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Mega Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 23

Last Updated 05-26-2021

🎭Richard Ayoade -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.6/12/1977 N.S. or 5/23/1977 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Director, English
Arts Titles: PL: Garth Marenghi's Fright Knight
TV Shows: The IT Crowd
Movie Titles: Submarine (director)

🎭Jeannie Carson -- is 93 in the year 2021 and 94 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1928
Actress, Comedienne, English
TV Shows: The Red Buttons Show

🎭Marvin Chomsky -- is 92 in the year 2021 and 93 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1929
Producer/Director
TV Shows: Star Trek, Roots, Gunsmoke
Movie Titles: Tank, Peter the Great, The Deliberate Stranger

🎭Barbara Barrie -- is 90 in the year 2021 and 91 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1931
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
TV Shows: Diana, Backstairs at the White House (as Mamie Eisenhower), Barney Miller (as Elizabeth Miller), Breaking Away (as Evelyn), Double Trouble (as Aunt Margo), 79 Park Avenue, Reggie, Suddenly Susan (as Nana)
Movie Titles: Hercules, Breaking Away

✍🎭Joan Collins -- is 88 in the year 2021 and 89 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1933
Novelist, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Producer, English
Names/Places: MN:Henrietta; b. in London
TV Shows: Dynasty (as Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan), Batman (as The Siren), Pacific Palisades (as Christina Hobson), Star Trek (as Edith Keeler)
Movie Titles: Empire of the Ants, The Bravados, The Bitch, The Stud, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

Donald Hodel -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1935
Presidential Aide
Misc: Secretary of Interior & Energy under Reagan

🎭🎮Charles Kimbrough -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1936
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: some say b. 1937
TV Shows: Murphy Brown (as Jim Dial)
Movie Titles: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Wedding Planner
Video Games: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Topsy Turvy Games, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

🎭Reinhard Hauff -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1939
Movie Director, German

🏆🏀Rod Thorn -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1941 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NBA Executive, NBA General Manager, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player

🏆Kathy Douglas -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1942 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: October 1960

🏆🎾John Newcombe -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1943
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian
Names/Places: b. in Sydney
Misc: No. 1 player in world 3 times (1967,70-71); won Wimbledon 3 times and U.S. and Australian champion-ships twice each.

🏆🏒Bob Leduc -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1944 N.S.
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏈Bob Rowe -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1945
NFL Player

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🎭Lauren Chapin -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1945
Actress
TV Shows: Father Knows Best (as Kathy "Kitten" Anderson)

🎵🎸Danny Klein -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1946
Rock & Roll Bassist
Misc: some say b. May 13
Group Names: J. Geils Band

🏆🏌David Graham -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1946
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Australian

🎵🎷Don Moye -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1946
Percussionist, Jazz Drummer
Misc: is noted for his mastery of African and Caribbean percussion instruments and rhythmic techniques
Group Names: Art Ensemble of Chicago

🎭Ann Hui -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1947
Actress, Producer/Director, Chinese
Movie Titles: A Simple Life, The Postmodern Life of My Aunt, Nu ren si shi, The Golden Era, Boat People

🎵🎸Bill Hunt -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1947
Pianist, Trumpeter, Rock & Roll Keyboardist, British
Misc: French Horn; some say b. Sep 15
Group Names: ELO, Wizzard

🏆⚾Reggie Cleveland -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1948
MLB Pitcher, Canadian

🎵Buddy Alan -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1948 N.S.
Yodeler, Country Performer

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🎭Linda Thompson-Jenner -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1950
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: Elvis Presley's, then Bruce Jenner's, then David Foster's wife
TV Shows: Hee Haw
Movie Titles: Pretty Woman, The Bodyguard, Eraser, Casper (1995)

🏆Anatoly Karpov -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1951
Chess Player, Russian
Misc: Russian world champion from 1975-85; regained International Chess Federation (FIDE) version of championship in 1993 when countryman Garry Kasparov was stripped of title after forming new Professional Chess Association; first world champion to receive the title by default, in 1975, when Bobby Fischer chose not to defend his crown.

