October 23: Day of the Week
October 23, 2018 was the 296th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 69 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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.
- 1086At the Battle of az-Zallaqah, the army of Yusuf ibn Tashfin defeats the forces of Castilian King Alfonso VI.
- 1295The first treaty forming the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France against England is signed in Paris.
- 1641Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641.
- 1694British/American colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec from the French.
- 1944World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf – The largest naval battle in history begins in the Philippines.
- 1944World War II: The Soviet Red Army enters Hungary.
- 1965Vietnam War: The 1st Cavalry Division (United States) (Airmobile), in conjunction with South Vietnamese forces, launches a new operation seeking to destroy North Vietnamese forces in Pleiku in the II Corps Tactical Zone (the Central Highlands).
- 1993Shankill Road bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb prematurely detonates in the Shankill area of Belfast, killing the bomber and nine civilians.
- 2001Apple announces the iPod.
Who were born on October 23?
- 1715Tsar Peter II of Russia (d. 1730)
- 1900Douglas Jardine, English cricketer (d. 1958)
- 1918James Daly, American actor (d. 1978)
- 1923Frank Sutton, American actor (d. 1974)
- 1927Sonny Criss, American alto saxophonist (d. 1977)
- 1970Zoe Wiseman, American Model and Photographer
- 1975Jessicka, American artist
- 1983Josh Strickland, American entertainer
- 1985Luca Spinetti, Italian footballer
- 1986Briana Evigan, American actress
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