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, 419,832 hours 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

  • 1510
    First campaign of Ottoman Empire against Kingdom of Imereti (modern western Georgia). Ottoman armies sack its capital Kutaisi and burn Gelati Monastery.
  • 1876
    Corrupt Tammany Hall leader William Magear Tweed (better known as Boss Tweed) is delivered to authorities in New York City after being captured in Spain.
  • 1918
    Heber J. Grant succeeds Joseph F. Smith as the seventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • 1940
    World War II: Romania becomes a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers.
  • 1971
    Representatives of the People’s Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time.
  • 1979
    In Dublin, Ireland, Provisional Irish Republican Army member Thomas McMahon is sentenced to life in prison for the assassination of Lord Mountbatten.
  • 1993
    Rachel Whiteread wins both the £20,000 Turner Prize award for best British modern artist and the £40,000 K Foundation art award for the worst artist of the year.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    The Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2006
    A series of bombing kills at least 215 people and injures 257 others in Sadr City, making it the second deadliest sectarian attack since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003.

Who were born on November 23?

  • 1632
    Jean Mabillon, French palaeographer and diplomat (d. 1707)
  • 1887
    Eduardo Corrochio, Spanish dancer (d. 1943)
  • 1896
    Tsunenohana Kan'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 31st Yokozuna (d. 1960)
  • 1935
    Vladislav Volkov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1971)
  • 1944
    Joe Eszterhas, Hungarian-born American producer and screenwriter
  • 1945
    Keith Hampshire, English singer-songwriter
  • 1949
    Sandra Stevens, British singer (Brotherhood of Man)
  • 1979
    Nihat Kahveci, Turkish footballer
  • 1986
    Luigi Scaglia, Italian footballer
  • 1988
    Saab Magalona, Filipina actress

Who died on November 23?

  • 1503
    Margaret of York, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1446)
  • 1682
    Claude Lorrain, French painter (b. 1604)
  • 1769
    Greek prince Constantine Mavrocordatos of Wallachia and Moldavia (b. 1711)
  • 1934
    Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (b. 1895)
  • 1948
    Hack Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1900)
  • 1972
    Marie Wilson, American actress (b. 1916)
  • 1979
    Judee Sill, American musician and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 1992
    Jean-François Thiriart, Belgian politician (b. 1922)
  • 1994
    Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (b. 1939)
  • 2006
    Nick Clarke, English radio presenter (b. 1948)

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