🏆🥊Carlos Zárate -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1951
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Mexican
Names/Places: LN:Serna

💰Jill Elikann Barad -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1951
Executive
Misc: of Mattel

🎵Judy Rodman -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1951
Music Producer, Songwriter, Country Singer
Song Titles: Until I Met You

🎭Deborah Adair -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1952
Actress
TV Shows: Lincoln (TV mini-series), Dynasty (as Tracy Kendall), Young & the Restless, Finder of Lost Loves (as Daisy), Days of our Lives, Melrose Place (as Lucy Cabot)
Movie Titles: The Rift

🎵🎸James Mankey -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1952
Alternative Rock Guitarist
Group Names: Sparks, Concrete Blonde

🏆⚾Butch Metzger -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1952
MLB Pitcher

🎵🎸Rick Fenn -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1953
Pop Guitarist, Rock Guitarist, English
Group Names: 10cc

🎭Ken Michelman -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1955
Actor
TV Shows: The White Shadow (as Abner Goldstein), The Bradys (as Gary)
Movie Titles: Vegas Vacation

🎭Randy Graff -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1955
TV/Stage Actress
TV Shows: Drexell's Class (as principal Itkin)
Movie Titles: Rent, Keys to Tulsa, Learning to Drive

🎵🎸Luka Bloom -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1955
Songwriter, Folk Singer, Rock Singer, Irish
Names/Places: RN: Barry Moore, Christy's brother

🎵Dean Friedman -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1955
Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Keyboardist, Pianist, Folk Singer/Guitarist, American

🎵Thereza Bazar -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1955
Songwriter, Pop Singer, Canadian
Group Names: Dollar

🏆⚾Buck Showalter -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1956 N.S.
MLB Manager

🎭Jane Chaplin -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1957
Actress, Movie Producer
Names/Places: Ilya Salkind's wife, Oona & Charlie's daughter

🎭Mark Arnold -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1957
Actor, Producer
Movie Titles: Teen Wolf, Threesome

🎭Drew Carey -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1958
TV Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Game Show Host, Producer
TV Shows: The Good Life (as Drew Clark), The Drew Carey Show (as Drew Carey), Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, The Price is Right
Movie Titles: The Aristocrats, F#@k, Coneheads, Robots

🎭💻Lea DeLaria -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1958
Actress, Comedienne, Internet Video Actress, Lesbian
TV Shows: Orange is the New Black
Movie Titles: Dear Dumb Diary, Edge of Seventeen, The First Wives Club

✍📰🎵🏆Mitch Albom -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1958 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Author, Screenwriter, Dramatist, Journalist, Musician, Sports Writer
Book Titles: Tuesdays With Morrie

🎵Shelley West -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1958
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: Dottie & Bill's daughter

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🏆🏈Rich Karlis -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1959
NFL Player

🎭🏆🥊Linden Ashby -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1960 N.S.
Actor, Martial Arts
TV Shows: The New Adam-12 (as Officer Honeycutt), Army Wives, Teen Wolf (as Sheriff Stilinski); Melrose Place (as Dr. Brett "Coop" Cooper)
Movie Titles: Mortal Kombat, Wyatt Earp

🎭Karen "Duff" Duffy -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1961 N.S.
Actress, TV Hostess, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: MTV
Movie Titles: Dumb and Dumber, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Last Action Hero, Blank Check

🏆⚾Kevin Romine -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1961
MLB Player

🏆🏒Dave Babych -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1961
NHL Defensive, Canadian, Ukrainian

🏆🏀Kenny Gattison -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1964
NBA Coach, NBA Center, NBA Forward

🎭🎵Staci Greason -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1964
Actress, Guitarist

🎭Melissa McBride -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1965
Actress
TV Shows: The Walking Dead (as Carol Peletier)
Movie Titles: The Mist, Pirates of Silicon Valley, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

🎭Kappei Yamaguchi -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1965
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Japanese
Misc: a prolific Anime voice actor since the 1980s
TV Shows: Giant Robo: The Animation, Death Note, The Law of Ueki, InuYasha, Durarara!!x2, Ramma 1/2 (series)
Movie Titles: Kiki's Delivery Service

🏆🏈James Hasty -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1965
NFL Cornerback

✍🎭H. Jon Benjamin -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1966 N.S.
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Jon Benjamin Has a Van (star), The Jenny McCarthy Show, Home Movies (as Coach John McGuirk, Jason Penoplis and more), Bob's Burgers (as Bob Belcher), Dr. Katz Professional Therapist (as Ben Katz), Archer (as Sterling Archer), WordGirl

🏆🏒Gary Roberts -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1966
NHL Player, Canadian

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🎵🎸Phil Selway -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1967 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Drummer, Alternative Rock Singer, English
Group Names: Radiohead

🎵🎸Junior Waite -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1967
Drummer, Reggae Musician
Group Names: Musical Youth

🏆🏈Daryl Hobbs -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1968
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆⚾Ramón Caraballo -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1969
MLB Player, Dominican Republican

✍🎭John (Comedian) Solomon -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1970 N.S.
Comedy Writer, Comedian, Director
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: MacGruber, Extreme Movie

🏆⚾Ricky Gutiérrez -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1970
MLB Shortstop

🎵Matt Flynn -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1970
Pop Drummer
Group Names: Maroon 5

🎭Laurel Holloman -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1971 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: The L Word (as Tina Kennard)
Movie Titles: Boogie Nights, Tumbleweeds

