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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1531The Second war of Kappel results in the dissolution of the Protestant alliance in Switzerland.
- 1644John Milton publishes Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship.
- 1808French and Poles defeat the Spanish at battle of Tudela
- 1946French Navy fire in Hai Phong, Viet Nam, kills 6,000 civilians.
- 1955The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to Australia.
- 1976Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.
- 1996Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 is hijacked, then crashes into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Comoros after running out of fuel, killing 125.
- 2001The Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
- 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?
- 1221King Alfonso X of Castile (d. 1284)
- 1553Prospero Alpini, Italian physician and botanist (d. 1617)
- 1899Manuel dos Reis Machado, Brazilian martial artist (d. 1974)
- 1908Nelson S. Bond, American writer (d. 2006)
- 1924Paula Raymond, American actress (d. 2003)
- 1925Johnny Mandel, American songwriter
- 1933Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist and revolutionary
- 1939Betty Everett, American singer (d. 2001)
- 1954Ross Brawn, English motorsport engineer and F1 team owner
- 1960Robin Roberts, American television reporter
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