Today Day in History for May 23

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Historical Events on 23th May, What Happened on May 23th This Day in History

2013:The Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River collapses in Mount Vernon, Washington.
2012:Adam Lambert becomes the first openly gay musician to debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Charts, with his album Trespassing.
2010:Jamaican police begin a manhunt for drug lord Christopher Coke, after the United States requested his extradition, leading to three days of violence during which at least 73 bystanders are killed.
2008:The International Court of Justice (ICJ) awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca (Pulau Batu Puteh) to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute between the two countries.
2006:Alaskan stratovolcano Mount Cleveland erupts.
2004:Part of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport's Terminal 2E collapses, killing four people and injuring three others.
2002:The "55 parties" clause of the Kyoto Protocol is reached after its ratification by Iceland.
1998:The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland with 75% voting yes.
1995:The first version of the Java programming language is released.
1992:Italy's most prominent anti-mafia judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife and three body guards are killed by the Corleonesi clan with a half-ton bomb near Capaci, Sicily. His friend and colleague Paolo Borsellino will be assassinated less than 2 months later, m
1967:Egypt closes the Straits of Tiran and blockades the port of Eilat at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba to Israeli shipping.
1958:Explorer 1 ceases transmission.
1951:Tibetans sign the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet with China.
1949:The Federal Republic of Germany is established and the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany is proclaimed.
1948:Thomas C. Wasson, the US Consul-General, is assassinated in Jerusalem, Israel.
1945:World War II: The Flensburg Government under Reichspräsident Karl Dönitz is dissolved when its members are captured and arrested by British forces at Flensburg in Northern Germany.
1945:World War II: Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Schutzstaffel, commits suicide while in Allied custody.
1939:The U.S. Navy submarine USS Squalus sinks off the coast of New Hampshire during a test dive, causing the death of 24 sailors and two civilian technicians. The remaining 32 sailors and one civilian naval architect are rescued the following day.
1934:The Auto-Lite strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melée between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers.
1934:The American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana.
1932:In Brazil, four students are shot and killed during a manifestation against the Brazilian dictator Getúlio Vargas, which occurred in the city of São Paulo. Their names and surnames were used to form the MMDC, a revolutionary group that would act against t
1915:World War I: Italy joins the Allies after they declare war on Austria-Hungary.
1911:The New York Public Library is dedicated.
1907:The unicameral Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.
1900:American Civil War: Sergeant William Harvey Carney is awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism in the Assault on the Battery Wagner in 1863.
1873:The Canadian Parliament establishes the North-West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
1846:Mexican–American War: President Mariano Paredes of Mexico unofficially declares war on the United States.
1844:Declaration of the Báb: a merchant of Shiraz announces that he is a Prophet and founds a religious movement that would later be brutally crushed by the Persian government. He is considered to be a forerunner of the Bahá'í Faith, and Bahá'ís celebrate the
1829:Accordion patent granted to Cyrill Demian in Vienna, Austrian Empire.
1793:Battle of Famars during the Flanders Campaign of the War of the First Coalition.
1788:South Carolina ratifies the United States Constitution as the 8th American state.
1706:Battle of Ramillies: John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, defeats a French army under Marshal François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi.
1701:After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London, England.
1618:The Second Defenestration of Prague precipitates the Thirty Years' War.
1609:Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia takes place.
1568:The Netherlands declare their independence from Spain.
1568:Dutch rebels led by Louis of Nassau, defeat Jean de Ligne, Duke of Arenberg, and his loyalist troops in the Battle of Heiligerlee, opening the Eighty Years' War.
1533:The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon is declared null and void.
1498:Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake in Florence, Italy.
1430:Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne.
844:Battle of Clavijo: The Apostle Saint James the Greater is said to have miraculously appeared to a force of outnumbered Asturians and aided them against the forces of the Emir of Cordoba.

