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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1641Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641.
- 186772 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate.
- 1911First use of aircraft in war: An Italian pilot takes off from Libya to observe Turkish army lines during the Turco-Italian War.
- 1917Lenin calls for the October Revolution.
- 1929The first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California.
- 1944World War II: The Soviet Red Army enters Hungary.
- 1956Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).
- 1989Phillips Disaster in Pasadena, Texas kills 23 and injures 314.
- 1998Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a “land for peace” agreement.
- 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?
- 1705Maximilian Ulysses Count Browne, Austrian field marshal (d. 1757)
- 1875Gilbert N. Lewis, American chemist (d. 1946)
- 1910Richard Mortensen, Danish painter (d. 1993)
- 1923Aslam Farrukhi, Pakistani scholar and poet
- 1925Johnny Carson, American television host (d. 2005)
- 1927Sonny Criss, American alto saxophonist (d. 1977)
- 1949Michael ‘Wurzel’Burston, British musician (Motörhead)
- 1976Ryan Reynolds, Canadian actor
- 1984Meghan McCain, American author and daughter of John McCain
- 1990Stan Walker, Australian/New Zealand recording artist and actor.
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