October 23: Day of the Week
October 23, 2022 is the 296th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 69 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 425Valentinian III is elevated as Roman Emperor, at the age of 6.
- 502The Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theodoric the Great, discharges Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius.
- 1641Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641.
- 1861U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C., for all military-related cases.
- 1906Alberto Santos-Dumont flies an airplane in the first heavier-than-air flight in Europe at Champs de Bagatelle, Paris, France.
- 1942All 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”).
- 1942World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein: – At El Alamein in northern Egypt, the British Eighth Army under Field Marshal Montgomery begins a critical offensive to expel the Axis armies from Egypt.
- 1989The Hungarian Republic is officially declared by president Mátyás Szűrös, replacing the communist Hungarian People’s Republic.
- 1993Shankill Road bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb prematurely detonates in the Shankill area of Belfast, killing the bomber and nine civilians.
- 2004A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.
Who were born on October 23?
- 1503Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (d. 1539)
- 1900Douglas Jardine, English cricketer (d. 1958)
- 1904Harvey Penick, American golfer (d. 1995)
- 1910Hayden Rorke, American actor (d. 1987)
- 1922Coleen Gray, American actress
- 1935Juan “Chi-Chi” Rodríguez, Puerto Rican golfer
- 1949Michael ‘Wurzel’Burston, British musician (Motörhead)
- 1961Laurie Halse Anderson, American writer
- 1978Wang Nan, Chinese table tennis player
- 1990Stan Walker, Australian/New Zealand recording artist and actor.
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