Holidays Calendar for July 23, 2017

Revolution Day is the biggest secular public holiday in Egypt. It is celebrated on July 23. Revolution Day marks the anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 which lead to the overthrow King Farouk and establishment of the Republic of Egypt.

July 23 is Renaissance Day in Oman. This public holiday commemorates the anniversary of the day Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said ascended the throne in 1970 and set a goal to end Oman's isolation.

July 23 is National Remembrance Day in Papua New Guinea. It is a memorial day observed to honor PNG soldiers and officers who lost their lived during World War I, World War II and other military engagements within Papua New Guinea and abroad.

The Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus is celebrated by various Christian denominations. While many churches do not regard it as one of the most important feasts, it is considered a very significant church holiday in Armenia.


July is National Ice Cream Month therefore many food related holidays celebrated in July are devoted to various types of ice cream. For example, July 23 is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day. It celebrates the basic and most popular ice cream flavor.

National Children's Day is annually celebrated in Indonesia on July 23. Although the holiday exists for a long time, many Indonesians still don't know about it.

The fourth Sunday in July is Parents' Day in the USA. This holiday is a kind of combination of Father's Day and Mother's Day.


National Pisco Day is a Peruvian holiday celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July. It is dedicated to a local alcoholic beverage that is a source of pride for all Peruvians. National Pisco Day was officially instituted in 1999 and has been celebrated every year since.


This Day in History

  • 2014 The opening ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games took place in Glasgow, Scotland. It was officially presided by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 2012 Died: Sally Ride, American physicist an astronaut. In 1978, she became the 1st American female astronaut and the 2nd woman in space.
  • 2011 Died: Amy Winehouse, English singer and songwriter known for her deep vocals and her eclectic mix of various musical genres.
  • 1999 Died: Hassan II, King of Marocco from 1961 until his death. His conservative rule was characterized by human rights violations.
  • 1992 The Republic of Abkhazia declared its independence from Georgia. The majority of countries of the world do not recognize its independence.
  • 1989 Born: Daniel Radcliffe, English actor of stage and screen who is best known for playing the title character in the Harry Potter film series.
  • 1988 1st Chairman of the Burma Socialist Programme Party Ne Win resigned duet pro-democracy protests after ruling Burma since 1962.
  • 1984 Miss America 1984 Vanessa Williams publicly resigned after it had become known that her nude photos would be published in Penthouse.
  • 1983 Air Canada Flight 143 successfully landed at Gimli Industrial Park Airport after having run out of fuel at an altitude of 41,000 feet (12,000 m).
  • 1983 13 of 15 members of the Sri Lankan Army patrol Four Four Bravo were ambushed and killed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
  • 1982 Born: Paul Wesley, American actor, director and producer best known for his multiple roles in the television series The Vampire Diaries.
  • 1973 Born: Monica Lewinsky, former White House intern famous for her affair with President Bill Clinton known as the Lewinsky scandal.
  • 1970 Born: Charisma Carpenter, American actress best known for playing Cordelia Chase in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.
  • 1968 Died: Henry Hallett Dale, English physiologist and pharmacologist who was awarded the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
  • 1967 Born: Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor, producer and director best known for his numerous supporting and character roles.
  • 1966 Died: Montgomery Clift, American actor of stage and screen who was one of the original method actors in Hollywood, along with James Dean.
  • 1961 Born: Woody Harrelson, American actor, film director, playwright and activist whose breakout role was Woody Boyd in the sitcom Cheers.
  • 1952 The European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was created when the 1951 Treaty of Paris came into force. The Treaty expired in 2002.
  • 1926 Died: Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter who specialized in historical and mythological subjects. One of his best known paintings is Bogatyrs.
  • 1918 Born: Pee Wee Reese, renowned American professional baseball player who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984.
  • 1916 Died: William Ramsay, Scottish chemist who was awarded the 1904 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of the noble (inert) gases.
  • 1906 Born: Vladimir Prelog, Croatian-Swiss organic chemist who was awarded the 1975 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing it with John Cornforth.
  • 1892 Born: Haile Selassie I (born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael), regent of Ethiopia from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974.
  • 1885 Died: Ulysses S. Grant, American general and politician who served as the 18th President of the United States for two consecutive terms.
  • 1884 Born: Emil Jannings, Swiss-born German actor and producer. In 1928, he became the first actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor.
  • 1881 The International (then European) Federation of Gymnastics was created. It is the oldest existing international sports organization in the world.
  • 1881 Argentina and Chile signed the Boundary Treaty of 1881, aimed at establishing a precise and exact borderline between the two countries.
  • 1875 Died: Isaac Singer, American inventor and entrepreneur primarily remembered for founding the Singer Sewing Machine Company.
  • 1840 The British Parliament passed the Act of Union 1840, creating the Province of Canada. The province was officially proclaimed in 1841.
  • 1757 Died: Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer whose music was influential in the development of the Baroque and Classical styles.