May 23

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on May 23. From 1900 until now. May 23 is under the sign of Gemini. Famous birthdays on this day include Joan Collins (1933), Jewel (singer) (1974) and Gayatri Devi (1919). Several movies were released around May 23 over the years, such as Batman Begins in 2005 directed by Christopher Nolan and The Asphalt Jungle in 1950 directed by John Huston.
But much more happened on May 23 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around May 23 over the years?
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Batman Begins

Batman Begins

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Country: United States of America

The Asphalt Jungle

The Asphalt Jungle

Release year: 1950

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore

Country: United States of America

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

Release year: 1935

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle

Country: United States of America

The Goonies

The Goonies

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman

Country: United States of America

Winchester '73

Winchester '73

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 23?


Holidays

  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
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Events

  • 2019 Syrian Civil War, Northwestern Syria offensive (April 2019–present): Sky News journalist Alex Crawford and her media team are fired on by Syrian Army tanks in the Tahrir al-Sham-held village of Hbit, Idlib Governorate, while covering the fighting there. Their guide, Bilal Abdul Kareem, is injured by shrapnel to his chest. (The Guardian)
  • 2018 Transport in Iran: Iranian truck owners and drivers start striking in seven provinces to protest poor working conditions. (VOA) (The Washington Post)
  • 2017 Campaigning in the United Kingdom general election is suspended after the bombing at the Manchester Arena. The death toll is 22 with 59 injured. ISIL claims responsibility. Singer and actress Ariana Grande suspends her Dangerous Woman Tour. (AP), (BBC), (CNN)
  • 2016 Syrian Civil War: Reuters reports nearly 150 people are killed and at least 200 wounded in a series of car bomb and suicide attacks in the Syrian cities of Jableh and Tartus in government-controlled territory that hosts Russian military bases. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group claims responsibility. (Al Jazeera) (USA Today) (Reuters)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 23 over the years?


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Books

Which were the most popular books released around May 23 over the years?
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The Breaking Wave by Nevil Shute

The Breaking Wave

Year: 1955

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The Breaking Wave is one of Nevil Shute’s most poignant and psychologically suspenseful novels, set in the years just after World War II.Sidelined

The Enemy Within by L. Ron Hubbard

The Enemy Within

Year: 1986

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Earthlings: Beware! Do you know who your enemies are? Your neighbor? Your boss? Your butcher? Your wife? Only the Voltarians know for sure.

No Middle Name by Lee Child

No Middle Name

Year: 2017

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Get ready for the ultimate Jack Reacher experience: a thrilling new novella and eleven previously published stories, together for the first time in one pulse-pounding collection from Lee Child.

Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk

Pygmy

Year: 2009

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A gang of adolescent terrorists, a spelling bee, and a terrible plan masquerading as a science project: This is Operation Havoc. Pygmy

Report From Engine Co. 82 by Dennis Smith

Report From Engine Co. 82

Year: 1972

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From his bawdy and brave fellow firefighters to the hopeful, hateful, beautiful and beleaguered residents of the poverty-stricken district where he works, Dennis Smith tells the story of a brutalising yet

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