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23rd of May 1430 EVENT Siege of Compiegne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiegne.
23rd of May 1498 EVENT Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake in Florence, Italy, on the orders of Pope Alexander VI.
23rd of May 1533 EVENT The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon is declared null and void.
23rd of May 1568 EVENT The Netherlands declare their independence from Spain.
23rd of May 1568 EVENT 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.
23rd of May 1609 EVENT Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia takes place.
23rd of May 1618 EVENT The Second Defenestration of Prague precipitates the Thirty Years' War.
23rd of May 1701 EVENT After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London.
23rd of May 1706 EVENT Battle of Ramillies: John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough, defeats a French army under Marshal Villeroi.
23rd of May 1788 EVENT South Carolina ratifies the Constitution as the 8th American state.
23rd of May 1805 EVENT Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned King of Italy with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in the Cathedral of Milan.
23rd of May 1813 EVENT South American independence leader Simon Bolivar enters Merida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador ("The Liberator").
23rd of May 1829 EVENT Accordion patent granted to Cyrill Demian in Vienna.
23rd of May 1844 EVENT Declaration of the Bab: 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 Baha'i Faith, and Baha'is celebrate the day as a holy day.
23rd of May 1846 EVENT Mexican-American War: President Mariano Paredes of Mexico unofficially declares war on the United States.
23rd of May 1873 EVENT The Canadian Parliament establishes the North West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
23rd of May 1900 EVENT American Civil War: Sergeant William Harvey Carney becomes the first African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for his heroism in the Assault on the Battery Wagner in 1863.
23rd of May 1907 EVENT The unicameral Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.
23rd of May 1911 EVENT The New York Public Library is dedicated.
23rd of May 1915 EVENT World War I: Italy joins the Allies after they declare war on Austria-Hungary.
23rd of May 1934 EVENT American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana.
23rd of May 1934 EVENT The Auto-Lite Strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melee between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers.
23rd of May 1939 EVENT 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.
23rd of May 1945 EVENT World War II: Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS, commits suicide while in Allied custody.
23rd of May 1945 EVENT World War II: The Flensburg government under Reichsprasident Karl Donitz is dissolved when its members are captured and arrested by British forces at Flensburg in Northern Germany.
23rd of May 1948 EVENT Thomas C. Wasson, US Consul-General assassinated in Jerusalem.
23rd of May 1949 EVENT The Federal Republic of Germany is established and the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany is proclaimed.
23rd of May 1951 EVENT Tibetans sign the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet with the People's Republic of China.
23rd of May 1958 EVENT Explorer 1 ceases transmission.
23rd of May 1967 EVENT Egypt closes the Straits of Tiran and blockades the port of Eilat at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba to Israeli shipping, laying the foundations for the Six Day War.
23rd of May 1995 EVENT The first version of the Java programming language is released.
23rd of May 1995 EVENT Oklahoma City bombing: In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the remains of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building are imploded.
23rd of May 1998 EVENT The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland with 75% voting yes.
23rd of May 2002 EVENT The "55 parties" clause of the Kyoto protocol is reached after its ratification by Iceland.
23rd of May 2004 EVENT Part of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport's Terminal 2E collapses, killing four people and injuring three others.
23rd of May 2006 EVENT Alaskan stratovolcano Mount Cleveland erupts.
23rd of May 2008 EVENT 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.
