What are the important events that happened on November 23? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 23: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 23 is the 328th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 38 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 10, 2016 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,479,859,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectaicosaoctagon’ day.

Lovelife today Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)

Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 66 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,433 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

My Birthday Ninja Birthday Facts Are you not curious to find out some fun facts about your birthday? Find out who shares my birthday and what was the number one song on your day of birth. (Sponsored link)

November 23 Historical Events

  • 534 BC
    Thespis of Icaria becomes the first recorded actor to portray a character onstage.
  • 1510
    First campaign of Ottoman Empire against Kingdom of Imereti (modern western Georgia). Ottoman armies sack its capital Kutaisi and burn Gelati Monastery.
  • 1531
    The Second war of Kappel results in the dissolution of the Protestant alliance in Switzerland.
  • 1914
    Mexican Revolution: The last of U.S. forces withdraw from Veracruz, occupied seven months earlier in response to the Tampico Affair.
  • 1918
    Heber J. Grant succeeds Joseph F. Smith as the seventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • 1979
    In Dublin, Ireland, Provisional Irish Republican Army member Thomas McMahon is sentenced to life in prison for the assassination of Lord Mountbatten.
  • 1981
    Iran-Contra Affair: Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), giving the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
  • 1996
    Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 is hijacked, then crashes into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Comoros after running out of fuel, killing 125.
  • 2005
    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman to lead an African country.
  • 2010
    The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.

Who were born on November 23?

  • 1820
    Isaac Todhunter, British mathematician (d. 1884)
  • 1861
    Konstantin Korovin, Russian painter (d. 1939)
  • 1933
    Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist and revolutionary
  • 1935
    Vladislav Volkov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1971)
  • 1938
    Esko Nikkari, Finnish actor
  • 1945
    Steve Landesberg, American actor and comedian (d. 2010)
  • 1946
    Giorgos Koudas, Greek footballer
  • 1965
    Jennifer Michael Hecht, American poet and historian
  • 1972
    Alf-Inge Haaland, Norwegian footballer
  • 1974
    Malik Rose, American basketball player

Who died on November 23?

  • 1937
    George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (b. 1858)
  • 1974
    Cornelius Ryan, Irish-born author (b. 1920)
  • 1976
    André Malraux, French author (b. 1901)
  • 1992
    Roy Acuff, American country musician (b. 1903)
  • 1995
    Louis Malle, French film director (b. 1932)
  • 1996
    Art Porter, Jr., American jazz musician (b. 1961)
  • 2001
    Bo Belinsky, American baseball player (b. 1936)
  • 2005
    Constance Cummings, American-born British actress (b. 1910)
  • 2005
    Frank Gatski, American football player (b. 1919)
  • 2007
    Óscar Carmelo Sánchez, Bolivian footballer (b. 1971)

Share or Link to This Page:

Kindly keep the link back to this website. Thank you!