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May 23rd is the 143rd day of the year (144th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 222 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about May 23rd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 23rd
1707 Carolus Linnaeus (scientist, "Father of Taxonomy")
1875 Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. (businessman - General Motors)
1883 Douglas Fairbanks (actor)
1926 Joe Slovo (South African politician)
1928 Nigel Davenport (actor)
1933 Joan Collins (actress)
1934 Robert Moog (synthesizer pioneer)
1955 Thereza Bazar (singer - Dollar)
1958 Drew Carey (comedian, actor)
1965 Melissa McBride (actress)
1971 George Osborne (British politician)
1974 Jewel (singer)
May 23rd in History
1568 The Netherlands declares independence from Spain.
1788 South Carolina is the 8th state to ratify the US Constitution.
1873 Canadian Parliament establishes the North West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
1911 New York Public Library dedicated.
1915 Italy enters World War I on the Allied side by declaring war on Austria-Hungary.
1934 Bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are ambushed by police and killed.
1949 Federal Republic of Germany established.
1995 First version of the Java programming language released.
1998 The Good Friday Agreement is endorsed by separate referenda in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
May 23rd is also
Declaration of Bab (Bahai faith)
People born on May 23rd are Gemini
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