May 23 Birthdays, Who born on May 23th


1992 Olesia Karmi (Finnish figure skater)
1992 Asenate Manoa (Fijian-Tuvaluan runner)
1991 Sarah Jarosz (American singer-songwriter and mandolin player)
1991 Lena Meyer-Landrut (German singer-songwriter)
1990 Kristína Kučová (Slovak tennis player)
1990 Oliver Venno (Estonian volleyball player)
1989 Ezequiel Schelotto (Italian footballer)
1988 Danny de Jong (Dutch actor)
1988 Lorenzo De Silvestri (Italian footballer)
1988 Vaness del Moral (Filipino actress and dancer)
1988 Morgan Pressel (American golfer)
1987 Gracie Otto (Australian actress)
1987 Windham Rotunda (American wrestler)
1986 Alexei Sitnikov (Russian-Azerbaijani figure skater)
1986 Ruben Zadkovich (Australian footballer)
1985 Kanyeria (Kenyan songwriter and producer)
1985 Shafiq Chitou (Beninese boxer)
1985 Sekou Cissé (Ivorian footballer)
1985 Sebastián Fernández (Uruguayan footballer)
1985 Wim Stroetinga (Dutch cyclist)
1985 Ross Wallace (Scottish footballer)
1984 Hugo Almeida (Portuguese footballer)
1984 Sam Milby (American-Filipino actor and singer)
1984 Adam Wylie (American actor and singer)
1983 Josh Pace (American basketball player)
1983 Heidi Range (English singer-songwriter (Sugababes and Atomic Kitten))
1983 Alex Shelley (American wrestler)
1982 Cyrill Gloor (Swiss footballer)
1982 Malene Mortensen (Danish singer)
1982 Tristan Prettyman (American singer-songwriter and guitarist)
1981 Pierre Lapointe (Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player)
1981 Tim Robinson (American actor)
1981 Gwenno Saunders (Welsh singer)
1980 Gary Brackett (American football player)
1980 Lane Garrison (American actor)
1980 Theofanis Gekas (Greek footballer)
1979 Rasual Butler (American basketball player)
1979 Brian Campbell (Canadian ice hockey player)
1979 Martin Giroux (Canadian singer)
1979 Kirk Saarloos (American baseball player)
1978 Mike Gonzalez (American baseball player)
1978 Carolyn Moos (American basketball player)
1978 Scott Raynor (American drummer (blink-182))
1977 Ilia Kulik (Russian figure skater)
1977 Annabel Kosten (Dutch swimmer)
1976 Ricardinho (Brazilian footballer and manager)
1976 Kelly Monaco (American model and actress)
1976 Antônio Naelson (Brazilian-Mexican footballer)
1975 Wafah Dufour (American singer-songwriter)
1975 Kim Sung-soo (South Korean actor and singer)
1974 Jewel (American singer-songwriter)
1974 Ken Jennings (American computer scientist and author)
1974 Mónica Naranjo (Spanish singer)
1974 Charlie Young (Taiwanese-Hong Kong actress and singer)
1973 Klaus Ambrosch (Austrian decathlete)
1973 Maxwell (American singer-songwriter and producer)
1973 Juan José Padilla (Spanish bullfighter)
1973 Mirjam Sterk (Dutch minister and politician)
1973 Ron Trent (American DJ and producer)
1972 Rubens Barrichello (Brazilian race car driver)
1971 Laurel Holloman (American actress)
1971 George Osborne (English politician)
1970 Yigal Amir (Israeli assassin of Yitzhak Rabin)
1970 Nanette Burstein (American director)
1970 Matt Flynn (American drummer and producer (Maroon 5))
1970 Bryan Herta (American race car driver)
1969 Mindi Abair (American saxophonist)
1968 Guinevere Turner (American actress and screenwriter)
1967 Luis Roberto Alves (Mexican footballer)
1967 Anna Ibrisagic (Swedish politician)
1967 Philip Selway (English drummer and songwriter (Radiohead))
1966 Ernst-Paul Hasselbach (Dutch television host and producer (d. 2008))
1966 Graeme Hick (Zimbabwean-English cricketer)
1966 Gary Roberts (Canadian ice hockey player)
1966 Heidi Rohi (Estonian fencer)
1965 Charlie Hayes (American baseball player)
1965 Melissa McBride (American actress and casting director)
1965 Woorkeri Raman (Indian cricketer and coach)
1965 Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo (Spanish footballer)
