23 November

November 23 is the 327th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 38 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about November 23rd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

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

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Fibonacci Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – November 23

2009: Maguindanao massacre in the Philippines

Considered to be the worst attack on journalists in recorded history, the massacre occurred in the southern Philippines, when 57 citizens and journalists en route to register voters in Esmael Mangudadatu for the upcoming gubernatorial elections, were killed by gunmen and buried. 34 journalists were killed on the day.

2005: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf elected as President of Liberia

The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner is also the first woman to be elected as head of state in an African country.

1976: First person to dive 100 meters in the sea without breathing equipment

Frenchman Jacques Mayol, who is also sometimes known as Dolphin Man, was 49 years old at the time. He broke his own record 7 years later by diving 105 meters.

1963: Doctor Who debuts on TV

The longest running science fiction TV show first aired with an episode called An Earthly Child on the British Broadcasting Channel. The show that has had 11 different actors play the lead role, follows the time-traveling adventures of Doctor Who, who uses the Time and Relative Dimension in Space or TARDIS to jump around in time and space.

1910: Last person to be executed in Sweden

Johan Alfred Ander was convicted of murdering Victoria Hellsten during a robbery of a currency exchange. He was the only person in Swedish history to be executed using a guillotine. Capital punishment in the country was abolished for all peacetime crimes in 1921 and for all crimes in 1973.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, November 23

1992: Miley Cyrus, American singer-songwriter, actress

1982: Asafa Powell, Jamaican sprinter

1950: Chuck Schumer, American politician

1859: Billy the Kid, American criminal

912: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, November 23

2014: Marion Barry, American politician, 2nd Mayor of the District of Columbia

2006: Alexander Litvinenko, Russian spy

2006: Willie Pep, American boxer

1990: Roald Dahl, English pilot, author, screenwriter

1923: Urmuz, Romanian judge, author

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