October 23 Holidays, Events & Observances

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October 23 holidays, events, remembrance around the world. These are October 23 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; October 23 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on October 23.

October 23 holidays and observances
October 23 Holidays and Observances
Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in October, international holidays in October 23, national days in October 23. Some major October 23 national day and International holidays list in October calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

Therefore, there’s a myriad of holidays and observances to explore from worldwide celebrations, national holidays, remembrance days, minor holidays, lesser known festivals, and special ancient celebrations.

There are literally thousands of holidays throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering. from our comprehensive list of October 23 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have accumulated the long list of observances in October 23, notable events, national days in October 23, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on October 23 annually.

Here we go:

Month of October

In October, autumn comes into full swing. Let’s get in the fall mood! This month’s name stems from Latin octo, “eight,” because this was the eighth month of the early Roman calendar. When the Romans converted to a 12-month calendar, the name October stuck despite that fact that it’s now the 10th month!

October is the second month of fall in the northern half of the world. In the southern half, it is the second month of spring.

The Saxons called the month Wintirfyllith because it had the first full moon of the winter season.

Holidays in October

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word may refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

Meanwhile few of holidays in October are: October 9 is Leif Eriksson Day.
October 23 is a busy day, with three holidays packed into it: 1) Canadian Thanksgiving. (2) Columbus Day (U.S.), a federal holiday, is observed on the second Monday in October. It was on October 232, 1492, that Christopher Columbus landed on a small island in the Bahamas, convinced that he had reached Asia. Read more about Columbus Day. (3) Indigenous Peoples’ Day (U.S.)—a holiday that celebrates the history and cultures of indigenous peoples native to what is today the United States. More special days like Mad Hatter Day, National Badger Day, National Noodle Day, World Cerebral Palsy Day, etc See All Holidays in October here

October 23 holidays and observances
October 23 National and Special Days

Major October 23 Holidays / National Day

October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 69 days remain until the end of the year.

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer
    • James the Just (i.e. James, brother of Jesus) (Lutheran, Episcopal Church (USA), Eastern Orthodox)
    • Allucio of Campugliano
    • Amon of Toul (Diocese of Toul)
    • Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
    • Giovanni da Capistrano
    • Ignatios of Constantinople
    • Joséphine Leroux
    • Peter Pascual
    • Romain (Romanus) of Rouen
    • Servandus and Cermanus
    • Severin of Cologne
    • October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
    • Christmas or the Feast of Señor Noemi (the Child Jesus) in the Apostolic Catholic Church
  • Aviator’s Day (Brazil)
  • Chulalongkorn Day (Thailand)
  • Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle (Republic of North Macedonia)
  • Liberation Day (Libya)
  • Mole Day (International observance)
  • National Day (Hungary)
  • Paris Peace Agreement Day (Cambodia)

