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Friday October 23, 2020

October 23: Day of the Week

October 23, 2020 is the 297th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 69 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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October 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1641
    Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641.
  • 1906
    Alberto Santos-Dumont flies an airplane in the first heavier-than-air flight in Europe at Champs de Bagatelle, Paris, France.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo between the Serbian and Ottoman armies begins.
  • 1915
    Woman’s suffrage: In New York City, 25,000-33,000 women march on Fifth Avenue to advocate their right to vote.
  • 1917
    Lenin calls for the October Revolution.
  • 1942
    All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger (“Thanks for the Memory”, “Love in Bloom”, “Blue Hawaii”).
  • 1970
    Gary Gabelich sets a land speed record in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame, fueled with natural gas.
  • 1972
    Operation Linebacker, a US bombing campaign against North Vietnam in response to its Easter Offensive, ends after five months.
  • 1998
    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a “land for peace” agreement.
  • 2011
    A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.

Who were born on October 23?

  • 1790
    Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman (d. 1860)
  • 1918
    James Daly, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1931
    Diana Dors, British actress (d. 1984)
  • 1939
    Stanley Anderson, American actor
  • 1944
    Mike Harding, English singer and comedian
  • 1959
    Sam Raimi, American film director
  • 1963
    Gordon Korman, Canadian-American Author
  • 1978
    Jimmy Bullard, English footballer
  • 1984
    Simone Masini, Italian footballer
  • 1993
    Taylor Spreitler, American actress

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