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Saturday October 23, 2021

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 502
    The Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theodoric the Great, discharges Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius.
  • 1707
    The first Parliament of Great Britain meets.
  • 1812
    Claude François de Malet, a French general, begins a conspiracy to overthrow Napoleon Bonaparte, claiming that the Emperor died in Russia and that he is now the commandant of Paris.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Metz concludes with a decisive Prussian victory.
  • 1929
    Great Depression: After a steady decline in stock market prices since a peak in September, the New York Stock Exchange begins to show signs of panic.
  • 1941
    World War II: Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov takes command of Red Army operations to prevent the further advance into Russia of German forces and to prevent the Wehrmacht from capturing Moscow.
  • 1942
    World 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.
  • 1956
    Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).
  • 1958
    The 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.
  • 1973
    A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria.

Who were born on October 23?

  • 1516
    Charlotte de Valois, princess of France (d. 1524)
  • 1869
    John Heisman, American football player and coach (d. 1936)
  • 1893
    Gummo Marx, American actor (d. 1977)
  • 1928
    Bella Darvi, Polish-born French actress (d. 1971)
  • 1954
    Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born director
  • 1961
    Andoni Zubizarreta, Spanish footballer
  • 1964
    Robert Trujillo, American bassist (Metallica)
  • 1971
    Christopher Horner, American cyclist
  • 1975
    Michelle Beadle, American television personality
  • 1982
    Aleksandar Luković, Serbian footballer

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