May 23rd: What is special about this date?

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. Discover famous birthdays on May 23rd, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to May 23rd and what happened on May 23rd in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about May 23rd.


May 23rd: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On May 23rd there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Douglas Fairbanks
    Douglas Fairbanks (1883)

    American actor, known for his role as a hero film star in the '20s and '40s.

  • Joan Collins
    Joan Collins (1933)

    British actress and beautiful teen model.

  • Drew Carey
    Drew Carey (1958)

    American comedian, actor, and writer.

  • Rosemary Clooney
    Rosemary Clooney (1928)

    American singer and actress, who was likable, beautiful, and became a big hit in the 1950s.

  • Artie Shaw
    Artie Shaw (1910)

    American jazz clarinetist, composer, bandleader (born 1910).

  • Tom Tykwer
    Tom Tykwer (1965)

    German filmmaker producer screenwriter and composer.

  • Ulla Jacobsson
    Ulla Jacobsson (1929)

    Swedish actress, perhaps most well-known for her role as the only female speaker in the film zulu.

  • Deborah Adair
    Deborah Adair (1952)

    Actress (tracey dynasty and kate-day of our life).

  • Betty Garrett
    Betty Garrett (1919)

    American actress, who started her career in comedy with broadway musicals.

  • Barbara Barrie
    Barbara Barrie (1931)

    American actor and author.

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May 23rd: who died on this date?

On May 23rd the following celebrities died:

  • Roger Moore
    Roger Moore (2017)

    British actor.

  • Sterling Hayden
    Sterling Hayden (1986)

    American actor and author.

  • Anne Meara
    Anne Meara (2015)

    American actress, comedian and playwright (b. 1929).

  • Patrick Cargill
    Patrick Cargill (1996)

    Actor (up pompeii and magic christian), dies aged 77.

  • George Jessel
    George Jessel (1981)

    American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1898).

  • Moms Mabley
    Moms Mabley (1975)

    American comedian and actor (b. 1894).

  • Dorothy Hyson
    Dorothy Hyson (1996)

    Actress (spare a copper sing as we go), is killed at 81.

  • Nydia Westman
    Nydia Westman (1970)

    Actress (going my way young mr bobbins) dies at the age of 68.

  • John D. Rockefeller (1937)

    American business magnate and philanthropist, founder of the Standard Oil Company and one of the wealthiest people in history.

  • Kawena Pukui (1986)

    Kawena Pukui was a renowned Hawaiian linguist and ethnographer who made significant contributions to the preservation and understanding of...

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May 23rd: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On May 23rd, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Gemini according to the Western Zodiac.

Gemini zodiac sign

May 23rd: what is special about the Gemini sign?

The Gemini sign encompasses people born between May 21st and June 20th.

You can discover Gemini's personality traits and attitude and Gemini's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Gemini born in May discover why May born are so special.


May 23rd: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on May 23rd in history:

  • May 23, 1923: 1st flight of Sabena: Brussel-Lympne, Great Britain
  • May 23, 1926: Lebanese constitution is established under French mandate.
  • May 23, 1931: Whipsnade Zoo opens in Whipsnade Beds England
  • May 23, 1938: Temporarily frustrated by the Czechoslovak mobilization and international diplomatic unity in the face of German demands over the Sudetenland, Hitler orders the Foreign Office to assure the Czechoslovaks that he has no demands on their territory. The world at large mistakenly believes the crisis is averted.
  • May 23, 1939: Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed Professor at Conservatory of Leningrad
  • May 23, 1958: Mao Tse Tung starts "Great leap forward" movement in China.
  • May 23, 1971: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale.
  • May 23, 1974: Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • May 23, 1979: Kids Are All Right premieres
  • May 23, 1980: ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Neil Burton.
  • May 23, 2003: Dewey is the first deer to be cloned at Texas A&M University.
  • May 23, 2005: Channel 10, an Israeli television station broadcasts footage showing what it claims to be Israeli Defence Forces using a Palestinian teenager as a human shield in their battle against rock-throwers on the West Bank. The IDF refutes the claim.

What day of the year is May 23rd?

May 23rd marks the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 144th in case of leap years).

There are 222 days remaining until the end of the year.

May 23rd is the 23rd day of the month of May.