October 23 events

  • 4004 BC – James Ussher’s proposed creation date of the world according to the Bible.
  • 42 BC – Liberators’ civil war: Mark Antony and Octavian decisively defeat Brutus’s army. Brutus commits suicide.
  • 425 – Valentinian III is elevated as Roman emperor at the age of six.
  • 502 – The Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theoderic, absolves Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius.
  • 1086 – Spanish Reconquista: At the Battle of Sagrajas, the Almoravids defeats the Castilians, but are unable to take advantage of their victory.
  • 1157 – The Battle of Grathe Heath ends a civil war in Denmark.
  • 1295 – The first treaty forming the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France against England is signed in Paris.
  • 1641 – Irish Catholic gentry from Ulster attempt to seize control of Dublin Castle, the seat of English rule in Ireland, so as to force concessions.
  • 1642 – The Battle of Edgehill is the first major battle of the English Civil War.
  • 1707 – The First Parliament of Great Britain convenes.
  • 1739 – The War of Jenkins’ Ear begins when Prime Minister Walpole reluctantly declares war on Spain.
  • 1812 – A French general begins a conspiracy to overthrow Napoleon, claiming that the Emperor died in Russia.
  • 1850 – The first National Women’s Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of Westport is the last significant engagement west of the Mississippi River.
  • 1906 – Alberto Santos-Dumont flies an airplane in the first heavier-than-air flight in Europe.
  • 1911 – The Italo-Turkish War sees the first use of an airplane in combat when an Italian pilot makes a reconnaissance flight.
  • 1912 – First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo between the Serbian and Ottoman armies begins.
  • 1940 – Adolf Hitler and Francisco Franco meet at Hendaye to discuss the possibility of Spain entering the Second World War.
  • 1942 – World War II: Allied forces commence the Second Battle of El Alamein, which proves to be the key turning point in the North African campaign.
  • 1942 – All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard American Airlines Flight 28 are killed when it collides with a USAAF bomber near Palm Springs, California.
  • 1942 – World War II: The Battle for Henderson Field begins on Guadalcanal.
  • 1944 – World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf begins.
  • 1955 – Prime Minister Ngô Đình Diệm defeats former emperor Bảo Đại in a referendum and founds the Republic of Vietnam.
  • 1955 – The people of the Saar region vote in a referendum to unite with Germany instead of France.
  • 1956 – Secret police shoot several anti-communist protesters, igniting the Hungarian Revolution.
  • 1958 – Canada’s Springhill mining disaster kills seventy-five miners, while ninety-nine others are rescued.
  • 1965 – Vietnam War: The 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), in conjunction with South Vietnamese forces, launches an operation seeking to destroy Communist forces during the siege of Plei Me.
  • 1970 – Gary Gabelich sets a land speed record in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame, fueled with natural gas.
  • 1972 – Vietnam War: Operation Linebacker, a US bombing campaign against North Vietnam in response to its Easter Offensive, ends after five months.
  • 1973 – Watergate scandal: President Nixon agrees to turn over subpoenaed audio tapes of his Oval Office conversations.
  • 1982 – A gunfight breaks out between police officers and members of a religious cult in Arizona. The shootout leaves two cultists dead and dozens of cultists and police officers injured.
  • 1983 – Lebanese 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.
  • 1989 – The Hungarian Republic officially replaces the communist Hungarian People’s Republic.
  • 1989 – Bankruptcy of Wärtsilä Marine; the biggest bankruptcy in the Nordic countries up until then.
  • 1989 – An explosion at the Houston Chemical Complex in Pasadena, Texas, which registered a 3.5 on the Richter magnitude scale, kills 23 and injures 314.
  • 1991 – Signing of the Paris Peace Accords which ends the Cambodian–Vietnamese War.
  • 1993 – The Troubles: A Provisional IRA bomb prematurely detonates in Belfast, killing the bomber and nine civilians.
  • 1995 – Yolanda Saldívar is found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of popular Latin singer Selena.
  • 1998 – Israel and the Palestinian Authority sign the Wye River Memorandum.
  • 2002 – Chechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.
  • 2004 – A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata Prefecture in northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.
  • 2007 – A storm causes the Mexican Kab 101 oil platform to collide with a wellhead, leading to the death and drowning of 22 people during rescue operations after evacuation of the platform.
  • 2011 – A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
  • 2011 – The Libyan National Transition Council deems the Libyan Civil War over.
  • 2015 – The lowest sea-level pressure in the Western Hemisphere, and the highest reliably-measured non-tornadic sustained winds, are recorded in Hurricane Patricia, which strikes Mexico hours later, killing at least 13 and causing over $280 million in damages.
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October 23 birthdays

