Thursday May 23, 2013: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 5/23/2013, UK date format: 23/5/2013

May 23rd, 2013 was the 143rd day of the year 2013 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Gemini. The day of the week was Thursday.

The number one song in US was Can't Hold Us by Macklemore.

Winter's Tale, directed by Akiva Goldsman, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2013 while Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Blood Ties. If you liked videogames you were probably playing BioShock Infinite or Blood of the Werewolf.

The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Books | Videogames

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May 23, 2013 Events

What happened on May 23, 2013?

Historical Events

  • Syrian Civil War: Friends of Syria ask Iran and Hezbollah, its Lebanese ally, to withdraw from Syrian territory.
  • Friends of Syria urges Iran and Hezbollah, its Lebanese ally, to leave Syria.
  • The fourth night of riots continues in the suburbs surrounding Stockholm, a Swedish capital that is heavily populated with immigrants and unrest.
  • Medea Benjamin from Code Pink condemns Barack Obama’s use of drones during Obama’s speech outlining U.S. Drone Policy.
  • Two suicide bombers attack northern Niger towns of Agadez & Arlit, killing 21 people and injuring ten others in a gun battle between Islamist fighters and soldiers.
  • Boy Scouts of America voted to allow gay youth to join their ranks.
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What happened on May 23 in history? Find out the list of May 23rd major events

What was 2013 famous for? Discover everything about 2013


May 23, 2013 Famous Birthdays

Other May 23rd famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If May 23, 2013 is your birthday you are 10 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on May 23.

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May 23, 2013 Famous Deaths

Who died on May 23, 2013?

Other May 23rd famous deaths

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

  • Police ambush kills Outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde).

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

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

See all famous people who died on May 23rd


May 23, 2013 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Gemini personality

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

Personality of May born

Chinese Zodiac

Snake chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Snake

Element: Water

Snake personality

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Can the numbers in May 23, 2013 reveal something about your future ? Find out


May 23, 2013 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was May 23, 2013?

The day of the week was Thursday.

May 23rd marks the 142nd day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2013.

There are 222 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


May 23, 2013 Holidays and Observances

What is special on May 23, 2013?


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


  • International Day to End Obstetric Fistula


  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
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Music charts

What was the number one song on May 23, 2013? Which were the top hits on May 23, 2013?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Can't Hold Us
  2. - Just Give Me A Reason
  3. - Mirrors
  4. - When I Was Your Man
  5. - Stay

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Can't Hold Us
  2. - Thrift Shop
  3. - Started From The Bottom
  4. - Suit & Tie
  5. - Power Trip

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Radioactive
  2. - My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)
  3. - Ho Hey
  4. - Sail
  5. - Carry On

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Vivir Mi Vida
  2. - Limbo
  3. - Zumba
  4. - Te Amo (Para Siempre)
  5. - Como Le Gusta A Tu Cuerpo

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Winter's Tale

Winter's Tale

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Akiva Goldsman

Starring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly

Country: United States of America

Bullet to the Head

Bullet to the Head

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater, Sung Kang

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2013

Directed by: Brian Helgeland

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni

Country: United States of America

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Release year: 2013

Directed by: David Lowery

Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Ben Foster, Keith Carradine, Nate Parker, Rami Malek

Country: United States of America

We Are What We Are

We Are What We Are

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Jim Mickle

Starring: Julia   Garner, Odeya Rush, Kelly McGillis, Michael Parks

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Blood Ties

Blood Ties

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Guillaume Canet

Max Steel

Max Steel

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Stewart Hendler

Monsters vs. Aliens

Monsters vs. Aliens

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Conrad Vernon

The Mimic

The Mimic

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Jung Huh

The Fosters

The Fosters

Release year: 2013

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

Dead Ever After



A Step Of Faith by Richard Paul Evans

A Step Of Faith


After reading The Road to Grace, Richard Paul Evans's hero Alan Christoffersen is faced with a life-changing challenge on his path to grace.

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

Safe Haven


A young, mysterious woman called Katie suddenly appears in Southport, North Carolina. This raises questions about Katie's past. Katie is beautiful and self-effacing but she seems determined not to form personal ties. However, two events lead Katie into two unlikely …

Cooked by Michael Pollan



Michael Pollan's Cooked explores previously unexplored territory in his own kitchen. He discovers how the four classic elements of fire, water, air and earth can transform food.

A Delicate Truth by John le Carré

A Delicate Truth


A counter-terrorist operation code-named Wildlife is being mounted against the British crown colony Gibraltar. Its purpose is to capture and abduct an important jihadist arms buyer.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on May 23rd, 2013 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 OS X Linux

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: 2K Games

Blood of the Werewolf

Blood of the Werewolf

Platform: Windows, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade

Genre: Platform, action

Publisher: Scientifically Proven

A Dark Room

A Dark Room

Platform: Internet browser; iOS

Genre: Online text-based role-playing game

Publisher: Doublespeak Games

Dragon's Prophet

Dragon's Prophet

Platform: Microsoft Windows


Publisher: NA Daybreak Game Company; EU Infernum Productions; JP Aeria Games

Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls

Platform: PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4

Genre: Interactive drama, action-adventure

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment


May 23, 2013 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Full Moon

The moon phase for May 23, 2013 is Full Moon.

See Moon rising and setting times on May 23, 2013


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $91.70
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $435.95
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $34.23
  • General Electric GE: opens at $23.52
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $205.48

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 101.99 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.0302 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.9688 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.134 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 131.89 JPY

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