, to Lod, Israel.
- 1970Qaboos ibn Sa’id becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Sa’id ibn Taimur initiating massive reforms ;modernisation programs and end to a decade long civil war.
- 1984Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.
- 1992Abkhazia declares independence from Georgia.
Who were born on July 23?
- 1705Francis Blomefield, English topographer (d. 1752)
- 1838Edouard Judas Colonne, French violinist (d. 1910)
- 1884Emil Jannings, Swiss actor (d. 1950)
- 1928Hubert Selby Jr., American author (d. 2004)
- 1942Dimitris Liantinis, Greek philosopher
- 1946Andy Mackay, oboe and saxophone player (Roxy Music)
- 1973Monica Lewinsky, American White House intern
- 1974Kathryn Hahn, American actress
- 1978Stefanie Sun, Singaporean singer
- 1983David Strettle, English rugby player
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