Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for the 23rd of October 2019:
43rd calendar week, 296th day of the year
Still 69 days to the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Libra
Nameday: James, John, Oda, Severin
2018 - Chinese leader Xi Jinping opens a 55-kilometer bridge-tunnel system between Hong Kong and Guangdong province. The longest sea bridge in the world should have cost the equivalent of 15 billion euros.
2017 - A so-called Reich citizen is sentenced to life imprisonment by Nuremberg-Fürth District Court for murder. The 50-year-old shot and killed a police officer in October 2016.
2009 - The registry Denic expands the scope for the naming of the websites with the ending ".de". Single and double-digit domains such as «a.de» or «du.de» and pure numerical domains «123.de» are now also allowed.
2004 - For the first time in its 104-year history, the German Football Association (DFB) with Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder and Theo Zwanziger is led by a double top.
1999 - In one of the most spectacular processes of Italian post-war history of membership and cooperation with the mafia, the former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti is acquitted.
1989 - On the anniversary of the popular uprising of 1956, Hungary is the first Eastern bloc country to cancel the name "People's Republic" and henceforth call itself "Republic of Hungary".
1956 - With the adoption of the statute, 81 UN states found the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
1954 - The so-called Paris Agreements are signed. With them, the Occupation Statute for the Federal Republic of Germany is terminated and their accession to NATO and the Western European Union (WEU) is contractually agreed.
1689 - The English Parliament confirms the Bill of Rights, which was approved by Wilhelm III in February. had been adopted by the government of Orange and his wife Maria II.
1969 - Dolly Buster (50), Czech producer, actress, ex-porn actress
1969 - Falk Richter (50), German author («God is a DJ») and director
1969 - Christian Schwarzer (50), German handball player, world champion 2007, European champion 2004
1954 - Ang Lee (65), Taiwanese director (Oscars for "Brokeback Mountain" and "Life of Pi")
1954 - Uli Stein (65), German footballer, 512 Bundesliga matches as goalkeeper at Hamburger SV, Eintracht Frankfurt and Arminia Bielefeld
2002 - Marianne Hoppe, German stage and film actress ("Romance in Minor"), born. 1909
1984 - Oskar Werner, Austrian actor («Jules and Jim»), born. 1922