June 23: Day of the Week
June 23, 2023 is the 174th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 191 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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 June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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Zodiac & Birthstone
Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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June 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1565Turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman navy, dies during the Siege of Malta.
- 1661Marriage contract between Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza.
- 1760Seven Years’ War: Battle of Landeshut – Austria defeats Prussia.
- 1810John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
- 1887The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation’s first national park, Banff National Park.
- 1919Estonian War of Independence: the decisive defeat of the Baltische Landeswehr in the Battle of Cesis. This day is celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.
- 1942World War II: the first selections for the gas chamber at Auschwitz take place on a train full of Jews from Paris.
- 1943World War II: The British destroyers HMS Eclipse and HMS Laforey sink the Italian submarine Ascianghi in the Mediterranean after she torpedoes the cruiser HMS Newfoundland.
- 1958The Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers.
- 196874 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium.
Who were born on June 23?
- 1373Queen Joan II of Naples (d. 1435)
- 1433Francis II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1488)
- 1612André Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (d. 1660)
- 1668Giambattista Vico, Italian philosopher and historian (d. 1744)
- 1946Ted Shackelford, American actor
- 1955Pierre Corbeil, Canadian politician
- 1964Yun Lou, Chinese gymnast
- 1971Fred Ewanuick, Canadian actor
- 1978Matt Light, American football player
- 1978Memphis Bleek, American rapper
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