What happened this day in history July 23

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

July 23: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 23 is the 204th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 161 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 10, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,626,998,400 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 ‘dihectatetragon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 193 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 3,136 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 23 Historical Events

  • 1793
    Prussia re-conquers Mainz from France.
  • 1926
    Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.
  • 1929
    The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words.
  • 1936
    In Catalonia, Spain, the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia is founded through the merger of Socialist and Communist parties.
  • 1940
    The United States’ Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles issues a declaration on the U.S. non-recognition policy of the Soviet annexation and incorporation of three Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
  • 1942
    The Holocaust: the Treblinka extermination camp is opened.
  • 1942
    World War II: The German offensives Operation Edelweiss and Operation Braunschweig begin.
  • 1962
    Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.
  • 1986
    In London, Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1995
    Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered; it will become visible to the naked eye nearly a year later.

Who were born on July 23?

  • 1301
    Otto, Duke of Austria (d. 1339)
  • 1886
    Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (d. 1976)
  • 1906
    Chandrasekhar Azad, Indian nationalist (d. 1931)
  • 1918
    Bueno de Mesquita, Dutch comedian and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1927
    Gérard Brach, French film director and screenwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1942
    Madeline Bell, American-British singer
  • 1960
    Al Perez, American professional wrestler
  • 1964
    Ed Forchion, American marijuana activist
  • 1964
    Uwe Barth, German politician
  • 1984
    Matthew Murphy, English musician and singer (The Wombats)

Who died on July 23?

  • 1942
    Adam Czerniakow, Polish engineer (suicide) (b. 1880)
  • 1951
    Robert J. Flaherty, American filmmaker (b. 1884)
  • 1980
    Mollie Steimer, Russian-born American anarchist agitator and political prisoner (b. 1897)
  • 1982
    Giorgos Gavriilidis, Greek actor (b. 1906)
  • 1982
    Vic Morrow, American actor (b. 1929)
  • 1990
    Kenjiro Takayanagi, Japanese developer of television (b. 1899)
  • 1996
    Aliki Vougiouklaki, Greek actress (b. 1934)
  • 1996
    Jean Muir, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 1997
    Chūhei Nambu, Japanese long and triple jumper (b. 1904)
  • 2006
    Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1927)

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