Thursday May 23, 2013: on this day

About May 23rd, 2013, in brief:

  • Historical events: Syrian Civil War: Friends of Syria ask Iran and Hezbollah, its Lebanese ally, to withdraw from Syrian territory.
  • Day of the week: May 23rd, 2013 was a Thursday
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini (in western zodiac), Snake (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Douglas Fairbanks, Joan Collins
  • Moon Phase: Full Moon
  • #1 US song: Can't Hold Us by Macklemore
  • Popular movie: Winter's Tale directed by Akiva Goldsman

More about May 23rd, 2013? See below for more news and curiosities on May 23rd, 2013.


What day of the week was May 23, 2013?

May 23, 2013 was a Thursday and it was the 143rd day of the year 2013 in the Gregorian calendar.

May 23, 2013 can also be written as 5/23/2013 in the US and as 23/5/2013 in UK and Europe.


May 23, 2013: What happened on that day?

Here's what happened on May 23, 2013:

  • 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.
  • Ford motor company has announced the closing of its australian manufacturing operations, including a factory in broadmeadows for cars and an engine plant at geelong. this will result in the loss of 1,200 jobs.
  • In an accident on a road in odisha, eastern india, five people were killed and 38 others were injured.
  • In mount vernon, washington, the interstate 5 bridge that crosses the skagit river, collapses, leaving vehicles in the river. however, there were no fatalities. (komo news), (cbc news canada),
  • Montreal's population is advised to boil their water before drinking, as sediments may be present in the water supply of major water treatment plants.
  • Two people died from a cluster of strange and severe respiratory diseases that struck southeast alabama. it was caused by the common cold, mostly the rhinovirus and seasonal influenza a.
  • Ban ki-moon is the secretary-general of the united nations and he visits the democratic republic of the congo, as fighting continues in the eastern city of goma.
  • Yesterday's attack on london was confirmed to have killed a british soldier. he is drummer lee rigby of 2nd battalion, royal regiment of fusiliers.
  • Abdul-baki todashev is the father of ibragim todashev. he had confessed to tamerlan tsarnaev in orlando, florida to having worked with him in april 2013. later, he attacked an agent with his knife while being questioned.
  • A freeway bridge carrying interstate 5 over the skagit river collapses in mount vernon, washington.

May 23, 2013: What were the magazines covers that day?

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May 23, 2013: What were the stock market quotes and exchange rates that day?

Stock market quotes on May 23, 2013:

  • 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 on May 23, 2013:

  • 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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May 23, 2013: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for May 23rd 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.

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May 23, 2013: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for May 23, 2013 is Snake and the associated element is Water.

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May 23, 2013: What was the moon phase on that day?

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The moon phase on May 23, 2013 was Full Moon.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on May 23, 2013 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, 2013 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 99% full, rising at 06:41 pm and setting at 05:01 am.

The previous full moon was on Apr 25, 2013 while the next full moon would come on May 25, 2013.

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Who was born on May 23, 2013?

Whose famous birthday is on May 23rd?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on May 23rd:

  • Douglas Fairbanks
    Douglas Fairbanks

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

  • Joan Collins
    Joan Collins

    British actress and beautiful teen model.

  • Drew Carey
    Drew Carey

    American comedian, actor, and writer.

  • Rosemary Clooney
    Rosemary Clooney

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

  • Artie Shaw
    Artie Shaw

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

  • Tom Tykwer
    Tom Tykwer

    German filmmaker producer screenwriter and composer.

  • Deborah Adair
    Deborah Adair

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

  • Ulla Jacobsson
    Ulla Jacobsson

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

  • Betty Garrett
    Betty Garrett

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

  • Barbara Barrie
    Barbara Barrie

    American actor and author.

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How old is someone born on May 23, 2013?

Someone born on May 23, 2013 is:

11 years and 27 days old,

or 132 months and 27 days old,

or 577 weeks and 6 days old,

or 4045 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on May 23, 2013?

There are 338 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Friday May 23rd 2025.

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What generation do you belong to if you were born on May 23, 2013?

You belong to the Gen Alpha generation if you were born on May 23, 2013.

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May 23, 2013: What famous people died on that day?