🎭🏆Eric Nies -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1971
Actor, TV Host, Personality, Model
TV Shows: The Grind, The Real World

🏆🏈Isaac Booth -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1971
NFL Player

🏆⚾Marshall Boze -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1971
MLB Pitcher, American

🏆🏒Chris LiPuma -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1971
NHL Player, American

✍🎭John Pollono -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1972 N.S.
Playwright, Actor
TV Shows: This Is Us

🏆🏁🏇Victor Espinoza -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1972 N.S.
Jockey, Mexican

🎵Lorenzo -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1972
Singer
Names/Places: RN: Lorenzo Smith

🎵Brian McComas -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1972
Country Singer

🎭🎵Maxwell -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1973
Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN: Gerald Maxwell Rivera

🎭Apollo Robbins -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1974 N.S.
Magician

🏆Kimber West -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1974
Model, Playmate
Misc: February 1997

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🎭Ken Jennings -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1974
Personality
Misc: Won 74 successive games during his run on Jeopardy in 2004, and finished with a total of $2,520,700

🎭💻Jason Nash -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1974 N.S.
Comedian, Filmmaker, Internet Video Personality
TV Shows: Jason Nash is Married

✍🎭🎵🎸Jewel -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1974
Author, Poet, Actress, Music Producer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist, Modern Rock Singer
Names/Places: LN:Kilcher
Song Titles: Who Will Save Your Soul, You Were Meant For Me, Foolish Games
Album Titles: Pieces of You, Perfectly Clear

🎭LaMonica Garrett -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1975 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Sons of Anarchy, Designated Survivor (as Mike Ritter)

🎭🏆Kelly Marie Monaco -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1976 N.S.
Soap Actress, Personality, Model, Playmate
Misc: April 1997
TV Shows: Baywatch, Port Charles, General Hospital (as Samantha)
Movie Titles: BASEketball, Idle Hands, Mumford

🏆⚾Brad Penny -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1978
MLB Pitcher

🎭D. J. Cotrona -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1980
Actor
TV Shows: Detroit 1-8-7, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (as Seth Gecko)
Movie Titles: G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Dear John, Venom

🎭Lane Garrison -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1980
Actor
Movie Titles: Shooter, Camp X-Ray, Quality of Life, Crazy

🏆⚾César Crespo -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1980
MLB Player, Puerto Rican

✍🎭Tim Robinson -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1981
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live

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🎵Heidi Range -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1983 N.S.
Pop Singer, English
Group Names: Sugarbabes, Atomic Kitten, soloist

🎭🏆⛸Sam Milby -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1984 N.S.
Actor, Skater

🎭🎮Adam Wylie -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1984
TV Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Ben 10 (series), Picket Fences (as Zachary), Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Winx Club (series)
Movie Titles: The Smurfs 2, Under Wraps, The Swan Princess, Superman/Doomsday
Video Games: Wildstar

🎭Natalie Madsen -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1985 N.S.
Comedienne
TV Shows: Studio C

✍🎭Ryan Coogler -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1986 N.S.
Writer, Screenwriter, Movie Director
Movie Titles: Black Panther, Creed, Fruitvale Station

🏆🥊Bray Wyatt -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1987 N.S.
Wrestler

🎭Morgan Hodgen -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1988
Actor

🏆🏌Morgan Pressel -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1988 N.S.
Golfer

Daniel Francis Wendt -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1989
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Bernadette Burkett & George's son

🎭Alberto Frezza -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1989 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Station 19

🏆⚾César Hernández -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1990 N.S.
MLB Second Baseman, Venezuelan
Misc: Gold Glove Award 2020

🎵Sarah Jarosz -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1991
Songwriter, Pop Singer
Song Titles: Mansinneedof
Album Titles: Song Up in Her Head

🎵Lena Meyer-Landrut -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1991 N.S.
Pop Singer, German
Song Titles: Satellite
Album Titles: My Cassette Player

Decker Nilsson Sixx -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1995
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Brandi & Nikki's son

Jackson Lewis Lee -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.5/23/1997
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Tonya and Spike's son
Misc: another source gave b. May 24

Zoe Constantinides -- is 21 in the year 2021 and 22 in the year 2022; b.5/23/2000
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Melina Kanakaredes and Peter's daughter

August Orser -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.5/23/2002
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Jeanne Tripplehorn and Leland's son

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McCoy Lee Porter -- is 6 in the year 2021 and 7 in the year 2022; b.5/23/2015
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Kelsey Mayfield and Scott's son

🎵Phil Allocco -- b.5/23/????
Music Figure
Group Names: Law & Order

Robert Bakewell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1725 d.10/1/1795 (70)
Agriculturalist, English
Misc: cattle breeder

