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October 23: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 23

October 23rd is officially Snow Leopard Day and iPod Day.

We’re now on the 296th day of the year, and have 69 days left.

Hold on tight as you’re about to unearth the some interesting facts and events from October 23rd in history.

Did you know that on this day in 1998, Britney Spears released her first single, “…Baby One More Time”? The track was released when she was only sixteen years old.

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

What Events Happened On October 23 In History?


The biographic drama movie “Bohemian Rhapsody,” about Freddie Mercury, premiered at Wembley Arena in London, UK.


A 2,400-year-old shipwreck found in the Black Sea became the world’s oldest intact shipwreck ever discovered.

OTD in 2018: A 2
The 75-foot vessel is thought to be ancient Greek and was discovered with its mast, rudders, and rowing benches all intact.

The world’s longest over sea bridge opened in China.

The 34.2-mile bridge links the cities of Hong Kong and Macau to mainland China. The bridge reduced what was a four-hour journey, to just 45 minutes.

English singer-songwriter Adele achieved the record of first song to get over 1 million downloads in a week with her third studio album “Hello.”


The James Bond spy movie “Skyfall,” starring Daniel Craig, premiered at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.


Apple’s iPod hit store shelves.

OTD in 2001: Apple's iPod hit store shelves.
The first-generation iPod enabled customers to store up to 1,000 songs on their small music MP3 player.

Britney Spears very first single “Baby One More Time” was released.


Elton John became the 1,662nd person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


The Smurfs were published for the first time in Spirou magazine in Belgium.


Walt Disney’s animated Dumbo was released in New York City, New York, US.


The bank robber John Dillinger and his gang robbed $75,000 from the Central National Bank in Greencastle, Indiana.


More than 25,000 people marched down New York’s 5th Avenue in support of women’s suffrage.

OTD in 1915: More than 25
Led by Dr. Anna Shaw and Carrie Chapman Catt, founder of the League of Women Voters, it would be another 5 years before their success was found.

October 23 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Those of you who were born on this day share the Scorpio zodiac sign.

If you were born in October, Pink Tourmaline is your assigned birthstone.

If you were born on October 23rd, you were likely conceived on the week of January 30th in the same year.

Is today is your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Ryan Reynolds. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.

Famous People Born On October 23

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke

English Actress
Birthday: October 23, 1986
Age: 35 years old
Born In: England, United Kingdom
Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

Canadian Actor
Birthday: October 23, 1976
Age: 45 years old
Born In: Vancouver, Canada

Special Holidays On October 23rd

Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.

Did you know that on this day, October 23rd 1998, Britney Spears released her first single, “...Baby One More Time”?