November 23: Day of the Week
November 23, 2019 is the 327th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 38 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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November 23 Historical Event(s)
- 534 BCThespis of Icaria becomes the first recorded actor to portray a character onstage.
- 1531The Second war of Kappel results in the dissolution of the Protestant alliance in Switzerland.
- 1876Corrupt Tammany Hall leader William Magear Tweed (better known as Boss Tweed) is delivered to authorities in New York City after being captured in Spain.
- 1910Johan Alfred Ander becomes the last person to be executed in Sweden.
- 1918Heber J. Grant succeeds Joseph F. Smith as the seventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- 1934An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
- 1943World War II: Tarawa and Makin atolls fall to American forces.
- 1980A series of earthquakes in southern Italy kills approximately 3,000 people.
- 2006A series of bombing kills at least 215 people and injures 257 others in Sadr City, making it the second deadliest sectarian attack since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003.
- 2007MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sinks in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands. There are no fatalities.
Who were born on November 23?
- 1785Jan Roothaan, Dutch priest (d. 1853)
- 1899Manuel dos Reis Machado, Brazilian martial artist (d. 1974)
- 1916Michael Gough, English actor (d. 2011)
- 1916P. K. Page, Canadian poet (d. 2010)
- 1920Paul Celan, Romanian-born German poet (d. 1970)
- 1927Guy Davenport, American author and scholar (d. 2005)
- 1934Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player (d. 1994)
- 1959Dominique Dunne, American actress (d. 1982)
- 1967Salli Richardson, American actress
- 1987Nicole Polizzi, Chilean-born American reality television personality
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