October 23: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

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. People born on this day are under the sign of Scorpio. Famous birthdays on this day include Ryan Reynolds (1976), Emilia Clarke (1986) and Johnny Carson (1925).
But much more happened on October 23 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around October 23 over the years?
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The Devil's Hour

The Devil's Hour

Release year: 2022

Urban Legend

Urban Legend

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Jamie Blanks



Release year: 2021

Directed by: Olivier Babinet

The Carmilla Movie

The Carmilla Movie

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Spencer Maybee

Starring: Elise Bauman, Natasha Negovanlis, Annie Briggs, Kaitlyn Alexander

Please Stand By

Please Stand By

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Ben Lewin

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette, Alice Eve, River Alexander


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 23?


  • Chemistry: Mole Day
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
  • Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
  • Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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  • 2018 Ancient Black Sea Shipwrecks: A team of scientists who work in the Black Sea reported on the discovery of a Classical Greek trade ship that was built around 400 BC. It is the oldest intact shipwreck.
  • 2017 Battle of Marawi: After 5 months of fighting, the Philippines Armed Forces announces an end of military operations in Marawi's southern region.
  • 2016 Yemeni Civil War (2015-present). Saudi Arabian-led air strikes on Yemeni capital Sana'a continue after a cease-fire.
  • 2015 Boko Haram: At least 33 people were killed in suicide bombings at mosques in Yola and Maiduguri, both northeast Nigerian cities.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 23 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2017 - Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)
  • 2016 - Closer
  • 2015 - The Hills
  • 2014 - All About That Bass
  • 2013 - Royals
  • 2012 - One More Night
  • 2011 - Someone Like Youyoutube
  • 2010 - Just The Way You Are
  • 2009 - Down
  • 2008 - Live Your Life
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2017 - Feel It Still
  • 2016 - Heathens
  • 2015 - Renegades
  • 2014 - A Sky Full Of Stars
  • 2013 - Royals
  • 2012 - Some Nights
  • 2011 - Walk
  • 2010 - Say You'll Haunt Me
  • 2009 - Check My Brain


Which were the most popular books released around October 23 over the years?
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The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles

The French Lieutenant'S Woman

Year: 1970


The French Lieutenant's Woman, John Fowles's most loved and bestselling work internationally, is a masterful feat of seductive storytelling. It effectively reinvents the Victorian novel.

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist

Year: 1971


The Exorcist was originally published in 1971. It is now a major TV series on FOX. It is still one of the most controversial novels and became a literary sensation. It spent 47 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller …

The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam

The Coldest Winter

Year: 2007


"In a grand gesture, Mr. Halberstam brought the war home in remembrance and reclamation. The New York Times David Halberstam's thrilling and magisterial The Best and the Brilliant was the

Humboldt'S Gift by Saul Bellow

Humboldt'S Gift

Year: 1975


"I consider it a work of genius, I believe it The Work of a Genius. I find it brilliant, magnificent, etc.

Anne Sexton by Diane Wood Middlebrook

Anne Sexton

Year: 1991


Anne Sexton was 45 years old at the time of her suicide, October 1974.

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