October 23rd: What is special about this date?

October 23rd marks the 296th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 297th in case of leap years). There are 69 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on October 23rd, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to October 23rd and what happened on October 23rd in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about October 23rd.


October 23rd: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On October 23rd there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Emilia Clarke
    Emilia Clarke (1986)

    Emilia clarke is a british actress best known for her role as daenerys targaryen in the television series game of thrones.

  • Ryan Reynolds
    Ryan Reynolds (1976)

    Canadian-american actor, most well-known for his role on the tv sitcom "two guys, a girl, and a pizza place.

  • Johnny Carson
    Johnny Carson (1925)

    American television personality, who was reportedly the host of the tonight show from october 1, 1962 to a salary of $100,000 per year.

  • Nancy Grace
    Nancy Grace (1959)

    Nancy grace is an american former prosecutor who gained fame as a legal commentator and television host, known for her outspoken and...

  • Amandla Stenberg
    Amandla Stenberg (1998)

    Amandla stenberg is a movie actress known for her roles in the hunger games and the hate u give.

  • Michael Crichton
    Michael Crichton (1942)

    American author, best-selling sci-fi thriller writer.

  • Dwight Yoakam
    Dwight Yoakam (1956)

    American country western singer, recording artist and actor 6 feet tall.

  • Diana Dors
    Diana Dors (1931)

    British actress, with a large breast and who was often a good-time girl.

  • Sam Raimi
    Sam Raimi (1959)

    American screenwriter and producer of actor directors.

  • Jennie Lee
    Jennie Lee (1928)

    American exotic dancer and stripper, known for being "the biggest in town.

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October 23rd: who died on this date?

On October 23rd the following celebrities died:

  • Lino Ventura
    Lino Ventura (1986)

    Actor (french detective slap, jigsaw), dies at 67.

  • Oskar Werner
    Oskar Werner (1984)

    A renowned Austrian actor known for his roles in films like 'Jules and Jim'.

  • Linden Travers
    Linden Travers (2001)

    British actress known for her roles in classic films.

  • Lou Jacobi
    Lou Jacobi (2009)

    Toronto, ontario -- comedian (dean martin show, melba).

  • Susan Peters
    Susan Peters (1952)

    Spokane, washington -- actress.

  • Robert Lansing
    Robert Lansing (1994)

    Actor (blade runner and equalizer) dies from cancer at 66.

  • Khrystian Dior (1957)

    Renowned fashion designer known for founding the fashion house of Dior.

  • Mayling Soong (2003)

    Chinese political figure and First Lady of the Republic of China.

  • Théophile Gautier (1872)

    A prominent figure in French Romanticism, known for his poetry and novels.

  • Paullette Bourgeois (2019)

    Paullette Bourgeois was a Canadian children's author best known for her 'Franklin the Turtle' book series.

  • See all famous people who died on October 23rd


October 23rd: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On October 23rd, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Scorpio according to the Western Zodiac.

Scorpio zodiac sign

October 23rd: what is special about the Scorpio sign?

The Scorpio sign encompasses people born between October 23rd and November 21st.

You can discover Scorpio's personality traits and attitude and Scorpio's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Scorpio born in October discover why October born are so special.


October 23rd: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on October 23rd in history:

  • Oct 23, 1920: Chicago grand jury indicts Abe Attell, Hal Chase, and Bill Burns as go-betweens in Black Sox World Series scandal
  • Oct 23, 1923: Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform
  • Oct 23, 1929: The first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California.
  • Oct 23, 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.
  • Oct 23, 1958: De Gaulle offers Algerians defiance peace of the brave
  • Oct 23, 1971: WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida (ABC) begins
  • Oct 23, 1979: Billy Martin is involved in a barroom altercation with Joseph Cooper, a Minn marshmallow salesman. Cooper requires 15 stitches
  • Oct 23, 1980: Tintypes opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 93 performances
  • Oct 23, 2003: Luis A. Ferre (third Democratically Elected Governor, Puerto Rico) dies at the age of 99.
  • Oct 23, 2005: Avian influenza: The Swedish National Veterinary Institute reported that a dead duck was found near Stockholm with an undetermined strain.
  • Oct 23, 2009: More than 200 African Roman Catholic bishops release a 12-page document calling for the resignation of corrupt leaders on the continent and urging them to repent.
  • Oct 23, 2017: Battle of Marawi: After 5 months of fighting, the Philippines Armed Forces announces an end of military operations in Marawi's southern region.

What day of the year is October 23rd?

October 23rd marks the 296th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 297th in case of leap years).

There are 69 days remaining until the end of the year.

October 23rd is the 23rd day of the month of October.