July 23: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, July 23, 2010, the British boyband One Direction was formed?

July 23rd is International Yada, Yada, Yada Day and Gorgeous Grandma Day.

We are now on the 204th day of the year, congratulations for making it this far into 2023. There are 161 days left until next year.

Here we are going to share the most important historical events, births and deaths of July 23rd throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 2010, the British boyband One Direction was formed? They had originally applied to X-Factor individually but failed to get through as solo contestants.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 23rd in history!

What Events Happened On July 23 In History?

2019 The 9/11 victim compensation fund was extended indefinitely by the US Senate.


2015 NASA announced they had found “Earth’s bigger, older cousin.”

The discovery was made by their Kepler mission, and the planet is believed to be 1,400 light-years away from Earth.


2012 The first US woman in space, Sally Ride, died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 61.

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2011 Singer legend Amy Winehouse was found dead at her home in London, England.

OTD in 2011: Singer legend Amy Winehouse was found dead at her home in London

Although the death was "unexplained," it is believed she had a drug overdose.

2010 British boyband One Direction was formed during X-Factor UK.

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2000 The 87th Tour de France came to an end with the winner losing his title.

Although Lance Armstrong finished in first place, the Anti-Doping Agency disqualified him.

1999 Eileen Collins became the first female space shuttle commander with the launch of mission STS-93.

1956 Pete Everest became the fastest man in the world.

OTD in 1956: Pete Everest became the fastest man in the world.

On this day, Everest flew the Bell X-2 Rocket at an incredible Mach 2.87, which is equivalent to 2,202 miles per hour! This earned him the title of "Fastest Man Alive."


1921 The Chinese Communist Party was founded in Shanghai.

However, according to the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) official narrative, it was founded on July 1, 1921. In reality, we know that it was founded on July 23, as this was the date of the first National Congress of the CCP.

1829 Inventor William Austin Burt patented the typographer, also known as the typewriter in the US.

OTD in 1829: Inventor William Austin Burt patented the typographer

1726 Benjamin Franklin sailed from England back to the US to work for a Quaker merchant in Philadelphia.

1715 The first lighthouse in America was given the green light to be built at Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts.

1599 Italian Artist Carrivagio signed his first commission contract to paint the Contarelli Chapel in the French church in Rome.

Famous People Born On July 23

Is today your birthday? If so, you share this special day with Daniel Radcliffe! Check out more famous people born on this day below.

1989 Daniel Radcliffe

English Actor

Daniel Radcliffe
33 years old
Born In:
England, UK
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1982 Paul Wesley

American Actor

Paul Wesley
40 years old
Born In:
New Jersey, USA

1961 Woody Harrelson

American Actor

Woody Harrelson
61 years old
Born In:
Texas, USA

1967 Philip Seymour Hoffman

American Actor

Philip Seymour Hoffman
Died On:
Feb 2, 2014 (Age 46)
Born In:
New York, USA

Famous People Who Died On This Day

1983 - 2011 Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse was an English singer born on September 14, 1983. She died on this day in 2011, at age 27 in London, England, UK.

1822 - 1885 Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was an American president born on April 27, 1822. He died on this day in 1885, at age 63 in Wilton, New York, USA.

Special Holidays On July 23

If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!

July 23: International Yada

International Yada, Yada, Yada Day

Ready for a totally random holiday? In 2015 a guy named Michael W. Cosby saw there was a Blah, Blah, Blah Day and Tweeted that July 23rd would now be International Yada, Yada, Yada Day. And so it was.

July 23: National Gorgeous Grandma Day

National Gorgeous Grandma Day

When women start pushing past the age of 50, society automatically starts referring to them as grandmas, which can be a bit of a pain if you’re still full of energy and life! So Gorgeous Grandma Day was created to celebrate all the grandmas out there who are still radiant and fun!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

Aggressive sitting is a sport. It originated in Berlin no later than 2008. You can purchase a special stool for this sport for around 70 dollars.

July 23 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

For those of you who were born on July 23rd, your star sign is Leo.

The constellation Leo is associated with the mythological Nemean lion. Leo is the fifth sign in the zodiac and is ruled by the sun. People born between July 23 & August 22 fall into this astrological sign.

All those born in July have the Ruby birthstone. Did you know that the largest ruby ever discovered is called the 125West? It’s an 18,696-carat gemstone that weighs a total of 8.2 pounds (3.7 kg). Traditionally the ruby symbolizes love, passion & energy.

If you were born on July 23, your estimated date of conception would be October 30 in the previous year.

A baby conceived on July 23, 2023, will likely be due around April 15, 2024.

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