October 23: Day of the Week
October 23, 2019 is the 296th day of the year 2019 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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 1861U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C., for all military-related cases.
- 1941World 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.
- 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.
- 1944World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf – The largest naval battle in history begins in the Philippines.
- 1958The 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.
- 1989Phillips Disaster in Pasadena, Texas kills 23 and injures 314.
- 1993Shankill Road bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb prematurely detonates in the Shankill area of Belfast, killing the bomber and nine civilians.
- 2001Apple announces the iPod.
- 2002Moscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.
Who were born on October 23?
- 1766Emmanuel, Marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (d. 1847)
- 1790Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman (d. 1860)
- 1923Aslam Farrukhi, Pakistani scholar and poet
- 1935Juan “Chi-Chi” Rodríguez, Puerto Rican golfer
- 1957Martin Luther King III, American human rights advocate
- 1958Michael Eric Dyson, American activist, professor, author
- 1970Grant Imahara, American TV Mythbuster
- 1986Briana Evigan, American actress
- 1987Faye Hamlin, Swedish singer (Play)
- 1990Stan Walker, Australian/New Zealand recording artist and actor.
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