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 327th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 38 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 10, 2017 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 25,189,920 minutes 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 ‘trihectaicosaheptagon’ day.

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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 88 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 1,798 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 23 Historical Events

  • 1889
    The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
  • 1943
    World War II: Tarawa and Makin atolls fall to American forces.
  • 1963
    The BBC broadcasts the first ever episode of Doctor Who (starring William Hartnell) which is the world’s longest running science fiction drama.
  • 1979
    In Dublin, Ireland, Provisional Irish Republican Army member Thomas McMahon is sentenced to life in prison for the assassination of Lord Mountbatten.
  • 1980
    A series of earthquakes in southern Italy kills approximately 3,000 people.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sinks in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands. There are no fatalities.
  • 2009
    The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines
  • 2010
    The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.
  • 2011
    Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.

Who were born on November 23?

  • 1553
    Prospero Alpini, Italian physician and botanist (d. 1617)
  • 1715
    Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer (d. 1799)
  • 1838
    Stephanos Skouloudis, Greek banker and diplomat (d. 1928)
  • 1883
    José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter (d. 1949)
  • 1927
    Angelo Sodano, Italian prelate and Cardinal
  • 1940
    Luis Tiant, Cuban baseball player
  • 1941
    Franco Nero, Italian actor
  • 1971
    Vin Baker, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Kohei Suwama, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1979
    Nihat Kahveci, Turkish footballer

Who died on November 23?

  • 1457
    King Ladislaus Posthumus of Bohemia and Hungary (b. 1440)
  • 1572
    Agnolo di Cosimo, Italian artist and poet (b. 1503)
  • 1585
    Thomas Tallis, English composer (b. 1505)
  • 1937
    Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)
  • 1948
    Hack Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1900)
  • 1958
    Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek athlete (b. 1880)
  • 1983
    Juhan Muks, Estonian artist (b. 1899)
  • 2001
    Bo Belinsky, American baseball player (b. 1936)
  • 2004
    Pete Franklin, American talk radio host (b. 1928)
  • 2005
    Frank Gatski, American football player (b. 1919)

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