23rd of May 1052 BIRTHDAY King Philip I of France (d. 1108)
23rd of May 1100 BIRTHDAY Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)
23rd of May 1606 BIRTHDAY Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)
23rd of May 1617 BIRTHDAY Elias Ashmole, English antiquarian (d. 1692)
23rd of May 1707 BIRTHDAY Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (d. 1778)
23rd of May 1718 BIRTHDAY William Hunter, Scottish anatomist (d. 1783)
23rd of May 1729 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Parini, Italian writer (d. 1799)
23rd of May 1734 BIRTHDAY Franz Anton Mesmer, Austrian physician/hypnotist (d. 1815)
23rd of May 1741 BIRTHDAY Andrea Luchesi, Italian composer (d. 1801)
23rd of May 1790 BIRTHDAY Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (d. 1842)
23rd of May 1794 BIRTHDAY Ignaz Moscheles, Bohemian composer and piano virtuoso (d. 1870)
23rd of May 1795 BIRTHDAY Charles Barry, English architect (d. 1860)
23rd of May 1810 BIRTHDAY Margaret Fuller, American journalist and feminist (d. 1850)
23rd of May 1820 BIRTHDAY Lorenzo Sawyer, American jurist (d. 1891)
23rd of May 1820 BIRTHDAY James Buchanan Eads, American engineer and inventor (d. 1887)
23rd of May 1824 BIRTHDAY Ambrose Burnside, American Union Civil War general (d. 1881)
23rd of May 1834 BIRTHDAY Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (d. 1890)
23rd of May 1844 BIRTHDAY `Abdu'l-Baha, Iranian religious figure (d. 1921)
23rd of May 1848 BIRTHDAY Otto Lilienthal, German aviation pioneer (d. 1896)
23rd of May 1855 BIRTHDAY Isabella Ford, English feminist and union activist (d. 1924)
23rd of May 1865 BIRTHDAY Epitacio Pessoa, Brazilian politician (d. 1942)
23rd of May 1875 BIRTHDAY Alfred P. Sloan, American automotive executive (d. 1966)
23rd of May 1879 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth Gunn, New Zealand paediatrician (d. 1963)
23rd of May 1879 BIRTHDAY Dezso Lauber, Hungarian sportsman (d. 1966)
23rd of May 1883 BIRTHDAY Douglas Fairbanks, American actor (d. 1939)
23rd of May 1884 BIRTHDAY Corrado Gini, Italian sociologist (d. 1965)
23rd of May 1887 BIRTHDAY Thoralf Skolem, Norwegian mathematician (d. 1963)
23rd of May 1888 BIRTHDAY Zack Wheat, American baseball player (d. 1972)
23rd of May 1889 BIRTHDAY Ernst Niekisch, German politician (d. 1967)
23rd of May 1890 BIRTHDAY Herbert Marshall, English actor (d. 1966)
23rd of May 1891 BIRTHDAY Par Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1974)
23rd of May 1893 BIRTHDAY Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1977)
23rd of May 1895 BIRTHDAY Billy Smith, English footballer (d. 1956)
23rd of May 1896 BIRTHDAY Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Waffen-SS officer (d. 1966)
23rd of May 1898 BIRTHDAY Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989)
23rd of May 1898 BIRTHDAY Josef Terboven, German Nazi official (d. 1945)
23rd of May 1900 BIRTHDAY Hans Frank, German lawyer and Nazi official (d. 1946)
23rd of May 1906 BIRTHDAY Pran Nath Thapar, Indian military officer (d. 1975)
23rd of May 1908 BIRTHDAY John Bardeen, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
23rd of May 1908 BIRTHDAY Helene Boucher, French aviatrix (d. 1934)
23rd of May 1910 BIRTHDAY Margaret Wise Brown, American author (d. 1952)
23rd of May 1910 BIRTHDAY Sir Hugh Casson, British architect and painter (d. 1999)
23rd of May 1910 BIRTHDAY Scatman Crothers, American actor and musician (d. 1986)
23rd of May 1910 BIRTHDAY Artie Shaw, American clarinetist and bandleader (d. 2004)
23rd of May 1911 BIRTHDAY Paul Mayer, German Roman Catholic Cardinal (d. 2010)
23rd of May 1912 BIRTHDAY Jean Francaix, French composer (d. 1997)
23rd of May 1912 BIRTHDAY John Payne, American actor (d. 1989)
23rd of May 1912 BIRTHDAY Betty Astell, English actress (d. 2005)
23rd of May 1913 BIRTHDAY Ruth Fernandez, Puerto Rican singer
23rd of May 1917 BIRTHDAY Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (d. 2008)
23rd of May 1918 BIRTHDAY Denis Compton, English cricketer (d. 1997)
23rd of May 1919 BIRTHDAY Avraham Drori, Polish-born Israeli politician (d. 1964)
23rd of May 1919 BIRTHDAY Robert Bernstein, American comic book writer (d. 1988)
23rd of May 1919 BIRTHDAY Betty Garrett, American actress and dancer (d. 2011)
23rd of May 1920 BIRTHDAY Helen O'Connell, American singer (d. 1993)
23rd of May 1921 BIRTHDAY James Blish, American author (d. 1975)
23rd of May 1921 BIRTHDAY Humphrey Lyttelton, English musician (d. 2008)
23rd of May 1923 BIRTHDAY Alicia de Larrocha, Spanish pianist (d. 2009)
23rd of May 1923 BIRTHDAY Walter Wolfrum, German fighter pilot
23rd of May 1924 BIRTHDAY Clyde King, American baseball player and manager (d. 2010)
23rd of May 1924 BIRTHDAY Karlheinz Deschner, German researcher and writer
23rd of May 1925 BIRTHDAY Joshua Lederberg, American molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
23rd of May 1925 BIRTHDAY Mac Wiseman, American musician
23rd of May 1928 BIRTHDAY Jeannie Carson, English actress and comedian