1965 Athanasios Skourtopoulos (Greek basketball player and coach)
1965 Tom Tykwer (German director)
1964 Ruth Metzler (Swiss politician)
1963 Wally Dallenbach (Jr.)
1961 Karen Duffy (American model and actress)
1960 Linden Ashby (American actor and martial artist)
1959 Ryuta Kawashima (Japanese neuroscientist)
1959 Marcella Mesker (Dutch tennis player)
1959 Bob Mortimer (English comedian and actor)
1958 Mitch Albom (American journalist)
1958 Drew Carey (American actor and game show host)
1958 Lea DeLaria (American actress and comedian)
1958 Serge Dupire (Canadian actor)
1958 François Feldman (French singer-songwriter)
1958 Frank Jelinski (German racing driver)
1957 Mark Arnold (American actor)
1957 Jimmy McShane (Irish singer (Baltimora) (d. 1995))
1956 Ursula Plassnik (Austrian politician)
1956 Mark Shaw (New Zealand rugby player)
1956 Buck Showalter (American baseball player)
1956 Andrea Pazienza (Italian illustrator and painter (d. 1988))
1956 Albert Voorn (Dutch horse rider)
1955 Luka Bloom (Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist)
1954 Marvelous Marvin Hagler (American boxer)
1954 Hans Kruize (Dutch field hockey player)
1953 Dick Stellingwerf (Dutch politician)
1952 Anne-Marie David (French singer)
1951 Anatoly Karpov (Russian chess player)
1951 Antonis Samaras (Greek economist and politician)
1950 Bruce Hay (Scottish rugby player (d. 2007))
1950 Martin McGuinness (Irish politician)
1949 Daniel DiNardo (American cardinal)
1949 Alan García (Peruvian lawyer and politician)
1948 Myriam Boyer (French actress)
1948 Reggie Cleveland (Canadian-American baseball player)
1947 Bernard Comrie (English-American linguist)
1947 Ann Hui (Hong Kong actress)
1947 Jane Kenyon (American poet (d. 1995))
1946 Frederik de Groot (Dutch actor)
1946 H. Paul Shuch (American scientist and engineer)
1945 Padmarajan (Indian director)
1945 Lauren Chapin (American actress)
1944 John Newcombe (Australian tennis player)
1943 General Johnson (American singer-songwriter and producer (Chairmen of the Board and The Showmen) (d. 2010))
1943 Vicky Moscholiou (Greek singer (d. 2005))
1943 Alan Walden (American businessman and manager)
1942 Zalman King (American director)
1942 Gabriel Liiceanu (Romanian philosopher)
1942 Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao (Indian director)
1940 Giles Gordon (Scottish author and agent (d. 2003))
1940 Levan Moseshvili (Georgian basketball player and coach)
1939 Michel Colombier (French-American composer and conductor (d. 2004))
1939 Reinhard Hauff (German director and screenwriter)
1939 Jack McCarthy (American poet (d. 2013))
1938 Peter Preston (English journalist and author)
1936 Ingeborg Hallstein (German soprano)
1936 Charles Kimbrough (American actor)
1935 Lasse Strömstedt (Swedish author (d. 2009))
1934 Robert Moog (American businessman)
1933 Joan Collins (English actress)
1933 Ove Fundin (Swedish motorcycle racer)
1933 Jean-Louis Lagadec (French footballer and coach (d. 2012))
1931 Barbara Barrie (American actress and author)
1930 Friedrich Achleitner (German poet and critic)
1929 Ulla Jacobsson (Swedish-Austrian actress (d. 1982))
1928 Jeannie Carson (English-American actress and singer)
1928 Rosemary Clooney (American singer and actress (d. 2002))
1928 Nigel Davenport (English actor)
1928 Pauline Julien (Canadian singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1998))
1927 Bodil Skjånes Dugstad (Norwegian politician)
1926 Basil Salvadore D'Souza (Indian bishop (d. 1996))
1926 Joe Slovo (Lithuanian-South African politician (d. 1995))
1925 Joshua Lederberg (American biologist)
1925 Mac Wiseman (American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Foggy Mountain Boys))
1924 Karlheinz Deschner (German author)
1924 Clyde King (American baseball player)
1923 Alicia de Larrocha (Catalan-Spanish pianist (d. 2009))
1923 Walter Wolfrum (German pilot (d. 2010))
1921 James Blish (American author and critic (d. 1975))
1921 Humphrey Lyttelton (English trumpet player and composer (d. 2008))
1921 Edna Skinner (American actress (d. 2003))
1920 Helen O'Connell (American singer)
1919 Avraham Drori (Polish-Israeli politician (d. 1964))
1919 Ruth Fernández (Puerto Rican singer and politician (d. 2012))
1919 Betty Garrett (American actress)
1919 Robert Bernstein (American author and playwright (d. 1988))
1919 Gayatri Devi English-Indian wife of Sawai Man Singh II (d. 2009) ()
