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Monday October 23, 2023

October 23: Day of the Week

October 23, 2023 is the 296th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 69 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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)

  • 42 BC
    Roman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi – Mark Antony and Octavian decisively defeat Brutus’s army. Brutus commits suicide.
  • 502
    The Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theodoric the Great, discharges Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius.
  • 1867
    72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate.
  • 1941
    Walt Disney’s animated film Dumbo is released.
  • 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
    All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger (“Thanks for the Memory”, “Love in Bloom”, “Blue Hawaii”).
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The 1st Cavalry Division (United States) (Airmobile), in conjunction with South Vietnamese forces, launches a new operation seeking to destroy North Vietnamese forces in Pleiku in the II Corps Tactical Zone (the Central Highlands).
  • 2002
    Moscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.
  • 2011
    A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.

Who were born on October 23?

  • 1873
    William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (d. 1975)
  • 1875
    Gilbert N. Lewis, American chemist (d. 1946)
  • 1900
    Douglas Jardine, English cricketer (d. 1958)
  • 1904
    Harvey Penick, American golfer (d. 1995)
  • 1927
    Leszek Kołakowski, Polish philosopher (d. 2009)
  • 1952
    Pierre Moerlen, French drummer and percussionist (d. 2005)
  • 1969
    Brooke Theiss, American actress
  • 1971
    Carlo Forlivesi, Italian composer
  • 1978
    Archie Thompson, Australian footballer
  • 1990
    Axel Ehnström, Finnish singer (Better known by stage name Paradise Oskar)

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