May 23: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

May 23rd marks the 143rd day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 144th in case of leap years). There are 222 days remaining until the end of the year. People born on this day are under the sign of Gemini. Famous birthdays on this day include Joan Collins (1933), Jewel (singer) (1974) and Geneva (Switzerland) (1919). Holidays and observances around the world include: International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.
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Which were the most popular Movies released around May 23 over the years?
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Directed by: Woody Allen

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Fake Profile

Release year: 2023

Directed by: Nandha Periyasamy



Release year: 2023

Directed by: Robert Greene

As the Crow Flies

As the Crow Flies

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Jacob P. LaGuardia

Going Home

Going Home

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Herbert B. Leonard


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 is shot by tanks of the Syrian Army in Hbit, Idlib Governorate. They are covering the fighting. Their guide Bilal Abdul Kareem is badly injured from shrapnel to the chest.
  • 2018 Transport in Iran: Truck owners and drivers from Iran start striking in seven provinces in protest at poor working conditions.
  • 2017 After the Manchester Arena bombing, campaigning for the United Kingdom general elections is suspended. 22 people have been killed and 59 others were injured. ISIL claims responsibility. Ariana Grande, singer and actress, suspends Dangerous Woman Tour. (AP), (BBC),
  • 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 claim responsibility.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 23 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2017 - Despacito
  • 2016 - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  • 2015 - See You Again
  • 2014 - All Of Me
  • 2013 - Can't Hold Us
  • 2012 - Somebody That I Used To Know
  • 2011 - Rolling In The Deep
  • 2010 - OMG
  • 2009 - Boom Boom Powyoutube
  • 2008 - Take A Bow
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2017 - Believer
  • 2016 - Stressed Out
  • 2015 - Shut Up And Dance
  • 2014 - Ain't It Fun
  • 2013 - Radioactive
  • 2012 - Burn It Down
  • 2011 - Rope
  • 2010 - Between The Lines


Which were the most popular books released around May 23 over the years?
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A Stranger In The Mirror by Sidney Sheldon

A Stranger In The Mirror

Year: 1976


LONELY MAN. Toby Temple is both a super star, and a super bastard. He is loved by his fans but plagued with suspicion and distrust.

I Say A Little Prayer by E. Lynn Harris

I Say A Little Prayer

Year: 2006


USA Today, Washington Post, New York Times BestsellerChauncey Grier, the suave, successful owner of Cute Boy Greeting Card Company never fails to attract the attention of men just like her.

Underboss by Peter Maas


Year: 1997


Sammy the Bull Gravano was the most powerful member of the American Mafia to be defeated. Peter Maas tells Gravano's tale and takes us into the Cosa Nustra's secret underground, where power, greed, betrayal and deception lurk.

Boswell'S London Journal by Frederick A. Pottle

Boswell'S London Journal

Year: 1951


James Boswell was twenty-two when he left Edinburgh for London in 1762. He kept a journal for nine months, which is a detailed account of his interactions with the people he met.

The Fate Of The Earth by Jonathan Schell

The Fate Of The Earth

Year: 1982


These two books, now combined into one volume, helped to focus national attention in 1980s on the movement towards a nuclear freeze.

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