1918 Denis Compton (English cricketer (d. 1997))
1917 Edward Norton Lorenz (American mathematician and meteorologist (d. 2008))
1914 Celestine Sibley (American journalist and author (d. 1999))
1914 Barbara Ward (English economist (d. 1981))
1912 Betty Astell (English actress (d. 2005))
1912 Jean Françaix (French pianist and composer (d. 1997))
1912 John Payne (American actor)
1911 Lou Brouillard (Canadian boxer (d. 1984))
1911 Paul Mayer (German cardinal (d. 2010))
1910 Margaret Wise Brown (American author (d. 1952))
1910 Hugh Casson (English architect (d. 1999))
1910 Scatman Crothers (American actor singer)
1910 Artie Shaw (American clarinet player)
1908 John Bardeen (American physicist and engineer)
1908 Hélène Boucher (French pilot (d. 1934))
1908 Paul Dozois (Canadian politician (d. 1984))
1906 Pran Nath Thapar (Indian army officer (d. 1975))
1902 Frank Buckland (Canadian businessman (d. 1991))
1900 Hans Frank (German lawyer and politician (d. 1946))
1900 Franz Neumann (German writer)
1898 Scott O'Dell (American author (d. 1989))
1898 Josef Terboven (German politician (d. 1945))
1896 Felix Steiner (Russian-German SS officer (d. 1966))
1895 Billy Smith (English footballer and manager (d. 1956))
1893 Ulysses S. Grant IV (American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1977))
1891 Pär Lagerkvist (Swedish author and poet)
1890 Herbert Marshall (English-American actor and singer (d. 1966))
1889 Ernst Niekisch (German politician (d. 1967))
1888 Zack Wheat (American baseball player and police officer (d. 1972))
1887 Thoralf Skolem (Norwegian mathematician (d. 1963))
1887 Nikolai Vekšin (Estonian sailor (d. 1951))
1884 Corrado Gini (Italian sociologist and demographer (d. 1965))
1883 Douglas Fairbanks (American actor)
1883 Ferenc Talányi (Slovenian journalist and painter (d. 1959))
1879 Elizabeth Gunn (New Zealand pediatrician (d. 1963))
1879 Dezső Lauber (Hungarian tennis player and architect (d. 1966))
1875 Alfred P. Sloan (American businessman (d. 1966))
1871 Saint George Ashe (Maltese-English rower (d. 1922))
1867 John Exley (American rower (d. 1938))
1865 Epitácio Pessoa (Brazilian politician and jurist)
1864 William O'Connor (American fencer (d. 1939))
1859 Joseph-Alfred Archambeault (Canadian bishop (d. 1913))
1855 Isabella Ford (English activist (d. 1924))
1848 Otto Lilienthal (German pilot and engineer (d. 1896))
1844 `Abdu'l-Bahá (Iranian religious leader (d. 1921))
1834 Carl Bloch (Danish painter (d. 1890))
1824 Ambrose Burnside (American general and politician)
1820 James Buchanan Eads (American engineer)
1820 Lorenzo Sawyer (American lawyer and judge (d. 1891))
1810 Margaret Fuller (American journalist (d. 1850))
1795 Charles Barry (English architect)
1794 Ignaz Moscheles (Czech pianist and composer (d. 1870))
1790 Jules Dumont d'Urville (French admiral and explorer (d. 1842))
1741 Andrea Luchesi (Italian composer (d. 1801))
1734 Franz Mesmer (Austrian physician (d. 1815))
1729 Giuseppe Parini (Italian poet (d. 1799))
1718 William Hunter (Scottish anatomist and physician (d. 1783))
1707 Carl Linnaeus (Swedish botanist)
1696 Johann Caspar Vogler (German organist and composer (d. 1763))
1617 Elias Ashmole (English astrologer and politician (d. 1692))
1606 Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz (Spanish philosopher and mathematician (d. 1682))
1100 Emperor Qinzong of Song (d. 1161) ()
1052 Philip I of France (d. 1108) ()

May 23 deaths, Who died on May 23th


2013 William Demby (American author (b. 1922))
2013 Epy Guerrero (Dominican baseball player)
2013 Hazel Hawke (Australian wife of Bob Hawke (b. 1929))
2013 Hayri Kozakçıoğlu (Turkish politician)
2013 Moritz (Landgrave of Hesse (b. 1926))
2013 Georges Moustaki (Egyptian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1934))
2013 Gerry Peacocke (Australian politician (b. 1931))
2013 Flynn Robinson (American basketball player (b. 1941))
2013 James Sisnett (Barbadian super-centenarian (b. 1900))
2013 Brian Sternberg (American pole vaulter (b. 1943))
2013 Jim Zabel (American sportscaster (b. 1921))
2013 Luis Zuloaga (Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1922))
2012 T. Garry Buckley (American politician)
2012 Gyula Elek (Hungarian handball player and coach (b. 1932))
2012 Sattareh Farmanfarmaian (Persian daughter of Abdol-Hossein Mirza Farmanfarma (b. 1921))
2012 Paul Fussell (American historian)
