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)
- 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.
- 1870Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Metz concludes with a decisive Prussian victory.
- 1906Alberto Santos-Dumont flies an airplane in the first heavier-than-air flight in Europe at Champs de Bagatelle, Paris, France.
- 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.
- 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).
- 1989Phillips Disaster in Pasadena, Texas kills 23 and injures 314.
- 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?
- 1762Samuel Morey, American inventor (d. 1843)
- 1790Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman (d. 1860)
- 1925Johnny Carson, American television host (d. 2005)
- 1931Diana Dors, British actress (d. 1984)
- 1941Mel Winkler, American actor
- 1973Christian Dailly, Scottish footballer
- 1977Brad Haddin, Australian cricket player
- 1978Wang Nan, Chinese table tennis player
- 1979Jorge Solís, Mexican professional boxer
- 1984Izabel Goulart, Brazilian model
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