Dr. Franz Anton Mesmer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1734 d.3/5/1815 (80)
Inventor, Physician, Austrian
Names/Places: aka Friedrich Anton Mesmer
Misc: of Hypnotism; Mesmeriser

🎵Giovanni Viotti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1755 O.S. or 5/23/1755 N.S. d.3/3/1824 (68)
Composer, Violinist, Italian

🎖⚛Jules Sébastian César Dumont d'Urville -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1790 d.5/8/1842 (51)
Naval Officer, Explorer, French

🎵Ignaz Moscheles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1794 N.S. d.3/10/1870 N.S. (75)
Composer, Pianist, Czech, German

✍🎵Thomas Hood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1799 d.5/3/1845 (45)
Author, Poet, Composer, English

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⚛💰William Bent -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1809 d.5/19/1869 (59)
Pioneer, Fur Trader
Misc: Sante Fe Trail trading post

✍📰Margaret Fuller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1810 d.7/19/1850 (40)
Author, Critic, Journalist, Feminist, Social Reformer
Names/Places: FN: Sarah; LN:Ossoli
Misc: Social Critic

James Buchanan Eads -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1820 d.3/8/1887 (66)
Hall of Famer, Scientist, Engineer

Richard Grant White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1822 d.4/8/1885 (62)
Author, Critic, Scholar

🎖⚛💰Ambrose Everett Burnside -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1824 d.9/13/1881 (57)
Soldier, Policeman, Inventor, Businessperson
Misc: sideburns were named after him

Otto Lilienthal -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1848 d.8/10/1896 (48)
Aeronautical, Engineer, German

💰Alfred P. Sloan Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1875 d.2/17/1966 (90)
Executive, Industrialist, Philanthropist
Misc: General Motors Corporation leader

✍🎭James Gleason -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1882 d.4/12/1959 (76)
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Life of Riley
Movie Titles: The Life of Riley

🎭Douglas Elton Fairbanks Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1883 d.12/12/1939 (56)
Movie/Stage Actor, Producer, Scottish
Names/Places: RMLN:Elton Ullman; Mary Pickford's ex-
Misc: United Artists co-founder; the first and greatest of Hollywood's swashbucklers
Movie Titles: Zorro, Three Musketeers, Robin Hood

🎖Lesley James McNair -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1883 d.7/25/1944 (61)
General
Misc: WW2; US lt-general, killed by a U.S. bomb at St-Lo

✍🎵Henry Pleasants -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1884 d.??/??/????
Author, Music Critic, Composer

🏆⚾Zachary D. "Zack" Wheat -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1888 d.3/11/1972 (83)
Hall of Famer, MLB Left Fielder
Names/Places: NN:Buck
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Superbas / Dodgers / Robins (1909-1926), Philadelphia Athletics (1927)

🎭Virginia Eames -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1889 d.6/10/1971 (82)
Actress

🎭Herbert Marshall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1890 d.1/22/1966 (75)
TV/Movie Actor, English
Names/Places: b. in London
Movie Titles: Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes

Pär Lagerkvist -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1891 d.7/11/1974 (83)
Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Playwright, Swedish

🎵🎷Fred Guy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1897 d.11/22/1971 (74)
Banjoist, Jazz Performer
Group Names: Duke Ellington Orchestra

🎭Frank McHugh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1898 d.9/11/1981 (83)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Bing Crosby Show (as Willie Walter)
Movie Titles: Dawn Patrol, Going My Way

Scott O'Dell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1898 d.10/16/1989 (91)
Novelist, Children's Author

🎭Ralph Dunn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1900 d.2/19/1968 (67)
Actor

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🏆⚾Arch McDonald -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1901 N.S. d.10/16/1960 N.S. (59)
Baseball Announcer
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1999
Sports Teams: Washington Senators

🎵Libby Holman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1904 d.6/18/1971 (67)
Singer

🎵Edgar Hayes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1904 d.6/28/1979 (75)
Pianist, Bandleader

🎭Linda Watkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1908 d.10/31/1976 (68)
Actress

🎨Max Abramovitz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1908 d.9/12/2004 (96)
Architect
Misc: Lincoln Center, UN Building

Dr. John Bardeen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1908 d.1/30/1991 (82)
Inventor, Physicist
Misc: co-developer of the transistor

🏆🏁🏊Hubert Leonard Spence -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1909 N.S. d.11/10/1947 N.S. (38)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, British

🎵James C. Bracken -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1909 d.2/20/1972 (62)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Songwriter
Misc: co-founder and co-owner of Vee-Jay Records, the "Jay" in Vee-Jay.