2012 Hal Jackson (American radio host (b. 1915))
2012 Joseph Lesniewski (American soldier (b. 1920))
2012 William C. Wampler (American politician (b. 1926))
2011 Xavier Tondo (Spanish cyclist (b. 1978))
2010 Princess Leonida Bagration of Mukhrani (b. 1914) ()
2010 José Lima (Dominican-American baseball player (b. 1972))
2010 Simon Monjack (English director)
2008 Iñaki Ochoa de Olza (Spanish mountaineer (b. 1967))
2008 Utah Phillips (American singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1935))
2006 Clifford Antone (American businessman (b. 1949))
2006 Lloyd Bentsen (American politician)
2006 Ian Copeland (Syrian-American agent (b. 1949))
2006 Kazimierz Górski (Polish footballer and manager (b. 1921))
2004 Ramon Margalef (Spanish ecologist (b. 1919))
2003 Jean Yanne (French actor and director (b. 1933))
2002 Sam Snead (American golfer (b. 1912))
1999 Owen Hart (Canadian-American wrestler (b. 1965))
1998 Telford Taylor (American general and lawyer (b. 1908))
1996 Kronid Lyubarsky (Russian journalist and activist (b. 1934))
1994 Ray Candy (American wrestler (b. 1951))
1994 George Metesky (American terrorist (b. 1903))
1994 Joe Pass (American guitarist and composer (b. 1929))
1992 Kostas Davourlis (Greek footballer (b. 1948))
1992 Giovanni Falcone (Italian judge (b. 1939))
1991 Wilhelm Kempff (German pianist and composer (b. 1895))
1991 Jean Van Houtte (Belgian politician)
1989 Georgy Tovstonogov (Russian director and producer (b. 1915))
1989 Karl Koch (German computer hacker (b. 1965))
1988 Aya Kitō (Japanese author (b. 1962))
1986 Sterling Hayden (American actor and author (b. 1916))
1981 Gene Green (American baseball player (b. 1933))
1981 Rayner Heppenstall (English author and poet (b. 1911))
1981 George Jessel (American actor)
1981 David Lewis (Belarusian-Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1909))
1979 S. Selvanayagam (Ceylon Tamil geographer and academic (b. 1932))
1975 Moms Mabley (American comedian and actor (b. 1894))
1967 Lionel Groulx (Canadian priest and historian (b. 1878))
1966 Demchugdongrub (Mongolian politician (b. 1902))
1965 Earl Webb (American baseball player (b. 1897))
1963 August Jakobson (Estonian author and politician (b. 1904))
1962 Louis Coatalen (French engineer (b. 1879))
1960 Georges Claude (French engineer and inventor)
1956 Gustav Suits (Estonian poet (b. 1883))
1949 Jan Frans De Boever (Belgian painter (b. 1872))
1947 Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (Swiss author and poet (b. 1878))
1945 Heinrich Himmler (German commander and politician (b. 1900))
1937 John D. Rockefeller (American businessman and philanthropist)
1934 Clyde Barrow (American criminal (b. 1909))
1934 Mihkel Martna (Estonian politician and journalist (b. 1860))
1934 Bonnie Parker (American criminal (b. 1910))
1921 August Nilsson (Swedish tug of war competitor (b. 1872))
1920 Svetozar Boroević (Croatian-Austrian field marshal (b. 1856))
1908 François Coppée (French poet and author (b. 1842))
1906 Henrik Ibsen (Norwegian director)
1895 Franz Ernst Neumann (German mineralogist)
1893 Anton von Schmerling (Austrian politician (b. 1805))
1886 Leopold von Ranke (German historian (b. 1795))
1868 Kit Carson (American general (b. 1809))
1857 Augustin-Louis Cauchy (French mathematician (b. 1789))
1855 Charles Robert Malden (English lieutenant and explorer (b. 1797))
1846 Franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki (Polish politician (b. 1778))
1841 Franz Xaver von Baader (German philosopher and theologian (b. 1765))
1825 Gugsa of Yejju ()
1815 Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg (American clergyman and botanist (b. 1753))
1813 Géraud Duroc (French general (b. 1772))
1786 Maurice Benyovszky (Hungarian explorer (b. 1746))
1783 James Otis (Jr.)
1754 John Wood (the Elder)
1752 William Bradford (English-American printer (b. 1663))
1749 Abraham ben Abraham (Polish nobleman (b. 1700))
1701 William Kidd (Scottish pirate (b. 1645))
1691 Adrien Auzout (French astronomer (b. 1622))
1670 Ferdinando II de' Medici (Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1610))
1662 John Gauden (English bishop (b. 1605))
1524 Ismail I (Iran ruler (b. 1487))
1523 Ashikaga Yoshitane (Japanese shogun (b. 1466))
1498 Girolamo Savonarola (Italian friar and preacher (b. 1452))
1304 Jehan de Lescurel (French poet and composer)
1125 Henry V (Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1081))