Friday May 23, 2014: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 5/23/2014, UK date format: 23/5/2014

May 23rd, 2014 was the 143rd day of the year 2014 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Gemini. The day of the week was Friday.

The number one song in US was All Of Me by John Legend.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, directed by Guy Ritchie, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2014 while Capital In The Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching La Malquerida. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Golem Arcana or Guns and Robots.

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, 2014 Events

What happened on May 23, 2014?

Historical Events

  • Sinai insurgency: Egyptian security forces claim that they have killed Shadi al-Menei (leader of Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis) and three other senior members during overnight fighting.
  • Egyptian security forces claim that Shadi al-Menei, leader of Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis and three other senior members were killed in overnight fighting.
  • Taliban insurgency.: Gunmen attack Afghanistan's Indian consulate in Herat Province.
  • Gunmen attacked the Indian consulate in Afghanistan's Herat Province.
  • Urumqi attack May 2014: Chinese media report that five Urumqi bombers "blew themselves up".
  • Chinese media reported that five of the Urumqi bombers "blew themselves up".
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What happened on May 23 in history? Find out the list of May 23rd major events

What was 2014 famous for? Discover everything about 2014


May 23, 2014 Famous Birthdays

Other May 23rd famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If May 23, 2014 is your birthday you are 9 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, 2014 Famous Deaths

Who died on May 23, 2014?

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, 2014 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

Horse chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Horse

Element: Wood

Horse personality

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Can the numbers in May 23, 2014 reveal something about your future ? Find out


May 23, 2014 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was May 23, 2014?

The day of the week was Friday.

May 23rd marks the 142nd day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2014.

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


May 23, 2014 Holidays and Observances

What is special on May 23, 2014?


  • 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, 2014? Which were the top hits on May 23, 2014?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - All Of Me
  2. - Happy
  3. - Fancy
  4. - Problem
  5. - Dark Horse

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - All Of Me
  2. - Happy
  3. - Fancy
  4. - Talk Dirty
  5. - Loyal

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Ain't It Fun
  2. - Pompeii
  3. - Best Day Of My Life
  4. - Team
  5. - Let Her Go

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Bailando
  2. - Odio
  3. - 6 AM
  4. - Propuesta Indecente
  5. - El Perdedor

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2014

Directed by: Alexander Payne

Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk

Country: United States of America

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Ryan Coogler

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand

Country: United States of America

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Peter Berg

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster

Country: United States of America

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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La Malquerida

La Malquerida

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Emilio Fernández



Release year: 2014

Directed by: Franck Khalfoun

Happy Valley

Happy Valley

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Amir Bar-Lev

Ek Hasina Thi

Ek Hasina Thi

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Sriram Raghavan

Killing Spree

Killing Spree

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Tim Ritter


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Capital In The Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

Capital In The Twenty-First Century


A New York Times #1 Bestseller An Amazon # 1 Bestseller A Wall Street Journal #1 Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller A Sunday Times Bestseller Winner of the Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the year AwardWinner of the …

Walking On Water by Richard Paul Evans

Walking On Water


After this New York Times Bestseller, the Walk series is over. Alan Christoffersen finally reaches his destination and begins a new life.

Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Midnight Crossroad


Sookie Stackhouse, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, is "back with a vengeance" with this new book (Tangled Web).

Unlucky 13 by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Unlucky 13


Lindsay Boxer, a San Francisco detective, is enjoying her new life as a mother. Things couldn't get better with a loving husband and a job she loves. Plus, her best friends can talk about everything from sex to crime.

Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

Heaven Is for Real


After life-saving surgery, a young boy returns home with amazing stories about his trip to heaven. Heaven Is for Real tells the story of the four year old son of a Nebraska pastor who, during emergency surgery, slips out of …

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on May 23rd, 2014 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?

Golem Arcana

Golem Arcana

Platform: Android, iOS

Genre: Miniature wargaming

Guns and Robots

Guns and Robots

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Online shooter

Basement Crawl

Basement Crawl

Platform: PlayStation 4

Genre: Action, 2.5D

Publisher: Bloober Team

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 PlayStation Vita Xbox 360 Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Action-adventure Role-playing

Publisher: Little Orbit

Endless Legend

Endless Legend

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: 4x, turn-based strategy

Publisher: Iceberg Interactive


May 23, 2014 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Last Quarter

The moon phase for May 23, 2014 is Last Quarter.

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $101.55
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $607.25
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $40.37
  • General Electric GE: opens at $26.55
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $185.84

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 101.95 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.086 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.8956 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.2363 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 138.97 JPY

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