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, 27,116,640 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 ‘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

  • 1874
    Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos is appointed the Archbishop of the Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa.
  • 1929
    The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words.
  • 1942
    World War II: The German offensives Operation Edelweiss and Operation Braunschweig begin.
  • 1945
    The post-war legal processes against Philippe Pétain begin.
  • 1962
    The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos is signed.
  • 1974
    The Greek military junta collapses, and former Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis is invited to lead the new government.
  • 1986
    In London, Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1997
    Digital Equipment Company files antitrust charges against chipmaker Intel.
  • 1999
    ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan by Yuji Nishizawa.
  • 1999
    Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan is crowned King Mohammed VI of Morocco on the death of his father.

Who were born on July 23?

  • 1339
    King Louis I of Naples (d. 1384)
  • 1936
    Don Drysdale, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1942
    Myra Hindley, English multiple murderer (d. 2002)
  • 1971
    Chris Michalek, American jazz harmonica player
  • 1974
    Stephanie March, American actress
  • 1977
    Scott Clemmensen, American ice hockey player
  • 1979
    Richard Sims, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1982
    Gerald Wallace, American basketball player
  • 1982
    Paul Wesley, American actor
  • 1985
    Matthew Colin Bailey, American designer

Who died on July 23?

  • 1536
    Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, bastard son of King Henry VIII of England (b. 1519)
  • 1727
    Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. c. 1661)
  • 1773
    George Edwards, English naturalist (b. 1693)
  • 1923
    Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary (b. 1878)
  • 1948
    D. W. Griffith, American film director (b. 1875)
  • 1966
    Montgomery Clift, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 1980
    Mollie Steimer, Russian-born American anarchist agitator and political prisoner (b. 1897)
  • 1996
    Aliki Vougiouklaki, Greek actress (b. 1934)
  • 1999
    King Hassan II of Morocco (b. 1929)
  • 2004
    Piero Piccioni, Italian pianist, organist, conductor and composer (b. 1921)

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