October 24, 2023 was the 297th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 68 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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Zodiac & Birthstone
Scorpio 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 24 Historical Event(s)
William Lassell discovers the moons Umbriel and Ariel (moon) orbiting Uranus.
Harry Houdini’s last performance, which is at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.
The George Washington Bridge opens to public traffic.
World War II: The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, and the battleship Musashi are sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
The cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters is laid.
The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
Nezar Hindawi is sentenced to 45 years in prison, the longest sentence handed down by a British court, for the attempted bombing on an El Al flight at Heathrow. After the verdict, the United Kingdom breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, claiming that Hindawi is helped by Syrian officials.
Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti reveals to the Italian parliament the existence of Gladio, the Italian “stay-behind” clandestine paramilitary NATO army, which was implicated in false flag terrorist attacks implicating communists and anarchists as part of the strategy of tension from the late 1960s to early 1980s.
Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission
Chang'e 1, the first satellite in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, is launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
Who were born on October 24?
Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician (d. 1749)
Luciano Berio, Italian composer (d. 2003)
Y. A. Tittle, American football player
Robert Pickton, Canadian serial killer
Brad Sherman, American politician
B.D. Wong, American actor
Robert Wilonsky, American journalist
Matteo Mazzantini, Italian rugby player
Macay McBride, American baseball player
Anthony Vanden Borre, Belgian footballer
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