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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
- 1915Woman’s suffrage: In New York City, 25,000-33,000 women march on Fifth Avenue to advocate their right to vote.
- 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.
- 1958The Smurfs, a fictional race of blue dwarves, later popularized in a Hanna-Barbera animated cartoon series, appear for the first time in the story La flute à six schtroumpfs, a Johan and Peewit adventure by Peyo which is serialized in the weekly comics magazine Spirou.
- 1972Operation Linebacker, a US bombing campaign against North Vietnam in response to its Easter Offensive, ends after five months.
- 1973The Watergate Scandal: US President Richard M. Nixon agrees to turn over subpoenaed audio tapes of his Oval Office conversations.
- 1989The Hungarian Republic is officially declared by president Mátyás Szűrös, replacing the communist Hungarian People’s Republic.
- 1998Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a “land for peace” agreement.
- 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?
- 1516Charlotte de Valois, princess of France (d. 1524)
- 1771Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (d. 1813)
- 1922Coleen Gray, American actress
- 1923Harold P. Warren, American movie director (d. 1985)
- 1935Juan “Chi-Chi” Rodríguez, Puerto Rican golfer
- 1942Michael Crichton, American writer (d. 2008)
- 1946Mel Martinez, American politician
- 1978Jimmy Bullard, English footballer
- 1980Pedro Liriano, Dominican baseball player
- 1983Josh Strickland, American entertainer
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