On This Day

Historical Events on October 23 (Part 2)

Murder of Interest

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

  • 2018 World's oldest intact shipwreck, ancient Greek vessel 2,400 years old, found at bottom of the Black Sea by archaeologists
  • 2018 European Commission rejects Italy's budget, first country to be rejected
  • 2018 Megyn Kelly is criticized after making comments supporting blackface on her NBC show

Film Premier

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

  • 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

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 Lorry containing 39 bodies of Vietnamese nationals found in Essex, England, man arrested for people smuggling and murder
  • 2020 First US National Women's Rights convention opens in Brinley Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts

Album Release

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

  • 2021 Capture of Colombia's most-wanted drug lord, Dairo Antonio Usuga 'Otoniel', in Colombia's Uraba region, announced live on TV [1]