Famous people died on May 23, 2013:

  • Georges Moustaki

    French singer-songwriter, greek descent, who is best known for his simple lyrics, poetic rhythm and composition of romantic songs.

  • Flynn Robinson

    American basketball pro-basketball player, since 1966.

  • Hazel Hawke

    Australian social worker and pianist, 23rd spouse of the prime minister of australia (d. 2013).

  • Epy Guerrero

    Dominican baseball player, coach, and scout (b. 1942).

  • Hayri Kozakçıoğlu

    Turkish police officer and politician, 15th governor of istanbul province (b. 1938).

  • Maurizio d'Assia
  • Michel Crozier
  • Livio Bacchi Wilcock
  • William Demby

What famous deaths happened on May 23rd?

Famous deaths on May 23rd:

  • Roger Moore
    Roger Moore

    British actor.

  • Sterling Hayden
    Sterling Hayden

    American actor and author.

  • Anne Meara
    Anne Meara

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

  • Moms Mabley
    Moms Mabley

    American comedian and actor (b. 1894).

  • Patrick Cargill
    Patrick Cargill

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

  • George Jessel
    George Jessel

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

  • Nydia Westman
    Nydia Westman

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

  • Dorothy Hyson
    Dorothy Hyson

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

  • John D. Rockefeller

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

  • Kawena Pukui

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

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May 23, 2013: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?

Holidays on May 23, 2013:

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

Observances on May 23, 2013:

  • International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Saints celebrated on May 23, 2013:

  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
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May 23, 2013: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on May 23, 2013 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week May 20th and May 26th. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).

May 23, 2013: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on May 23, 2013 was Can't Hold Us by Macklemore, according to the music chart for the week May 20th and May 26th.

May 23, 2013: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on May 23, 2013 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week May 20th and May 26th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

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

May 23, 2013: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on May 23, 2013 was Can't Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton, according to the R&B music chart for the week May 20th and May 26th.

May 23, 2013: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on May 23, 2013 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week May 20th and May 26th. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

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

May 23, 2013: What was the number 1 Latin song on that day?

The number 1 Latin song on May 23, 2013 was Vivir Mi Vida by Marc Anthony, according to the Latin music chart for the week May 20th and May 26th.

May 23, 2013: What was the Latin music chart on that day?

The Latin music chart on May 23, 2013 is the list of the most popular Latin songs for the week May 20th and May 26th. It included the following 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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May 23, 2013: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on May 23, 2013 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:

Blood Ties

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Guillaume Canet

Max Steel

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Stewart Hendler

Monsters vs. Aliens

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Conrad Vernon

The Mimic

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Jung Huh

The Fosters

The Fosters

Release year: 2013

Country: United States of America

May 23, 2013: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on May 23, 2013 were those that achieved widespread recognition and player engagement close to that day, including:

BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 OS X Linux

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: 2K Games

Covenant of Solitude

Covenant of Solitude

Platform: Google Android, iOS

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Kemco[1][2]

Dysfunctional Systems

Dysfunctional Systems

Platform: Microsoft Windows/Mac OS/Linux/iOS[1]

Genre: Visual novel

Publisher: Dischan Media

Lego Legends of Chima Online

Lego Legends of Chima Online

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X, iOS

Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Breach & Clear

Breach & Clear

Platform: Android; iOS; Microsoft Windows; OS X; PlayStation Vita; Linux

Genre: Turn-based strategy, action role-playing

Publisher: Gun Media; Gambitious Digital Entertainment (PC, from 2015); Devolver Digital (PC, from 2015); Limited Run Games (PSV retail)


Who was the US President on May 23, 2013?

On May 23, 2013 the US President was Barack Obama (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 23, 2013?

On May 23, 2013 the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 23, 2013?

On May 23, 2013 the Pope was Francis.


Back in 2013


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 2013?

2013 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • Syrian civil war: There are violent clashes near Aleppo International Airport, in the Battle of Aleppo in Syria. Unconfirmed reports suggest that it has been temporarily shut down.
  • Gunmen ambush a van carrying workers from a Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial, Pakistan, to kill five female teachers as well as two others in North-West Pakistan War:
  • Five female teachers were killed and two others were injured in an attack on a van that was carrying workers to their jobs at a Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial, Pakistan.

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What was the calendar for May 2013?

May 2013 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.

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