On This Day — October 23rd
October 23rd is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 69 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).
1850 – The first National Women’s Rights Convention, presided over by Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis, was held in Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
1942 – World War II: Japanese forces began their ill-fated attempt to recapture Henderson Field from the Americans.
1956 – The Hungarian Revolution began as a peaceful student demonstration which attracted thousands as it marched through central Budapest to the Parliament building.
1973 – The Watergate scandal: US President Richard M. Nixon agrees to turn over subpoenaed audio tapes of his Oval Office conversations.
2002 – Chechen separatists seized a crowded theater in Moscow, taking approximately 700 patrons and performers hostage.
Film Director Ang Lee turns 63
TV Host Nancy Grace turns 58
Actor Ryan Reynolds turns 41
So You Think You Can Dance Cat Deeley turns 41
The View Co-Host Meghan McCain turns 33
Model Ireland Baldwin turns 22
Happy Birthday to all October 23rd babies!