October 23: Day of the Week
October 23, 2021 is the 296th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 69 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 October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 42 BCRoman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi – Mark Antony and Octavian decisively defeat Brutus’s army. Brutus commits suicide.
- 502The Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theodoric the Great, discharges Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius.
- 1295The first treaty forming the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France against England is signed in Paris.
- 1642Battle of Edgehill: First major battle of the First English Civil War.
- 1861U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C., for all military-related cases.
- 1929The first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California.
- 1944World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf – The largest naval battle in history begins in the Philippines.
- 1983Lebanon Civil War: The U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut is hit by a truck bomb, killing 241 U.S. military personnel. A French army barracks in Lebanon is also hit that same morning, killing 58 troops.
- 2004A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.
- 2007A powerful cold front in the Bay of Campeche causes the Usumacinta Jackup rig to collide with Kab 101, leading to the death and drowning of 22 people during rescue operations after evacuation of the rig.
Who were born on October 23?
- 1925Fred Shero, Canadian hockey player and coach (d. 1990)
- 1927Leszek Kołakowski, Polish philosopher (d. 2009)
- 1931Jim Bunning, American baseball player and politician
- 1941Mel Winkler, American actor
- 1948Brian Ross, American journalist
- 1951Charly García, Argentine singer
- 1951Fatmir Sejdiu, former (2nd) President of Kosovo
- 1958Rose Nabinger, German singer
- 1982Aleksandar Luković, Serbian footballer
- 1983Filippos Darlas, Greek footballer
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