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🎭🎵🎷Scatman Crothers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1910 d.11/22/1986 (76)
TV/Radio Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Jazz Singer, Jazz Musician
Names/Places: b. in Terre Haute, IN; RFMN:Benjamin Sherman
Misc: d. Nov 26?
TV Shows: Morningstar/Eveningstar, Chico & The Man (as Louie), Roots (as Mingo), The Harlem Globetrotters (voice), Hong Kong Phooey (voice)
Movie Titles: Casablanca, The Aristocats (voice)

🎨Franz Jozef Kline -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1910 N.S. d.5/13/1962 N.S. (51)
Painter
Misc: abstract expressionist

Margaret Wise Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1910 d.11/13/1952 (42)
Children's Author

✍🎭🎵🎷Artie Shaw -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1910 d.12/30/2004 (94)
Author, Movie Actor, Stage Producer, Composer, Clarinetist, Bandleader, Jazz Saxophonist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Arthur Isaac Arshawsky; Jane Cranes's, Margaret Allen's, Lana Turner's, Elizabeth Kern's, Ava Gardner's, Kathleen Winsor's, Doris Dowling's, then Evelyn Keyes' hubby; wed 8x's
Movie Titles: Flags of Our Fathers, The Aviator, Raging Bull, The Rocketeer

🎭Dorothy Lee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1911 d.6/24/1999 (88)
Actress

🏆🥊Lou Brouillard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1911 d.9/14/1984 (73)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Canadian

🏆🎾Betty Nuthall Shoemaker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1911 d.11/8/1983 (72)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, English

🎭John Payne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1912 d.12/6/1989 (77)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Roanoke, VA
Misc: his name is NOT A TYPO!!!; Hollywood leading man of the 1930-40s
TV Shows: The Restless Gun (as Vint Bonner)
Movie Titles: Miracle on 34th Street

🎭Marius Goring -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1912 d.9/30/1998 (86)
Actor, English
TV Shows: Holocaust

🏆⚾Augie Galan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1912 d.12/28/1993 (81)
MLB Left Fielder

🎵Jean Françaix -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1912 d.9/25/1997 (85)
Composer, Musician, Pianist, French
Misc: Orchestrator

💰Alec Dickson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1914 d.9/23/1994 (80)
Founder
Misc: of the USO

✍📰Barbara Ward -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1914 d.5/31/1981 (67)
Writer, Economist
Book Titles: Only One Earth

S. Donald Stookey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1915 N.S. d.11/4/2014 N.S. (99)
Inventor
Misc: 60 patents related to glass and ceramics

🎭William Le Massena -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1916 d.1/19/1993 (76)
Actor

🎭Sid Melton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1917 d.11/2/2011 (94)
Actor
TV Shows: Danny Thomas Show (as Uncle Charley Halper), Green Acres (as Alf Monroe)

✍📰Walter Jackson Bate -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1918 d.7/26/1999 (81)
Author, Biographer, Educator

🎭🎵Betty Garrett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1919 d.2/11/2011 (91)
TV/Movie Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in St. Joseph, Mo.
TV Shows: All in the Family (as Irene Lorenzo), Laverne & Shirley (as Mrs. Edna Babish De Fazio)

🏆🎳Tony Lindemann -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1919 d.12/4/2009 (90)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🎭🎵🎷Helen O'Connell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1920 d.9/9/1993 (73)
TV Hostess, Jazz Singer
Names/Places: b. in Lima, OH
Misc: of Big Bands; some say b. 1921
Group Names: Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
TV Shows: Today (co-host)

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🎭Loren Tindall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1921 d.5/10/1973 (51)
Actor

🎭Grigori Chukrai -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1921 d.10/28/2001 (80)
Movie Director, Russian

🎨✍🎵🎷Humphrey Lyttelton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1921 d.4/25/2008 (86)
Cartoonist, Author, Composer, Bandleader, Jazz Trumpeter, English

James Blish -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1921 N.S. d.7/29/1975 N.S. (54)
Sci-fi Writer
Names/Places: MN:Benjamin

💰🎵Robert "Bumps" Blackwell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1922 N.S. d.3/9/1985 N.S. (62)
Hall of Famer, Executive, Music Producer, Arranger, Composer
Misc: of A&R; was 66?; once headed a band that included Quincy Jones and Ray Charles. He is credited with helping to turn gospel singer Sam Cooke into a soul great; some say b. 1918

✍🎵Alicia de Larrocha -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1923 d.9/25/2009 (86)
Author, Pianist, Danish (Denmark)
Names/Places: b. in Copenhagen

🎭Bill McCutcheon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1924 d.1/9/2002 (77)
TV/Stage Actor
TV Shows: Ball Four

🎭Ted Jordan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1924 d.3/30/2005 (80)
Actor
TV Shows: Gunsmoke (as Nathan Burke)

