Historical Events on October 23 (Part 2)

  • 2012 12 people are killed and 40 are injured in a hospital fire in Tainan, Taiwan


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

  • 2018 European Commission rejects Italy's budget, first country to be rejected

Bohemian Rhapsody

2018 Freddie Mercury bio film "Bohemian Rhapsody" directed by Bryan Singer, starring Rami Malek (Best Actor Academy Awards 2019) premieres in London

  • 2018 Megyn Kelly is criticized after making comments supporting blackface on her NBC show
  • 2018 Microplastics found in human stools for the first time by Austrian scientists

Murder of Interest

2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejects Saudi claim journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed accidentally, says it was premeditated murder

Event of Interest

2018 World's longest sea-crossing bridge, the Hong Kong Macau Zhuhai bridge at 55km, opened by Chinese President Xi Jinping

  • 2018 World's oldest intact shipwreck, ancient Greek vessel 2,400 years old, found at bottom of the Black Sea by archaeologists

NBA Record

2019 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

  • 2019 Google research lab claims it has achieved Quantum Supremacy, performing calculation in 3 mins that wold take a supercomputer 10,000 years
  • 2019 Hong Kong Legislative Council scraps the extradition bill that sparked months of protests and unrest
  • 2019 Lorry containing 39 bodies of Vietnamese nationals found in Essex, England, man arrested for people smuggling and murder

Letter To You

2020 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 20th studio album "Letter To You", recorded with the E Street Band

Film & TV History

2020 Netflix releases miniseries "The Queen's Gambit" starring Anya Taylor-Joy - 1st streaming show to win Emmy for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

  • 2021 Capture of Colombia's most-wanted drug lord, Dairo Antonio Usuga 'Otoniel', in Colombia's Uraba region, announced live on TV [1]
  • 2022 MLB American League Championship Series: Houston Astros defeat NY Yankees 6-5 in NYC, sweeping series 4-0 to advance to World Series for 4th time in 6 years
  • 2022 MLB National League Championship Series: Philadelphia Phillies defeat San Diego 4-3 at home, winning series 4-1 to advance to World Series
  • 2022 Xi Jinping secures record third term as general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party with a new seven-member Politburo Standing Committee, at the 20th National Party Congress in Beijing [1]