  • 1006 – Wen Yanbo, Chinese grand chancellor (d. 1097)
  • 1255 – Ferdinand de la Cerda, Spanish noble (d. 1275)
  • 1491 (estimated) – Ignatius of Loyola, Catholic priest (d. 1556)
  • 1516 – Charlotte of Valois, French princess (d. 1524)
  • 1634 – Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish queen (d. 1715)
  • 1654 – Johann Bernhard Staudt, Austrian composer (d. 1712)
  • 1698 – Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French architect, designed the École Militaire (d. 1782)
  • 1705 – Maximilian Ulysses Browne, Austrian field marshal (d. 1757)
  • 1713 – Pieter Burman the Younger, Dutch philologist, poet, and educator (d. 1778)
  • 1762 – Samuel Morey, American engineer (d. 1843)
  • 1766 – Emmanuel de Grouchy, Marquis de Grouchy, French general (d. 1847)
  • 1790 – Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American minister, lexicographer, and educator (d. 1860)
  • 1796 – Stefano Franscini, Swiss statistician and politician (d. 1857)
  • 1801 – Albert Lortzing, German singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1851)
  • 1805 – John Russell Bartlett, American linguist and historian (d. 1886)
  • 1813 – Ludwig Leichhardt, German-Australian explorer (d. 1848)
  • 1815 – João Maurício Vanderlei, Baron of Cotejipe, Brazilian politician (d. 1889)
  • 1817 – Pierre Larousse, French lexicographer and author (d. 1875)
  • 1822 – Gustav Spörer, German astronomer (d. 1895)
  • 1832 – Johan Gabriel Ståhlberg, Finnish priest and father of K. J. Ståhlberg, the first President of Finland (d. 1873)
  • 1835 – Adlai Stevenson I, American lawyer and politician, 23rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1914)
  • 1837 – Moritz Kaposi, Hungarian dermatologist (d. 1902)
  • 1844 – Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (d. 1923)
  • 1844 – Robert Bridges, English poet and playwright (d. 1930)
  • 1857 – Juan Luna, Filipino painter and sculptor (d. 1899)
  • 1863 – Mirko Breyer, Croatian writer, bibliographer, antiquarian, and one of the notable alleged and false victims of the Stara Gradiška concentration camp (d. 1946)
  • 1865 – Neltje Blanchan, American historian and author (d. 1918)
  • 1869 – John Heisman, American football player and coach (d. 1936)
  • 1870 – Francis Kelley, Canadian-American bishop (d. 1948)
  • 1873 – William D. Coolidge, American physicist and engineer (d. 1975)
  • 1874 – Charles Kilpatrick, American runner and educator (d. 1921)
  • 1875 – Gilbert N. Lewis, American chemist and academic (d. 1946)
  • 1876 – Franz Schlegelberger, German judge and politician, Reich Ministry of Justice (d. 1970)
  • 1880 – Dominikus Böhm, German architect (d. 1955)
  • 1880 – Una O’Connor, Irish-American actress and singer (d. 1959)
  • 1883 – Hugo Wast, Argentine writer (d. 1962)
  • 1885 – Lawren Harris, Canadian painter and educator (d. 1970)
  • 1888 – Onésime Gagnon, Canadian scholar and politician, 20th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1961)
  • 1892 – Speckled Red, American blues/boogie-woogie piano player and singer-songwriter (d. 1973)
  • 1894 – Rube Bressler, American baseball player (d. 1966)
  • 1894 – Emma Vyssotsky, American astronomer and academic (d. 1975)
  • 1896 – André Lévêque, French soldier and engineer (d. 1930)
  • 1896 – Lilyan Tashman, American actress (d. 1934)
  • 1897 – John Baker, English air marshal (d. 1978)
  • 1897 – Juan Ignacio Luca de Tena, Spanish writer (d. 1975)
  • 1899 – Bernt Balchen, Norwegian aviator (d. 1973)
  • 1900 – Douglas Jardine, Indian-English cricketer and lawyer (d. 1958)
  • 1902 – Robert Eberan von Eberhorst, Austrian engineer (d. 1982)
  • 1902 – Luther Evans, American political scientist and politician (d. 1981)
  • 1904 – Harvey Penick, American golfer and coach (d. 1995)
  • 1905 – Felix Bloch, Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)
  • 1905 – Yen Chia-kan, Chinese lawyer and politician, President of the Republic of China (d. 1993)
  • 1905 – Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (d. 2003)
  • 1908 – František Douda, Czech shot putter (d. 1990)
  • 1908 – Ilya Frank, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)
  • 1909 – Zellig Harris, American linguist and methodologist (d. 1992)
  • 1910 – Richard Mortensen, Danish painter and educator (d. 1993)
  • 1910 – Hayden Rorke, American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1911 – Jack Keller, American hurdler (d. 1978)
