What happened this day in history November 23

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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 38 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

When this day started, 1,637,625,600 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 ‘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 70 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 3,259 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 23 Historical Events

  • 1499
    Pretender to the throne Perkin Warbeck is hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from the Tower of London. He had invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV of England.
  • 1531
    The Second war of Kappel results in the dissolution of the Protestant alliance in Switzerland.
  • 1889
    The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
  • 1936
    Life magazine is reborn as a photo magazine and enjoys instant success.
  • 1946
    French Navy fire in Hai Phong, Viet Nam, kills 6,000 civilians.
  • 1963
    The BBC broadcasts the first ever episode of Doctor Who (starring William Hartnell) which is the world’s longest running science fiction drama.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    Rose Revolution: the Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.
  • 2004
    The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, the largest religious building in Georgia, is consecrated.

Who were born on November 23?

  • 1402
    Jean de Dunois, French soldier (d. 1468)
  • 1616
    John Wallis, English mathematician (d. 1703)
  • 1838
    Stephanos Skouloudis, Greek banker and diplomat (d. 1928)
  • 1924
    Paula Raymond, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1926
    Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philosopher (d. 2011)
  • 1935
    Vladislav Volkov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1971)
  • 1943
    David Nolan, American political activist (d. 2010)
  • 1971
    Lisa Arch, American actress
  • 1974
    Juventud Guerrera, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1987
    Nicole Polizzi, Chilean-born American reality television personality

Who died on November 23?

  • 1503
    Margaret of York, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1446)
  • 1763
    Friedrich Graf von Seckendorf, German soldier (b. 1673)
  • 1910
    Dr H.H. Crippen, American murderer executed in England (b. 1862)
  • 1937
    Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)
  • 1970
    Yusof bin Ishak, Singaporean politician (b. 1910)
  • 1972
    Marie Wilson, American actress (b. 1916)
  • 1990
    Roald Dahl, British author (b. 1916)
  • 1991
    Klaus Kinski, German actor (b. 1926)
  • 2001
    O.C. Smith, American singer (b. 1932)
  • 2007
    Pat Walsh, New Zealand rugby union footballer (b. 1936)

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