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Events of October 23rd:

October 23rd is the 296th day of the year (297th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 69 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about October 23rd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on October 23rd:

1762 Samuel Morey (inventor - pioneered the internal combustion engine)

1835 Adlai Stevenson I (US politician, Vice President 1885-1889)

1905 Felix Bloch (physicist)

1925 Johnny Carson (TV presenter)

Johnny Carson

1931 Diana Dors (actress)

1940 Pelé (soccer player)


1942 Michael Crichton (author)

1954 Ang Lee (film director)

1959 "Weird" Al Yankovic (comedian, actor, singer)

Weird Al Yankovic

1959 Sam Raimi (film director, film producer, actor, writer)

1976 Ryan Reynolds (actor)

1986 Jessica Stroup (actress)

October 23rd in History:

4004 BC Creation of the Universe (according to Archbishop James Ussher and many young Earth creationists).

1642 Roundheads and Cavaliers fight inconclusively at the Battle of Edgehill, the first significant battle of the English Civil War.

1707 First Parliament of Great Britain (created by the Union of the Parliaments of England and Scotland) meets.

1946 United Nations General Assembly convenes in New York for the first time.

1973 A U.N. backed ceasefire ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria.

1989 Hungary becomes the Hungarian Republic, instead of the Communist Hungarian People's Republic.

2001 Apple announces the iPod.

Apple iPod

2002 Moscow Theater seige begins when Chechen terrorists take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage in the House of Culture.

2012 BBC terminates the world's old teletext service (Ceefax) when its final broadcast ends in Northern Ireland.

October 23rd is also:

National Day (Hungary)


People born on October 23rd are Scorpio


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