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🎵Mac Wiseman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1925 N.S. d.2/24/2019 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Bluegrass Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN: Malcolm B. Wiseman; NN: The Voice with a Heart

Joshua Lederberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1925 d.2/2/2008 (82)
Scientist, Microbiologist
Misc: microbal genetics and artifical intelligence

🎵Arthur Gunter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1926 d.3/16/1976 (49)
Songwriter, Singer
Song Titles: Baby Let's Play House (known for the original version of Elvis Presley's hit)

🎭Joseph Roman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1927 N.S. d.2/6/2018 N.S. (90)
Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 1991
TV Shows: Quincy M.E. (as Sgt. Brill)
Movie Titles: Bugsy, Murphy's Law, Love and Bullets

🏆Nina Otkalenko -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1928 d.5/13/2015 N.S. (86)
Olympic Athlete, Soviet
Misc: 800 m, 9 world records

🎭Mary Fickett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1928 d.9/8/2011 (83)
Soap Actress
TV Shows: All My Children (as Ruth Brent Martin)

🎭Nigel Davenport -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1928 d.10/25/2013 (85)
Movie Actor, English
Movie Titles: Chariots of Fire

🎭🎵🎷Rosemary Clooney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1928 d.6/29/2002 (74)
Movie Actress, Commercial Actress, Pop Singer, Jazz Singer
Names/Places: b. in Maysville, KY
Misc: belted out some fine Clooney Tunes; Coronet spokesperson
TV Shows: The Rosemary Clooney Show

🎵🎷Julian Euell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1929 N.S. d.7/7/2019 N.S. (90)
Jazz Bassist

🎨Richard Anuszkiewicz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1930 N.S. d.5/19/2020 N.S. (89)
Painter, Sculptor
Misc: Printmaker

🎭🎵🏆Laura Devon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1931 d.7/19/2007 (76)
Actress, Singer, Model

Robert Moog -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1934 d.8/21/2005 (71)
Inventor
Names/Places: MN:A.
Misc: his Moog Synthesizer is an electronic musical instrument

🎵"General" Norman Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1941 d.10/13/2010 (69)
Songwriter, Soul Singer
Misc: AP says b. 1943
Group Names: Chairmen of the Board (as lead)

✍🎭Zalman King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1942 d.2/3/2012 (69)
Writer, Actor, Producer, Movie Director

🏆🥊Mary Alfonsi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1942 d.8/25/2011 (69)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Donna Christanello

🎵Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1944 N.S. d.10/29/1979 N.S. (35)
Drummer, Rhythm and Blues Musician
Group Names: Parliament, Funkadelic

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🎵Misty Morgan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1945 N.S. d.1/1/2021 N.S. (75)
Songwriter, Keyboardist, Country Singer
Group Names: Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan
Song Titles: Tennessee Bird Walk, Humphrey the Camel
Album Titles: Birds of a Feather, Two Sides of Jack and Misty

🏆🥊Ernesto Marcel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1948 N.S. d.6/29/2020 N.S. (72)
Boxer, Panamaian

Alan García Perez -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1949 N.S. d.4/17/2019 N.S. (69)
Head of State, Peruvian
Misc: President of Peru (1985-90)

Martin McGuinness -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1950 N.S. d.5/21/2017 N.S. (66)
Politician, Northern Ireland

🏆🥊Marvelous Marvin Hagler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1954 N.S. d.3/13/2021 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: b. in New Jersey
Misc: world middleweight champion 1980-87; WBA & WBC pro; pro record 62-3-2 with 52 KOs; some say b.'54 or '55

🎵Jimmy McShane -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1957 d.3/25/1995 (37)
Pop Singer
Group Names: Baltimora
Song Titles: Tarzan Boy

🏆🏀Rasual Butler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1979 N.S. d.1/31/2018 N.S. (38)
NBA Player

🏆🏈Charles Rogers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1981 N.S. d.11/11/2019 N.S. (38)
NFL Wide Receiver, College Football Player

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👑King Henry V Of Germany And Holy Roman Empire -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1081 d.5/23/1125 (44)
King
Misc: ruled 1099-

Girolamo Savonarola -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1452 d.5/23/1498 (45)
Religionist, Social Reformer

🎖Captain William Kidd -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1645 Ju-1 d.5/23/1701 Ju-1 (56)
Captain, Outlaw, Pirate, Scottish
Misc: some say b. Mar 23, 1645; date approximated

✍📰William Bradford II -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/20/1663 d.5/23/1752 (89)
Dramatist/Playwright, Publisher, Printer, English
Misc: some sources say he was born in 1660; printed the first New York paper money & newspaper

✍🎖⚖James Otis -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1725 d.5/23/1783 (58)
Author, Revolutionary, Lawyer

Henry Cort -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1740 or ??/??/1741 d.5/23/1800
Inventor

✍⛪Mason Locke Weems -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/11/1759 d.5/23/1825 (65)
Author, Writer, Clergyman
Names/Places: aka Parson Weems
Misc: Storyteller; invented the story of George Washington and the cherry tree

Baron Augustin-Louis Cauchy -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1789 d.5/23/1857 (67)
Mathematician, French
Misc: pioneered in analysis and the theory of substitution groups (groups whose elements are ordered sequences of a set of things).

