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 Watch Out for the Automobile in 1966 directed by Eldar Ryazanov and A Raisin in the Sun in 1961 directed by Daniel Petrie.
But much more happened on May 23 over the years: find out below

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Watch Out for the Automobile

Watch Out for the Automobile

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Anatoliy Papanov

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Country: United States of America

Fury

Fury

Release year: 1936

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot

Country: United States of America

Duelle

Duelle

Release year: 1976

Directed by: Jacques Rivette

Starring: Juliet Berto, Bulle Ogier, Jean Babilée, Hermine Karagheuz

Hard Core Logo

Hard Core Logo

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Bruce McDonald

Starring: Hugh Dillon, Callum Keith Rennie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Bernie Coulson

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Historical Events

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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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Books

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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Alexander Hamilton

Year: 2004

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A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.In

Adrift by Steven Callahan

Adrift

Year: 1986

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Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six

The Girls From Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow

The Girls From Ames

Year: 2009

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The instant New York Times bestseller, now in paperback: a moving tribute to female friendships, with the inspiring story of eleven girls and the ten women they became, from the

The Blue Knight by Joseph Wambaugh

The Blue Knight

Year: 1972

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Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals.

You'Ll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again by Julia Phillips

You'Ll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again

Year: 1991

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Oscar-winning producer Julia Phillps's work on Taxi Driver, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and The Sting, made her famous. This is the memoir that made her infamous—a downfall chronicle of

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