  • 1915 – Simo Puupponen, Finnish writer (d. 1967)
  • 1918 – Augusta Dabney, American actress (d. 2008)
  • 1918 – James Daly, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1918 – Paul Rudolph, American architect and academic, designed the Lippo Centre (d. 1997)
  • 1919 – Manolis Andronikos, Greek archaeologist and academic (d. 1992)
  • 1920 – Ted Fujita, Japanese-American meteorologist and academic (d. 1998)
  • 1920 – Bob Montana, American illustrator (d. 1975)
  • 1920 – Gianni Rodari, Italian writer (d. 1980)
  • 1920 – Vern Stephens, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1922 – Jean Barker, Baroness Trumpington, English politician (d. 2018)
  • 1922 – Coleen Gray, American actress (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Aslam Farrukhi, Indian-Pakistani linguist, author, and scholar (d. 2016)
  • 1923 – Ned Rorem, American composer and author
  • 1923 – Frank Sutton, American actor (d. 1974)
  • 1924 – Arthur Brittenden, English journalist (d. 2015)
  • 1925 – Johnny Carson, American comedian and talk show host (d. 2005)
  • 1925 – Manos Hatzidakis, Greek composer and theorist (d. 1994)
  • 1925 – Fred Shero, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1990)
  • 1927 – Sonny Criss, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)
  • 1927 – Dezső Gyarmati, Hungarian water polo player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Leszek Kołakowski, Polish-English historian and philosopher (d. 2009)
  • 1929 – Shamsur Rahman, Bangladeshi poet and journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1930 – Luis Alarcón, Chilean actor
  • 1930 – Unto Mononen, Finnish musician (d. 1968)
  • 1931 – Jim Bunning, American baseball player and politician (d. 2017)
  • 1931 – William P. Clark, Jr., American judge and politician, 12th United States National Security Advisor (d. 2013)
  • 1931 – Diana Dors, English actress (d. 1984)
  • 1932 – Vasily Belov, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (d. 2012)
  • 1933 – Carol Fran, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1933 – Carlos Lemos Simmonds, sixth Vice President of Columbia (d. 2003)
  • 1934 – Caitro Soto, Afro-Peruvian musician (d. 2004)
  • 1935 – Chi-Chi Rodríguez, Puerto Rican-American golfer
  • 1935 – JacSue Kehoe, American neuroscientist (d. 2019)
  • 1936 – Charles Goodhart, English economist and academic
  • 1936 – Philip Kaufman, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1937 – Johnny Carroll, American rockabilly musician (d. 1995)
  • 1937 – Carlos Lamarca, Brazilian captain (d. 1971)
  • 1937 – Deven Verma, Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1938 – Alan G`ilzean, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2018)
  • 1939 – Charlie Foxx, American R&B/soul singer and guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1939 – C. V. Vigneswaran, Sri Lankan lawyer, judge, and politician, 1st Chief Minister of the Northern Province
  • 1940 – Ellie Greenwich, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2009)
  • 1940 – Jane Holzer, American model, actress, producer, and art collector
  • 1940 – Pelé, Brazilian footballer and actor
  • 1941 – René Metge, French rally driver
  • 1941 – Colin Milburn, English cricketer (d. 1990)
  • 1941 – Igor Smirnov, Moldovan engineer and politician, 1st President of Transnistria
  • 1942 – Michael Crichton, American author, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1942 – Douglas Dunn, Scottish poet, critic, and academic
  • 1942 – Bernd Erdmann, German footballer and manager
  • 1942 – Anita Roddick, English businesswoman and activist, founded The Body Shop (d. 2007)
  • 1943 – Alida Chelli, Italian actress and singer (d. 2012)
  • 1944 – Mike Harding, English singer-songwriter and comedian
  • 1945 – Maggi Hambling, English sculptor and painter
  • 1945 – Kim Larsen, Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2018)
  • 1945 – Graça Machel, Mozambican politician and humanitarian
  • 1945 – Ernie Watts, American saxophonist
  • 1945 – Maury Yeston, American composer, lyricist, and music theorist
  • 1946 – Graeme Barker, English archaeologist and academic
  • 1946 – Alicia Borinsky, Argentine writer
  • 1946 – Mel Martínez, American lawyer and politician, 12th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • 1946 – Miklós Németh, Hungarian javelin thrower