🎖⚛Kit Carson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/24/1809 d.5/23/1868 (58)
General, Soldier, Hero, Frontiersman, Guide, Scout
Names/Places: RN:Christopher Carson
Misc: Trapper; Indian agent; his contributions to westward expansion in the United States rank him among the nation's great folk heroes.

📰Mark Lemon -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1809 d.5/23/1870 (60)
Publisher
Misc: Punch and The Field magazines founder

🎨Francis B. Carpenter -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1830 d.5/23/1900 (69)
Painter

📰Mary Ashton Livermore -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1821 d.5/23/1905 (83)
Publisher, Social Reformer, Suffragate, Political Activist

Henrik Ibsen -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/20/1828 d.5/23/1906 (78)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Norweigan
Misc: "A Doll's House", "Ghosts", "Peer Gynt", "Hedda Gabler"

💰Henry E. Huntington -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1850 d.5/23/1927 (77)
Philanthropist
Misc: railroad builder

Bonnie Parker -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1910 d.5/23/1934 (23)
Outlaw
Misc: Bonnie & Clyde, the Bank Robbers

Clyde Barrow -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1909 d.5/23/1934 (25)
Outlaw
Misc: of the Bonnie & Clyde bank robber couple

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Charles DeKay -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/25/1848 d.5/23/1935 (86)
Poet, Linguist, Critic, Critic
Misc: in art

💰John D. Rockefeller -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/8/1839 d.5/23/1937 (97)
Industrialist, Philanthropist, Zillionaire
Names/Places: b. in Richford, N.Y.; MN:Davison
Misc: Capitalist; Standard Oil Company and University of Chicago founder

Heimlich Himmler -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/7/1900 d.5/23/1945 (44)
Nazi Leader
Names/Places: b. in Munich
Misc: considered the most notorious leader of the Third Reich, second only to Adolf Hitler; killed himself by poisoning on May 23, 1945, in Luneburg, Germany.

🎭Minnie Dupree -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1873 d.5/23/1947 (74)
Actress

🏆🥊Gama Pahalwan -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/22/1878 N.S. d.5/23/1960 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, India
Names/Places: aka The "Great Gama" and Ghulam Muhammad

Georges Claude -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1870 N.S. d.5/23/1960 N.S. (89)
Chemist, Engineer, French
Misc: Neon Light inventor

🎭Joan Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/29/1907 d.5/23/1961 (53)
Movie Actress, TV/Radio Actress, Comedienne, Vaudevillaness
Names/Places: Beverly Wills' mom
Misc: some say b. in 1912
TV Shows: I Married Joan (as Joan Stevens)

🎭🎵Eddy Howard -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1914 d.5/23/1963 (48)
Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Singer, Bandleader

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🎨David Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1906 d.5/23/1965 (59)
Painter, Sculptor

🎭Ruth Gates -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1886 d.5/23/1966 (79)
Actress
TV Shows: Mama (as Aunt Jenny)

🎭Philip Coolidge -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1908 d.5/23/1967 (58)
Actor
TV Shows: The Farmers' Daughter (as the butler)

🎭James Burke -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1886 d.5/23/1968 (81)
Actor
Misc: d. May 28?
TV Shows: Mark Saber (as Sgt. Tim Maloney)

🎵Merle Kendrick -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/19/1896 d.5/23/1968 (71)
Bandleader

🎵Jimmy McHugh -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/10/1894 d.5/23/1969 (74)
Composer/Songwriter
Misc: he is credited with writing over 500 songs recorded by artists like Frank Sinatra, Bing Crozby, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and others.

