What happened this day in history October 23, 1983

What are the important events that happened on October 23, 1983? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 23, 1983: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 23, 1983 is the 296th day of the year 1983 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 69 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 10, 1983 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 7,261,920 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 ‘dihectaenneacontahexagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $116.11. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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

Pig is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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October 23, 1983 Historical Events

  • 1983
    Lebanon Civil War: The U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut is hit by a truck bomb, killing 241 U.S. military personnel. A French army barracks in Lebanon is also hit that same morning, killing 58 troops.

Who were born on October 23, 1983?

  • 1983
    Filippos Darlas, Greek footballer
  • 1983
    Josh Strickland, American entertainer

Who died on October 23, 1983?

  • 1983
    Jessica Savitch, American journalist (b. 1947)

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