October 23rd, 1940.

October 23rd, 1940, was a Wednesday. It was day 297 of 1940. The decade was the 1940s.

82 years, 4 months and 28 days have passed since October 23rd, 1940.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.


Born on October 23rd, 1940.

People who were born on this exact date.


News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on October 23rd, 1940.

  • World War II.

    World War II.

    World War II was raging on during this period of time.


Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 82 years, 4 months and 28 days have passed since October 23rd, 1940.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 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).
  • Age: A person born on October 23rd, 1940 will be 82 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1940 belong to the Silent Generation generation.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on October 23rd, 1940.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 23rd, 1940, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 23rd, 1940 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.
Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on October 23rd, 1940.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1940.

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes


Popular toys and games in 1940.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1940.

Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1940.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out October 23rd, 1946, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 23rd.

Weird Al Yankovic

Born on October 23rd, 1959
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Nancy Grace

Television host.
Born on October 23rd, 1959
She was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Ryan Reynolds

Born on October 23rd, 1976
He was born exactly 36 years after this date.

Emilia Clarke

Born on October 23rd, 1986
She was born exactly 46 years after this date.


Soccer player.
Born on October 23rd, 1993
He was born exactly 53 years after this date.

Amandla Stenberg

Born on October 23rd, 1998
She was born exactly 58 years after this date.


US President.

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


UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 23rd, 1940 was most likely conceived around January 31st, 1940.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 23rd, 1940 is close to July 16th, 1941.

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Stats for October 23rd, 1940

Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 30,098 days have passed since this date.
  • 4,299 weeks have passed.
  • 2,600,470,800 seconds have passed since the October 23rd, 1940.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 3,033,882,600 times.
  • Since October 23rd, 1940, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,341,842,932,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 433,411,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 223,640,489 steps. That's about 99,396 miles!
  • Since this date, 31,205,650 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
  • How many years ago was 1940?

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