On This Day

What Happened on October 23

Important Events

  • 1942 During WWII, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt
  • 1977 Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces discovery of a 3.4-billion year old one-celled fossil, one of the earliest life forms on Earth
  • 1981 US national debt hits $1 trillion
  • 2001 The Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commences disarmament after peace talks
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October 23 in Music

  • 2015 Adele releases her single "Hello" - becomes 1st song with more than a million downloads in 1st week (1.1m)

October 23 in Sport

  • 1993 Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a World Series winning walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies

Did You Know?

Tornado (possible T8/F4) strikes the heart of London killing two and demolishing the wooden London Bridge (OS 17 Oct)

On October 23, 1091


Would You Believe?

English newspaper "The Times" gives precise British positions in Crimea during Crimean War

On October 23, 1854

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