On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 2019

Historical Events

NBA Record

All Star point guard Kyrie Irving pours in 50 points, setting a new NBA record for points on debut with a new team as his Brooklyn Nets go down 127-126 at home to the Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Google research lab claims it has achieved Quantum Supremacy, performing calculation in 3 mins that wold take a supercomputer 10,000 years
  • Hong Kong Legislative Council scraps the extradition bill that sparked months of protests and unrest
  • Lorry containing 39 bodies of Vietnamese nationals found in Essex, England, man arrested for people smuggling and murder

Famous Deaths

  • Bernie Parrish, American NFL cornerback (Pro Bowl 1960, 63; Cleveland Browns; best-selling book, 'They Call It A Game'), dies of prostate cancer at 83
  • Hansheinz Schneeberger, Swiss violinist (Duo Paganini), dies at 93
2019 Highlights

About October 23, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Truth Hurts - Lizzo
  • UK #1 Song: Dance Monkey - Tones and I