23rd of May 1928 BIRTHDAY Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (d. 1998)
23rd of May 1928 BIRTHDAY Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (d. 2002)
23rd of May 1928 BIRTHDAY Nigel Davenport, English actor
23rd of May 1929 BIRTHDAY Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (d. 1982)
23rd of May 1930 BIRTHDAY Friedrich Achleitner, German poet
23rd of May 1931 BIRTHDAY Barbara Barrie, American actress
23rd of May 1933 BIRTHDAY Joan Collins, English actress
23rd of May 1934 BIRTHDAY Robert Moog, American inventor (d. 2005)
23rd of May 1935 BIRTHDAY Lasse Stromstedt, Swedish writer (d. 2009)
23rd of May 1936 BIRTHDAY Ingeborg Hallstein, German opera singer
23rd of May 1936 BIRTHDAY Charles Kimbrough, American actor
23rd of May 1938 BIRTHDAY Peter Preston, English journalist and author
23rd of May 1939 BIRTHDAY Michel Colombier, French composer and songwriter (d. 2004)
23rd of May 1939 BIRTHDAY Reinhard Hauff, German film director
23rd of May 1939 BIRTHDAY Jack McCarthy, American poet
23rd of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Giles Gordon, Scottish literary agent (d. 2003)
23rd of May 1942 BIRTHDAY K. Raghavendra Rao, Indian film director
23rd of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Gabriel Liiceanu, Romanian philosopher
23rd of May 1943 BIRTHDAY Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (d. 2005)
23rd of May 1943 BIRTHDAY General Norman Johnson, American singer (Chairmen of the Board)
23rd of May 1943 BIRTHDAY Alan Walden, American rock music manager and promoter
23rd of May 1944 BIRTHDAY John Newcombe, Australian tennis player
23rd of May 1945 BIRTHDAY Padmarajan, Indian film director (d. 1991)
23rd of May 1946 BIRTHDAY Frederik de Groot, Dutch actor
23rd of May 1946 BIRTHDAY H. Paul Shuch, American SETI scientist
23rd of May 1947 BIRTHDAY Ann Hui, Hong Kong film director
23rd of May 1947 BIRTHDAY Bernard Comrie, English linguist
23rd of May 1947 BIRTHDAY Jane Kenyon, American poet (d. 1995)
23rd of May 1948 BIRTHDAY Reggie Cleveland, Canadian baseball player
23rd of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Alan Garcia, Peruvian politician
23rd of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Daniel DiNardo, American Roman Catholic cardinal
23rd of May 1950 BIRTHDAY Martin McGuinness, Northern Irish politician
23rd of May 1951 BIRTHDAY Antonis Samaras, Greek politician
23rd of May 1951 BIRTHDAY Anatoly Karpov, Russian chess player
23rd of May 1952 BIRTHDAY Anne-Marie David, French singer
23rd of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Dick Stellingwerf, Dutch politician
23rd of May 1954 BIRTHDAY Hans Kruize, Dutch field hockey player
23rd of May 1954 BIRTHDAY Marvin Hagler, American boxer
23rd of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Luka Bloom, Irish singer/songwriter
23rd of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Mark Shaw, New Zealand rugby footballer
23rd of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Ursula Plassnik, Austrian politician
23rd of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Buck Showalter, American baseball player and manager
23rd of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Albert Voorn, Dutch equestrian
23rd of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Jimmy McShane, Northern Irish singer (Baltimora) (d. 1995)
23rd of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Mark Arnold, American actor
23rd of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Drew Carey, American actor, comedian, and game show host
23rd of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Mitch Albom, American writer
23rd of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Paul Street, American author and historian
23rd of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Francois Feldman, French singer
23rd of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Ryuta Kawashima, Japanese neuroscientist
23rd of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Marcella Mesker, Dutch tennis player
23rd of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Linden Ashby, American actor
23rd of May 1961 BIRTHDAY Karen Duffy, American actress
23rd of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Imran Anwar, Pakistani internent technologist
23rd of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Wally Dallenbach Jr., American race car driver and announcer
23rd of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Gregg Hughes, American radio personality (The Opie and Anthony Show)
23rd of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Ruth Metzler-Arnold, Swiss politician
23rd of May 1965 BIRTHDAY Tom Tykwer, German film director
23rd of May 1965 BIRTHDAY Manuel Sanchis Hontiyuelo, Spanish footballer
23rd of May 1965 BIRTHDAY Athanasios Skourtopoulos, Greek basketball player and coach
23rd of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Ernst-Paul Hasselbach, Dutch TV host and producer
