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, 454,896 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 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

  • 1248
    Conquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.
  • 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.
  • 1644
    John Milton publishes Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship.
  • 1910
    Johan Alfred Ander becomes the last person to be executed in Sweden.
  • 1914
    Mexican Revolution: The last of U.S. forces withdraw from Veracruz, occupied seven months earlier in response to the Tampico Affair.
  • 1936
    Life magazine is reborn as a photo magazine and enjoys instant success.
  • 1985
    Gunmen hijack EgyptAir Flight 648 while en route from Athens to Cairo. When the plane lands in Malta, Egyptian commandos storm the aircraft, but 60 people die in the raid.
  • 2004
    The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, the largest religious building in Georgia, is consecrated.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1705
    Thomas Birch, English historian (d. 1766)
  • 1887
    Eduardo Corrochio, Spanish dancer (d. 1943)
  • 1945
    Jim Doyle, American politician
  • 1945
    Steve Landesberg, American actor and comedian (d. 2010)
  • 1954
    Glenn Brummer, American baseball player
  • 1954
    Ross Brawn, English motorsport engineer and F1 team owner
  • 1959
    Maxwell Caulfield, British actor
  • 1972
    Alf-Inge Haaland, Norwegian footballer
  • 1979
    Kelly Brook, English actress and model
  • 1986
    Maxene Magalona, Filipina actress

Who died on November 23?

  • 947
    Berthold, Duke of Bavaria
  • 1682
    Claude Lorrain, French painter (b. 1604)
  • 1973
    Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor (b. 1889)
  • 1979
    Merle Oberon, British actress (b. 1911)
  • 1982
    Grady Nutt, American humorist (b. 1934)
  • 1994
    Art Barr, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 1995
    Junior Walker, American musician (b. 1931)
  • 2001
    Bo Belinsky, American baseball player (b. 1936)
  • 2006
    Jesus Blancornelas, Mexican journalist (b. 1936)
  • 2007
    Joe Kennedy, American baseball player (b. 1979)

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