  • 1947 – Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, co-founder of the Palestinian movement Hamas (d. 2004)
  • 1947 – Kazimierz Deyna, Polish footballer (d. 1989)
  • 1947 – Greg Ridley, English bass player (d. 2003)
  • 1948 – Hermann Hauser, Austrian-English businessman, co-founded Acorn Computers and Olivetti Research Laboratory
  • 1948 – Gerry Robinson, Irish-born British businessman, arts patron and television personality
  • 1948 – Brian Ross, American journalist
  • 1948 – Jordi Sabatés, Spanish musician
  • 1949 – Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian soldier and politician
  • 1949 – Oscar Martínez, Argentine theater actor
  • 1949 – Nick Tosches, American journalist, author, and poet (d. 2019)
  • 1949 – Würzel, English singer and guitarist (d. 2011)
  • 1950 – Maths O. Sundqvist, Swedish businessman (d. 2012)
  • 1951 – Charly García, Argentine singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1951 – Ángel de Andrés López, Spanish actor (d. 2016)
  • 1951 – Fatmir Sejdiu, Kosovan academic and politician, 2nd President of Kosovo
  • 1951 – David Wills, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1952 – Pierre Moerlen, French drummer (d. 2005)
  • 1952 – Ken Tipton, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1953 – Taner Akçam, Turkish sociologist and historian
  • 1953 – Joaquín Lavín, Chilean politician and economist
  • 1954 – Ang Lee, Taiwanese-American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1956 – Adam Nawałka, Polish football player and manager
  • 1956 – Darrell Pace, American archer
  • 1956 – Dianne Reeves, American singer
  • 1956 – Dwight Yoakam, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1957 – Paul Kagame, Rwandan soldier and politician, 6th President of Rwanda
  • 1957 – Graham Rix, English footballer and coach
  • 1958 – Michael Eric Dyson, American activist, author, and academic
  • 1958 – Rose Nabinger, German singer
  • 1958 – Frank Schaffer, German sprinter
  • 1959 – Nancy Grace, American lawyer and journalist
  • 1959 – Sam Raimi, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1959 – “Weird Al” Yankovic, American singer-songwriter, comedian, and actor
  • 1960 – Mirwais Ahmadzaï, Swiss-French keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1960 – Katoucha Niane, French model and actress (d. 2008)
  • 1960 – Randy Pausch, American author and academic (d. 2008)
  • 1960 – Wayne Rainey, American motorcycle racer
  • 1961 – Laurie Halse Anderson, American author
  • 1961 – Vinicio Gómez, Guatemalan politician (d. 2008)
  • 1961 – Andoni Zubizarreta, Spanish footballer and sportscaster
  • 1962 – Doug Flutie, American football player, sportscaster, and drummer
  • 1963 – Gordon Korman, Canadian-American author
  • 1963 – Rashidi Yekini, Nigerian footballer (d. 2012)
  • 1964 – Anabell López, Cuban singer
  • 1964 – Robert Trujillo, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1964 – Eddy Cue, American computer scientist and businessman
  • 1965 – Augusten Burroughs, American author and screenwriter
  • 1965 – Al Leiter, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1966 – Alex Zanardi, Italian racing driver and cyclist
  • 1967 – Dale Crover, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer
  • 1967 – Omar Linares, Cuban baseball player
  • 1967 – Walt Flanagan, American actor and illustrator
  • 1967 – Jaime Yzaga, Peruvian tennis player
  • 1969 – Dolly Buster, Czech film producer and director, actress and author
  • 1969 – Trudi Canavan, Australian author and illustrator
  • 1969 – Bill O’Brien, American football player and coach
  • 1969 – Brooke Theiss, American actress
  • 1970 – Matthew Barzun, American diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom
  • 1970 – Grant Imahara, American television presenter and engineer (d. 2020)
  • 1970 – Kenji Nomura, Japanese voice actor
  • 1970 – Zoe Wiseman, American model and photographer
  • 1971 – Carlo Forlivesi, Italian-Japanese composer and scholar
  • 1971 – Chris Horner, American cyclist
  • 1972 – Kate del Castillo, Mexican actress
  • 1972 – Tiffeny Milbrett, American soccer player
  • 1972 – Dominika Paleta, Polish-Mexican actress
  • 1972 – Eduardo Paret, Cuban baseball player
  • 1972 – Bryan Pratt, American lawyer and politician
  • 1972 – Jasmin St. Claire, Virgin Islander-American actress
  • 1972 – Jimmy Wayne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1973 – Christian Dailly, Scottish footballer
