July 23

July 23 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on July 23, include:

  • Fast of Tammuz - July 23, 2024
  • Gorgeous Grandma Day 
  • Hot Enough For Ya Day 
  • Mosquito Day 
  • National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
  • Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day 
  • Sprinkle Day 
  • World Sjogren's Day 
  • Yada, Yada, Yada Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include July 23, are:

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
  • Dog Days of Summer - July 3 - August 11
  • National Independent Retailers Week - July 21-27, 2024 (Week in July with July 21st in it)
  • National Moth Week - July 20-28, 2024 (Last Full Week in July and two weekends in July)
  • National Scrabble Week - July 20-24, 2024
  • National Zoo Keeper Week - July 21-27, 2024 (Third Week in July)
  • Perseid Meteor Showers - July 17 - August 24, 2024, will peak on  August 12, 2024)
  • RAGBRAI - July 20-27, 2024
  • Restless Leg Syndrome Education & Awareness Week - July 18-25

2024 Monthly Holidays that include July 23, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our July Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of July.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for July 23 is Leo.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of July are:

  • Larkspur - Levity and lightness. Strong bonds of Love are represented by Larkspur.
  • Waterlily
  • Delphinium




The Birthstone(s) for July is:

  • Rubies which are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love

Famous Birthdays

  • 1936 - Don Drysdale, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1993)
  • 1968 - Stephanie Seymour, American model and actress
  • 1971 - Alison Krauss, American singer and songwriter 

Famous Deaths

  • 1875 - Isaac Singer, American businessman who founded the Singer Corporation (b. 1811)
  • 1885 - Ulysses S. Grant, American General and politician who became the 18th President of the United States (b. 1822)
  • 2011 - Amy Winehouse, English singer and songwriter (b. 1983)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1960 - Jack Nicklaus, golfer marries Barbara Bash

Quote of the Day

Quote Sign!

There is some great advice on this cute sign posted on a tree!

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe of the Day

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Find out ways that Marketers are advertising to children from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

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This Day in History

  • 1929 - William A. Burt patents the typographer in the U.S. which is a precursor to the typewriter
  • 1840 - The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union
  • 1885 - United States President Ulysses S. Grant dies of throat cancer
  • 1903 - The Ford Motor Company sells its first car
  • 1921 - The Communist Party of China (CPC) is formed
  • 1942 - The Treblinka extermination camp is opened during the Holocaust
  • 1961 - The Sandinista National Liberation Front is founded in Nicaragua
  • 1962 - The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos is signed
  • 1967 - Detroit, Michigan has one of the worst riots in US History with 43 people killed, 342 injured and approximately 1,4000 buildings burned
  • 1968 - An El Ai aircraft Boeing 707 on route from Rome, Italy to Lod, Israel with ten crew and 38 passengers is taken over by three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The plane was diverted to Algiers, and the hijacking ended after 40 days
  • 1972 - The U.S. launches Landsat 1, the first Earth resources satellite
  • 2015 - NASA announces discovery of Kepler-452b by Kepler
  • 2018 - Greece experience their deadliest wildfire in history when a wildfire in East Attica caused the death of 102 people

This Day in Music

  • 1955 - Maybellene, the first single of Chuck is released
  • 1983 - Synchronicity, the last album by The Police hits #1 in the US
  • 1984 - Vanessa Williams gives up her Miss America crown but in 1991 she releases her #1 hit Save the Best For Last (video below)
  • 1988 - Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul enters the US Albums chart at 184 and sixty four weeks later, it hits #1

This Day in Sports

  • 1827 - The first swimming school in the U.S. opens in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1925 - Lou Gehrig of the NY Yankee's hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Levity (noun)

1.  Lightness of manner or speech, frivolity.
2. The state or quality of being light, buoyancy.
3. (countable) A lighthearted or frivolous act.

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