23rd of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Graeme Hick, English cricketer
23rd of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Gary Roberts, Canadian ice hockey player
23rd of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Anna Ibrisagic, Swedish politician
23rd of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Phil Selway, English drummer (Radiohead)
23rd of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Guinevere Turner, American actress
23rd of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Yigal Amir, Israeli assassin of Yitzhak Rabin
23rd of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Matt Flynn, American musician
23rd of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Nanette Burstein, American director/producer
23rd of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Bryan Herta, American race car driver
23rd of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Laurel Holloman, American actress
23rd of May 1971 BIRTHDAY George Osborne, British Chancellor of the Exchequer
23rd of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Rubens Barrichello, Brazilian racing driver
23rd of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Maxwell, American singer
23rd of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Mirjam Sterk, Dutch politician
23rd of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Jacopo Gianninoto, Italian musician
23rd of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Ken Jennings, American game show contestant
23rd of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Jewel, American singer
23rd of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Charlie Yeung, Hong Kong actress and singer
23rd of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Monica Naranjo, Spanish singer
23rd of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Kim Sung-soo, South Korean actor
23rd of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Kelly Monaco, American actress
23rd of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Ricardinho, Brazilian footballer
23rd of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Ilia Kulik, Russian figure skater
23rd of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Annabel Kosten, Dutch freestyle swimmer
23rd of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Mike Gonzalez, American baseball player
23rd of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Carolyn Moos, American model and professional basketball player
23rd of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Scott Raynor, American drummer (blink-182)
23rd of May 1978 BIRTHDAY 2D (Gorillaz), English vocalist for the animated band Gorillaz
23rd of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Brian Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player
23rd of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Rasual Butler, American basketball player
23rd of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Kirk Saarloos, American baseball player
23rd of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Gary Brackett, American football player
23rd of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Lane Garrison, American actor
23rd of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Theofanis Gekas, Greek footballer
23rd of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Gwenno Saunders, Welsh dancer and singer (The Pipettes)
23rd of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Cyrill Gloor, Swiss footballer
23rd of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Tristan Prettyman, American musician
23rd of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Malene Mortensen, Danish singer
23rd of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Heidi Range, English singer (Sugababes)
23rd of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Alex Shelley, American professional wrestler
23rd of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Sam Milby, Filipino-American actor and commercial model
23rd of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Adam Wylie, American actor
23rd of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Ross Wallace, Scottish footballer
23rd of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Wim Stroetinga, Dutch racing cyclist
23rd of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Ruben Zadkovich, Australian footballer
23rd of May 1988 BIRTHDAY Morgan Pressel, American golfer
23rd of May 1991 BIRTHDAY Lena Meyer-Landrut, German singer
23rd of May 2005 BIRTHDAY Jillian Ward, Filipino actress
23rd of May 1125 DEATH Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (Born 1081)
23rd of May 1304 DEATH Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer
23rd of May 1498 DEATH Girolamo Savonarola, Italian religious reformer and ruler of Florence (Born 1452)
23rd of May 1523 DEATH Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (Born 1466)