  • 1974 – Aravind Adiga, Indian journalist and author
  • 1974 – Beatrice Faumuina, New Zealand discus thrower
  • 1974 – Sander Westerveld, Dutch footballer
  • 1974 – Christine Yoshikawa, Canadian pianist
  • 1975 – Jessicka, American singer-songwriter
  • 1975 – Michelle Beadle, American sportscaster
  • 1975 – Odalys García, Cuban actress
  • 1975 – Phillip Gillespie, Australian cricket umpire
  • 1975 – Yoon Son-ha, South Korean actress and singer
  • 1975 – Keith Van Horn, American basketball player
  • 1975 – Manuela Velasco, Spanish actress
  • 1976 – Cat Deeley, English model, actress, and television host
  • 1976 – Sergio Diduch, Argentine footballer
  • 1976 – Ryan Reynolds, Canadian-American actor and producer
  • 1977 – Brad Haddin, Australian cricketer
  • 1977 – Alex Tudor, English cricketer and coach
  • 1978 – Jimmy Bullard, English footballer
  • 1978 – Steve Harmison, English cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1978 – John Lackey, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Archie Thompson, New Zealand-Australian footballer
  • 1979 – Ramón Castro, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1979 – Simon Davies, Welsh footballer
  • 1979 – Prabhas, Telugu film actor
  • 1979 – Jorge Solís, Mexican boxer
  • 1979 – Bud Smith, American baseball player
  • 1980 – Mate Bilić, Croatian footballer
  • 1980 – Pedro Liriano, Dominican baseball player
  • 1981 – Daniela Alvarado, Venezuelan actress
  • 1981 – Jeroen Bleekemolen, Dutch racing driver
  • 1981 – Leticia Dolera, Spanish actress
  • 1981 – Ben Francisco, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Lee Ki-woo, South Korean actor
  • 1981 – Jackie Long, American actor and producer
  • 1981 – Mirel Rădoi, Romanian footballer
  • 1981 – Huo Siyan, Chinese actress
  • 1982 – Valentin Badea, Romanian footballer
  • 1982 – Rickey Paulding, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Kristjan Kangur, Estonian basketball player
  • 1982 – Aleksandar Luković, Serbian footballer
  • 1982 – Rodolfo Dantas Bispo, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 – Filippos Darlas, Greek footballer
  • 1983 – Valentin Demyanenko, Ukrainian-born Azerbaijani canoeist
  • 1983 – Goldie Harvey, Nigerian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1984 – Izabel Goulart, Brazilian model
  • 1984 – Jeffrey Hoogervorst, Dutch footballer
  • 1984 – Simone Masini, Italian footballer
  • 1984 – Meghan McCain, American journalist and author
  • 1984 – Michael Sim, Australian golfer
  • 1984 – Keiren Westwood, English footballer
  • 1985 – Miguel, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1985 – Mohammed Abdellaoue, Norwegian footballer
  • 1985 – Masiela Lusha, Albanian-American actress, poet, and humanitarian
  • 1985 – Chris Neal, English footballer
  • 1985 – Luca Spinetti, Italian footballer
  • 1985 – Panagiotis Vouis, Greek footballer
  • 1986 – Emilia Clarke, English actress
  • 1986 – Briana Evigan, American actress and dancer
  • 1986 – Jake Robinson, English footballer
  • 1986 – Jessica Stroup, American actress
  • 1987 – Faye, Swedish singer-songwriter
  • 1987 – Robin Copeland, Irish rugby player
  • 1987 – Félix Doubront, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1987 – Kyle Gibson, American baseball player
  • 1987 – Seo In-guk, South Korean singer and actor
  • 1987 – Miyuu Sawai, Japanese model and actress
  • 1987 – Naomi Watanabe, Japanese actress
  • 1988 – Jordan Crawford, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Aleksandr Salugin, Russian footballer
  • 1988 – Carolin Schiewe, German footballer
  • 1989 – Viktor Agardius, Swedish footballer
  • 1989 – Alain Broja, Venezuelan footballer
  • 1989 – Jonita Gandhi, Indo-Canadian singer
  • 1989 – Anisya Kirdyapkina, Russian race walker
  • 1989 – Andriy Yarmolenko, Ukrainian footballer
  • 1990 – Paradise Oskar, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1991 – Emil Forsberg, Swedish footballer
  • 1991 – Jorge Taufua, Australian rugby league player
  • 1991 – Princess Mako of Akishino, member of the Japanese Imperial Family
  • 1993 – Josh Ruffels, English footballer
  • 1997 – Jaydn Su’A, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1998 – Amandla Stenberg, American actress
  • 1999 – Yui Kobayashi, Japanese idol
  • 2002 – Shin Eun-soo, South Korean actress
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October 23 deaths

