Wednesday October 23, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

October 23: Day of the Week

October 23, 2024 is the 297th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 69 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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.

October 23 Historical Event(s)

425
Valentinian III is elevated as Roman Emperor, at the age of 6.
1086
At the Battle of az-Zallaqah, the army of Yusuf ibn Tashfin defeats the forces of Castilian King Alfonso VI.
1642
Battle of Edgehill: First major battle of the First English Civil War.
1864
American Civil War: Battle of Westport – Union forces under General Samuel R. Curtis defeat Confederate troops led by General Sterling Price at Westport, near Kansas City.
1912
First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo between the Serbian and Ottoman armies begins.
1929
The first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California.
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.
1946
The United Nations General Assembly convenes for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing, Queens, New York City.
1972
Operation Linebacker, a US bombing campaign against North Vietnam in response to its Easter Offensive, ends after five months.
1989
Phillips Disaster in Pasadena, Texas kills 23 and injures 314.

Who were born on October 23?

1766
Emmanuel, Marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (d. 1847)
1835
Adlai Stevenson I, American politician, and 23rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1914)
1908
Ilya Frank, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)
1941
Mel Winkler, American actor
1945
Kim Larsen, Danish singer
1960
Randy Pausch, American computer science professor, author (d. 2008)
1972
Jasmin St. Claire, Former pornographic actress
1990
Axel Ehnström, Finnish singer (Better known by stage name Paradise Oskar)
1990
Stan Walker, Australian/New Zealand recording artist and actor.
1991
Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan

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