23rd of May 1524 DEATH Ismail I, Shah of Persia (Born 1487)
23rd of May 1662 DEATH John Gauden, English bishop and writer (Born 1605)
23rd of May 1670 DEATH Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (Born 1610)
23rd of May 1691 DEATH Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (Born 1622)
23rd of May 1701 DEATH Captain Kidd, Scottish pirate (Born 1645)
23rd of May 1749 DEATH Graf Valentin Potocki, Polish Jewish nobleman
23rd of May 1752 DEATH William Bradford, English-born printer (Born 1663)
23rd of May 1754 DEATH John Wood, the Elder, English architect (Born 1704)
23rd of May 1783 DEATH James Otis, American lawyer and patriot (Born 1725)
23rd of May 1786 DEATH Moric Benyovszky Hungarian count (Born 1746)
23rd of May 1813 DEATH Geraud Duroc, French general (Born 1772)
23rd of May 1815 DEATH Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, American clergyman and botanist (Born 1753)
23rd of May 1825 DEATH Ras Gugsa of Yejju, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia
23rd of May 1841 DEATH Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher and theologian (Born 1765)
23rd of May 1846 DEATH Franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki, Polish politician (Born 1778)
23rd of May 1855 DEATH Charles Robert Malden, English explorer (Born 1797)
23rd of May 1857 DEATH Augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician (Born 1789)
23rd of May 1868 DEATH Kit Carson, American trapper, scout, and Indian agent (Born 1809)
23rd of May 1886 DEATH Leopold von Ranke, German historian (Born 1795)
23rd of May 1893 DEATH Anton von Schmerling, Austrian statesman (Born 1805)
23rd of May 1895 DEATH Franz Ernst Neumann, German mineralogist and physicist (Born 1798)
23rd of May 1906 DEATH Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian writer (Born 1828)
23rd of May 1908 DEATH Francois Coppee, French poet and novelist (Born 1842)
23rd of May 1920 DEATH Svetozar Boroevic, Austrian field marshal (Born 1856)
23rd of May 1934 DEATH Clyde Barrow, American outlaw (Born 1909)
23rd of May 1934 DEATH Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (Born 1910)
23rd of May 1937 DEATH John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist (Born 1839)
23rd of May 1945 DEATH Heinrich Himmler, Nazi official (Born 1900)
23rd of May 1949 DEATH Jan Frans De Boever, Belgian painter (Born 1872)
23rd of May 1965 DEATH Earl Webb, American baseball player (Born 1897)
23rd of May 1966 DEATH Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (Born 1902)
23rd of May 1967 DEATH Lionel Groulx, French Canadian priest and historian (Born 1878)
23rd of May 1975 DEATH Moms Mabley, American comedian (Born 1894)
23rd of May 1981 DEATH Gene Green, American baseball player (Born 1933)
23rd of May 1981 DEATH Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (Born 1911)
23rd of May 1981 DEATH David Lewis, Canadian labour lawyer and politician (Born 1909)
23rd of May 1981 DEATH George Jessel, American actor (Born 1898)
23rd of May 1986 DEATH Sterling Hayden, American actor (Born 1916)
23rd of May 1988 DEATH Aya Kito, Japanese diarist (Born 1962)
23rd of May 1989 DEATH Georgy Tovstonogov, Russian theatre director (Born 1915)
23rd of May 1989 DEATH Karl Koch, West German hacker (Born 1965)
23rd of May 1991 DEATH Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (Born 1895)
23rd of May 1992 DEATH Kostas Davourlis, Greek footballer (Born 1948)
23rd of May 1992 DEATH Giovanni Falcone, Italian judge (Born 1939)
23rd of May 1994 DEATH Ray Candy, American professional wrestler (Born 1951)
23rd of May 1994 DEATH Joe Pass, American jazz guitarist (Born 1929)
23rd of May 1996 DEATH Patrick Cargill, English actor (Born 1918)
23rd of May 1999 DEATH Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (Born 1965)
23rd of May 2002 DEATH Sam Snead, American golfer (Born 1912)
23rd of May 2003 DEATH Jean Yanne, French actor and director (Born 1933)
23rd of May 2004 DEATH Ramon Margalef, Spanish scientist (Born 1919)
23rd of May 2005 DEATH Fat-Tone, American rapper
23rd of May 2006 DEATH Lloyd Bentsen, American politician (Born 1921)
23rd of May 2006 DEATH Clifford Antone, American businessman (Born 1949)
23rd of May 2006 DEATH Ian Copeland, American music promoter
23rd of May 2006 DEATH Kazimierz Gorski, Polish footballer (Born 1921)
23rd of May 2008 DEATH Inaki Ochoa de Olza, Spanish mountaineer (Born 1967)
23rd of May 2008 DEATH Utah Phillips, American folksinger and activist (Born 1935)
23rd of May 2009 DEATH Roh Moo-hyun, 16th President of the Republic of Korea (Born 1946)
23rd of May 2010 DEATH Jose Lima, Dominican baseball player (Born 1972)
23rd of May 2010 DEATH Simon Monjack, English actor, producer, & writer (Born 1970)
23rd of May 2010 DEATH Leonida Georgievna, Grand Duchess Of Russia (Born 1914)
23rd of May 2010 DEATH Gane Todorovoski, Macedonian literary critic, poet, & publicist (Born 1929)

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