  • 42 BC – Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger, Roman general and politician (b. 85 BC)
  • 877 – Ignatios of Constantinople, Byzantine patriarch (b. 797)
  • 891 – Yazaman al-Khadim, Abbasid general and politician
  • 902 – Ibrahim II of Ifriqiya, Aghlabid emir (b. 850)
  • 930 – Daigo, Japanese emperor (b. 885)
  • 945 – Hyejong of Goryeo, Korean king (b. 912)
  • 949 – Yōzei, Japanese emperor (b. 869)
  • 1134 – Abu al-Salt, Andalusian polymath
  • 1157 – Sweyn III, Danish king (b. c. 1125)
  • 1456 – John of Capistrano, Italian priest and saint (b. 1386)
  • 1550 – Tiedemann Giese, Polish bishop (b. 1480)
  • 1581 – Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1529)
  • 1590 – Bernardino de Sahagún, Spanish-born Franciscan, compiler of the Florentine Codex of Aztecs history in Mexico (b. 1499)
  • 1616 – Leonhard Hutter, German theologian and academic (b. 1563)
  • 1688 – Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist and historian (b. 1610)
  • 1730 – Anne Oldfield, English actress (b. 1683)
  • 1764 – Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc, Comte Dubois de la Motte, French admiral (b. 1683)
  • 1774 – Michel Benoist, French missionary and astronomer (b. 1715)
  • 1867 – Franz Bopp, German linguist and academic (b. 1791)
  • 1869 – Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1799)
  • 1872 – Théophile Gautier, French journalist, author, and poet (b. 1811)
  • 1885 – Charles S. West, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, Secretary of State of Texas (b. 1829)
  • 1893 – Alexander of Battenberg (b. 1857)
  • 1910 – Chulalongkorn, Thai king (b. 1853)
  • 1915 – W. G. Grace, English cricketer and physician (b. 1848)
  • 1916 – Richard McFadden, Scottish footballer and soldier (b. 1889)
  • 1917 – Eugène Grasset, Swiss illustrator (b. 1845)
  • 1921 – John Boyd Dunlop, Scottish businessman, founded Dunlop Rubber (b. 1840)
  • 1935 – Charles Demuth, American painter and educator (b. 1883)
  • 1939 – Zane Grey, American dentist and author (b. 1872)
  • 1942 – Ralph Rainger, American pianist and composer (b. 1901)
  • 1943 – Wakashima Gonshirō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 21st Yokozuna (b. 1876)
  • 1944 – Charles Glover Barkla, English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
  • 1944 – Hana Brady, Czech holocaust victim (b. 1931)
  • 1950 – Al Jolson, Lithuanian-American actor and singer (b. 1886)
  • 1953 – Adrien de Noailles, French son of Jules Charles Victurnien de Noailles (b. 1869)
  • 1959 – George Bouzianis, Greek painter (b. 1885)
  • 1959 – Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (b. 1871)
  • 1964 – Frank Luther Mott, American historian and journalist (b. 1886)
  • 1975 – Marjorie Maynard British artist and farmer (b. 1891)
  • 1978 – Maybelle Carter, American singer and autoharp player (Carter Family) (b. 1909)
  • 1980 – Tibor Rosenbaum, Hungarian-born Swiss rabbi and businessman (b. 1923)
  • 1983 – Jessica Savitch, American journalist (b. 1947)
  • 1984 – Oskar Werner, Austrian-German actor (b. 1922)
  • 1986 – Edward Adelbert Doisy, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
  • 1988 – Asashio Tarō III, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 46th Yokozuna (b. 1929)
  • 1989 – Armida, Mexican-American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1911)
  • 1990 – Thomas Williams, American author and academic (b. 1926)
  • 1994 – Robert Lansing, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 1996 – Bob Grim, American baseball player (b. 1930)
  • 1997 – Bert Haanstra, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1916)
