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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 38 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 10, 2022 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,819,360 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 ‘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 60 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 3,624 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 23 Historical Events

  • 1808
    French and Poles defeat the Spanish at battle of Tudela
  • 1889
    The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Deutsche Opernhaus on Bismarckstraße in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg is destroyed. It will eventually be rebuilt in 1961 and be called the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
  • 1971
    Representatives of the People’s Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time.
  • 1972
    The Soviet Union makes its final attempt at successfully launching N-1 Rocket. The launch is a failure and the rocket is destroyed.
  • 1979
    In Dublin, Ireland, Provisional Irish Republican Army member Thomas McMahon is sentenced to life in prison for the assassination of Lord Mountbatten.
  • 1981
    Iran-Contra Affair: Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), giving the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    The Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2009
    The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines

Who were born on November 23?

  • 1820
    Isaac Todhunter, British mathematician (d. 1884)
  • 1916
    P. K. Page, Canadian poet (d. 2010)
  • 1943
    David Nolan, American political activist (d. 2010)
  • 1943
    Sue Nicholls, British actress
  • 1950
    Chuck Schumer, American politician
  • 1967
    Gary Kirsten, South African cricketer
  • 1969
    Jonathan Seet, Canadian singer
  • 1971
    Khalid Al-Muwallid, Saudi footballer
  • 1976
    Kohei Suwama, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1979
    Kelly Brook, English actress and model

Who died on November 23?

  • 1499
    Perkin Warbeck, Flemish imposter (b. 1474)
  • 1585
    Thomas Tallis, English composer (b. 1505)
  • 1902
    Walter Reed, American bacteriologist (b. 1851)
  • 1923
    Urmuz, Romanian writer (b. 1883)
  • 1948
    Hack Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1900)
  • 1979
    Judee Sill, American musician and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 1983
    Waheed Murad, Pakistani actor (b. 1938)
  • 1994
    Art Barr, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 2006
    Anita O'Day, American singer (b. 1919)
  • 2009
    Juzefas Jurgelevičius, Lithuanian footballer (b. 1947)

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