Thursday May 23, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

May 23: Day of the Week

May 23, 2024 is the 144th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 222 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

May 23 Historical Event(s)

1568
Dutch rebels led by Louis of Nassau, brother of William I of Orange, defeat Jean de Ligne, Duke of Aremberg and his loyalist troops in the Battle of Heiligerlee, opening the Eighty Years’ War.
1609
Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia takes place.
1846
Mexican-American War: President Mariano Paredes of Mexico unofficially declares war on the United States.
1873
The Canadian Parliament establishes the North-West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
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.
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.
1958
Explorer 1 ceases transmission.
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.
1995
Oklahoma City bombing: In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the remains of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building are imploded.
2006
Alaskan stratovolcano Mount Cleveland erupts.

Who were born on May 23?

1795
Charles Barry, English architect (d. 1860)
1896
Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Waffen-SS officer (d. 1966)
1919
Robert Bernstein, American comic book writer (d. 1988)
1943
Alan Walden, American rock music manager and promoter
1956
Ursula Plassnik, Austrian politician
1958
Paul Street, American author and historian
1959
Bob Mortimer, English comedian
1979
Rasual Butler, American basketball player
1980
Theofanis Gekas, Greek footballer
1984
Adam Wylie, American actor

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