  • 1998 – Barnett Slepian, American physician (b. 1946)
  • 1999 – Eric Reece, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of Tasmania (b. 1909)
  • 2000 – Yokozuna, American wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 2001 – Josh Kirby, English illustrator (b. 1928)
  • 2001 – Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and historian (b. 1917)
  • 2002 – Adolph Green, American playwright and songwriter (b. 1915)
  • 2003 – Tony Capstick, English actor and singer (b. 1944)
  • 2003 – Soong Mei-ling, Chinese wife of Chiang Kai-shek, 2nd First Lady of the Republic of China (b. 1898)
  • 2004 – Robert Merrill, American actor and singer (b. 1919)
  • 2004 – Bill Nicholson, English footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1919)
  • 2005 – William Hootkins, American actor (b. 1948)
  • 2005 – John Muth, American economist and academic (b. 1930)
  • 2005 – Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian wife of Olusegun Obasanjo, 10th First Lady of Nigeria (b. 1945)
  • 2006 – Lebo Mathosa, South African singer (Boom Shaka) (b. 1977)
  • 2007 – John Ilhan, Turkish-Australian businessman, founded Crazy John’s (b. 1965)
  • 2007 – Lim Goh Tong, Malaysian-Chinese businessman (b. 1918)
  • 2008 – Kevin Finnegan, English boxer (b. 1948)
  • 2009 – Lou Jacobi, Canadian-American actor (b. 1913)
  • 2010 – Fran Crippen, American swimmer (b. 1984)
  • 2010 – Stanley Tanger, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (b. 1923)
  • 2011 – Herbert A. Hauptman, American chemist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
  • 2011 – Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1987)
  • 2012 – William Joel Blass, American lawyer and politician (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – Wilhelm Brasse, Polish photographer (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – Roland de la Poype, French soldier and pilot (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Sunil Gangopadhyay, Indian author and poet (b. 1934)
  • 2012 – Michael Marra, Scottish singer-songwriter (b. 1952)
  • 2013 – Wes Bialosuknia, American basketball player (b. 1945)
  • 2013 – Anthony Caro, English sculptor and academic (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Niall Donohue, Irish hurler (b. 1990)
  • 2013 – Gypie Mayo, English guitarist and songwriter (Dr. Feelgood and The Yardbirds) (b. 1951)
  • 2013 – Bill Mazer, Ukrainian-American journalist and sportscaster (b. 1920)
  • 2014 – Ghulam Azam, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – John Bramlett, American football player (b. 1941)
  • 2014 – Bernard Mayes, English-American journalist and academic (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – Joan Quigley, American astrologer and author (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Tullio Regge, Italian physicist and academic (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Alvin Stardust, English singer and actor (b. 1942)
  • 2015 – Leon Bibb, American-Canadian singer (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Roger De Clerck, Belgian businessman (b. 1924)
  • 2015 – Jim Roberts, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1940)
  • 2015 – Fred Sands, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded the Museum of Contemporary Art (b. 1938)
  • 2016 – Jack Chick, American cartoonist and publisher (b. 1924)
  • 2016 – Wim van der Voort, Dutch speed skater (b. 1923)
  • 2016 – Pete Burns, English singer-songwriter (b. 1959)
  • 2017 – Walter Lassally, German cinematographer (b. 1926)
  • 2018 – Todd Reid, Australian tennis player (b. 1984)
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