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Wednesday May 23, 1900: on this day

May 23, 1900 was the 143rd day of the year 1900, under the sign of Gemini and the day of the week was Wednesday.

Is May 23, 1900 a day special to you? If so you may like to discover what happened on that day, who was born and died on May 23, 1900, what holidays and observances are celebrated on May 23, 1900, which were the most popular songs (ex. A Bird in a Gilded Cage by Steve Porter), movies (e.g. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Parade, directed by ), TV series and books back then.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about May 23rd, 1900 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.

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What day of the week was May 23, 1900?

May 23, 1900 was a Wednesday and it was the 142nd day of the year 1900 in the Gregorian calendar.

May 23, 1900 can also be written as 5/23/1900 in the US and as 23/5/1900 in UK and Europe.


May 23, 1900: What happened on that day?

Here's what happened on May 23, 1900:

  • Associated Press News Service forms in New York.
  • American Civil War: Sergeant William Harvey Carney becomes the first African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for his heroism in the Assault on the Battery Wagner in 1863.

May 23, 1900: What were the magazines covers that day?

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Who was born on May 23, 1900?

Famous people born on May 23, 1900:

  • Hans Frank

    German Head of the Nazi Law Department, and Legal Counsel to Hitler.

  • Franz Neumann

Whose famous birthday is on May 23rd?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on May 23rd:

  • Jewel (singer)

    Jewel is an American singer-songwriter known for her folk and pop music, and for hits like 'Who Will Save Your Soul' and 'You Were Meant for...

  • Maxwell (musician)

    Maxwell is a Grammy Award-winning musician known for his soulful R&B music and hits like 'Pretty Wings' and 'Ascension.

  • Phil Selway

    Phil Selway is an English drummer best known as the longtime member of the band Radiohead.

  • Joan Collins
    Joan Collins

    British actress and beautiful teen model.

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May 23, 1900: How old are you if you were born on that day?

You are 123 years 6 months old,

or 1482 months and 8 days old,

or 6445 weeks and 2 days old,

or 45117 days old,

if you were born on May 23, 1900.

Enjoy a trip down memory lane: discover what the world looked like when you turned 18 years old, 30 years old, 40 years old

How many days until your next birthday if you were born on May 23, 1900?

There are 174 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Thursday May 23rd 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on May 23, 1900?

You belong to the Lost Generation if you were born on May 23, 1900.


May 23, 1900: What famous people died on that day?

What famous deaths happened on May 23rd?

Famous deaths on May 23rd:

  • Heinrich Himmler

    German head of Gestapo police in Germany, the architect of the Holocaust and concentration camps.

  • Bonnie Parker

    Police ambush kills Outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde).

  • Clyde Barrow

    American professional criminal, well-known for his bank robberies and Bonnie.

  • Giovanni Falcone

    An Italian judge, whose anti-mafia position was well-known.

See more famous people and celebrities who died on May 23rd


May 23, 1900: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for May 23, 1900 is Gemini.

Gemini is the 3rd sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between May 21st and June 20th belong to the Gemini sign: discover Gemini personality and who should a Gemini marry.

Babies born in May are either Taurus or Gemini. People born before May 20th are Taurus, while people born from May 21st have the sign of Gemini.

Discover the personality of May born.

May 23, 1900: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

Rat chinese zodiac sign

The Chinese Zodiac sign for May 23, 1900 is Rat and the associated element is Metal.

Discover the Rat personality and how the Metal Element might affect a person's traits and compatibility with other signs according to the Chinese zodiac.


May 23, 1900: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?

Holidays on May 23, 1900:

  • World Turtle Day
  • Discordianism: Day of Disunity
  • Bahá'f Faith: Declaration of the Báb

Observances on May 23, 1900:

  • International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Saints celebrated on May 23, 1900:

  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
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May 23, 1900: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on May 23, 1900 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week May 21st and May 27th. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).

May 23, 1900: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on May 23, 1900 was A Bird in a Gilded Cage by Steve Porter, according to the music chart for the week May 21st and May 27th.

May 23, 1900: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on May 23, 1900 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week May 21st and May 27th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - A Bird in a Gilded Cage
  2. - Good-Bye, Dolly Gray

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May 23, 1900: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on May 23, 1900 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Parade

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Parade

Release year: 1900

May Day Parade

May Day Parade

Release year: 1900

After Dark in Central Park

After Dark in Central Park

Release year: 1900



Release year: 1900

X Rays

X Rays

Release year: 1900

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on May 23rd, 1900 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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May 23, 1900: What was the lunar phase on that day?

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The lunar phase on May 23, 1900 was Last Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on May 23, 1900 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on May 23, 1900 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 18% full, rising at 01:11 am and setting at 03:04 pm.

The previous full moon was on May 14, 1900 while the next full moon would come on Jun 13, 1900.


Who was the US President on May 23, 1900?

On May 23, 1900 the US President was William McKinley (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 23, 1900?

On May 23, 1900 the UK Prime Minister was Robert Gascoyne-Cecil (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 23, 1900?

On May 23, 1900 the Pope was Leo XIII.


What is special about May 23rd?

May 23rd refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 23rd day of the month of May. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on May 23rd, such as:

  • 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),

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What happened in 1900?

1900 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • General French relieves Kimberley / Cecil Rhodes
  • Diamond workers in Amsterdam strike
  • British troops over run Johannesburg
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What was the calendar for May 1900?

May 1900 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with May being the 5th month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

Discover how May 1900 calendar looked like.

Wednesday May 23, 1900