October 23: Day of the Week
October 23, 2020 is the 297th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 69 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1929Great 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.
- 1929The first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California.
- 1935Dutch Schultz, Abe Landau, Otto Berman, and Bernard “Lulu” Rosencrantz are fatally shot at a saloon in Newark, New Jersey in what will become known as The Chophouse Massacre.
- 1972Operation Linebacker, a US bombing campaign against North Vietnam in response to its Easter Offensive, ends after five months.
- 1973A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria.
- 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.
- 2011A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
Who were born on October 23?
- 1813Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer (d. 1848)
- 1865Neltje Blanchan, American writer (d. 1918)
- 1869John Heisman, American football player and coach (d. 1936)
- 1940Ellie Greenwich, American singer (d. 2009)
- 1944Mike Harding, English singer and comedian
- 1949Michael ‘Wurzel’Burston, British musician (Motörhead)
- 1949Nick Tosches, American writer
- 1951Charly García, Argentine singer
- 1974Sander Westerveld, Dutch footballer
- 1982Valentin Badea, Romanian footballer
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