23rd of October, 1940

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 23rd of October, 1940, fell on a Wednesday.
  • Born on this exact date: Pele: Brazilian soccer player.
  • Decade: 1940s.
  • 77 years, 4 months and 30 days have passed since the 23rd of October, 1940.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 1940.
  • Day 297 of 1940.
  • Leap Year: 1940 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1940 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 23rd of October, 1940 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 23rd of October, 1940, will be 77 years of age.
  • American Format: 10-23-1940 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1940-10-23. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19401023" are easier to sort.

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 23rd of October, 1940.

  • World War II

    During this period of time (01 Sep 1939 to 02 Sep 1945), the Second World War was raging on.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the President of the United States on the 23rd of October, 1940.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 23rd of October, 1940 was probably conceived around the 14th of January, 1940. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 23rd of October, 1940 is the 2nd of August, 1941. (Rough Estimate).

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 23rd of October:

Celebrity Birthdays

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Visualize the days that have passed since the 23rd of October, 1940. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 23rd of October, 1940.

  • 28,273 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,442,790,800 seconds have passed since the 23rd of October, 1940.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,849,922,600 times.
  • Since the 23rd of October, 1940, earth has travelled approximately 1,260,480,052,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 407,131,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 210,080,009 steps. That's about 93,369 miles!
  • Since this date, 29,313,490 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!


Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Wednesday" in other languages is:

  • German: Mittwoch.
  • French: Mercredi.
  • Italian: Mercoledi.
  • Spanish: Miercoles.
  • Portuguese: Quarta-feira.


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