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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 23?


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

Top #1 songs in the USA

Top #1 Rock songs


Which were the most popular books released around May 23 over the years?
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The Ladies Of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough

The Ladies Of Missalonghi

Year: 1987


Sometimes fairy toles can come true-even for plain,shy spinsters like Missy Wright. Neither as pretty as cousin Alicianor as domineering as mother Drusilla, she seems doomed to aquiet life of

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

The Devil Wears Prada

Year: 2003


A delightfully dishy novel about the all-time most impossible boss in the history of impossible bosses and the basis for the major motion picture starring Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep.

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

The Alienist

Year: 1994


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A TNT ORIGINAL SERIES“A first-rate tale of crime and punishment that will keep readers guessing until the final pages.”—Entertainment

The Courage To Change by Dennis Wholey

The Courage To Change

Year: 1985


Stories of celebrities who have battled with alcoholism, collected by the commentator of PBS's "LateNight America," are augmented by advice from alcohol experts

Legacies by Bette Bao Lord


Year: 1990


Urgent and timeless, Legacies brings us closer than we have ever been to penetrating the great conundrum of China m the twentieth century.

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