🎭Nydia Westman -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1902 d.5/23/1970 (68)
Actress
Misc: often played giggly old maids
TV Shows: Mary Kay & Johnny (as Mary Kay's mother)

🎵Cliff Jackson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/19/1902 d.5/23/1970 (67)
Pianist

🎭Athena Lorde -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/11/1915 d.5/23/1973 (57)
Actress
Names/Places: Jim Boles' wife
TV Shows: One Man's Family

🎭🎵"Moms" Mabley -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1897 N.S. d.5/23/1975 N.S. (78)
Actress, Comedienne, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: NN: Dirty Old Lady; RN: Loretta Mary Aiken
Misc: had 13 comedy albums on the charts; some say b. 1894

🎵Reg Owen -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1921 d.5/23/1978 (57)
Arranger, Conductor, English

✍🎭🎵George Jessel -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/3/1898 d.5/23/1981 (83)
Author, Humorist, Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Vaudevillan, Music Producer, Lyricist, Songwriter
Misc: a grand old man in showbiz, America's Toastmaster General

✍🎭Sterling Hayden -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1916 d.5/23/1986 (70)
Writer, TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: RN:John Hamilton or RLN:Relyea Walter
TV Shows: The Blue & the Gray
Movie Titles: Dr. Strangelove, Asphalt Jungle, Cobra

📰David Schoenbrum -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1915 d.5/23/1988 (73)
Journalist

🏆🎾Ted Tinling -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1910 d.5/23/1990 (79)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, English

🏆⚾Charles Ernest Keller -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1916 d.5/23/1990 (73)
MLB Player

✍🎭Fletcher Markle -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1921 N.S. d.5/23/1991 N.S. (70)
Writer, Radio Actor, Producer/Director, Canadian

🎵Wilhelm Kempff -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1895 d.5/23/1991 (95)
Pianist, German

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🎭James Millhollin -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/23/1915 d.5/23/1993 (77)
Actor

🎵🎷Joe Pass -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1929 d.5/23/1994 (65)
Jazz Guitarist

🏆🏈Daniel Fortmann -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/11/1916 d.5/23/1995 (79)
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard
Misc: 3x NFL champ, 6x First Team All-Pro, 3x Pro-Bowl; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (1936-1943)

🎭Dorothy Hyson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/24/1914 d.5/23/1996 (81)
Actress

🎭Patrick Cargill -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1918 d.5/23/1996 (77)
Actor
Movie Titles: Magic Christian

🎭Dorothy Gulliver -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/6/1908 d.5/23/1997 (88)
Movie Actress

🏆🥊Blue Blazer -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/7/1965 d.5/23/1999 (34)
Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Owen Hart

🏆🥊Owen Hart -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/7/1965 N.S. d.5/23/1999 N.S. (34)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: aka The Blue Blazer and The Golden Nugget

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🏆🏌Sam Snead -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/27/1912 d.5/23/2002 (89)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: won both Masters and PGA 3 times and British Open once; runner-up in U.S. Open 4 times; PGA Player of Year in 1949; oldest player (52 years, 10 months) to win PGA event with Greater Greensboro Open title in 1965; all-time PGA Tour career victory leader with 81; in 1979 at 67, he shot a 66 (1st golfer to shoot below his age)

🎵Clifford Antone -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/27/1949 d.5/23/2006 (56)
Hall of Famer, Music Figure
Misc: founder of a blues club Antone's that helped start the careers of Texas music artists

Lloyd Bentsen Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/11/1921 d.5/23/2006 (85)
Senator, Government Official
Misc: US Secretary of Treasury

🎵Bruce Duncan "Utah" Phillips -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1935 N.S. d.5/23/2008 N.S. (73)
Folk Singer
Song Titles: Moose Turd Pie

🎨Cornell Capa -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1918 d.5/23/2008 (90)
Photographer

🎵🎸William "Bill" Francis -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/16/1942 d.5/23/2010 N.S. (68)
Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show

🏆⚾José Lima -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/30/1972 d.5/23/2010 (37)
MLB Player, Dominican Republican

🎭🎵Harold Baron "Hal" Jackson -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/3/1915 N.S. d.5/23/2012 N.S. (96)
Hall of Famer, Radio Broadcaster, Radio Disc Jock

🏆🏁Frank Arciero -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/7/1925 d.5/23/2012 (86)
Auto Racer

🏆Brian Sternberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/21/1943 d.5/23/2013 (69)
Sports Figure
Misc: a former record-holder in the Men's pole vault

🏆🏀Floyd (Basketball) Robinson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/28/1941 d.5/23/2013 (72)
NBA Player

🎵Georges Moustaki -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1934 d.5/23/2013 (79)
Songwriter, Singer, French
Names/Places: RN:Joseph Moustacci

🎭Mona Freeman -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/9/1926 d.5/23/2014 (87)
Movie Actress

⛪🎭Anne Meara -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/20/1929 N.S. d.5/23/2015 N.S. (85)
Roman Catholic, Soap Actress, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Commercial Actress, Irish
Names/Places: b. Brooklyn; Jerry Stillers' wife & comedic partner, Ben's mother
Misc: James Brady gives me b. Sept 22, other sources say b. Sept 20
TV Shows: Paul Lynde Show (as Grace Dickerson), The Corner Bar, Kate McShane (star), Rhoda (as Sally Gallagher), Archie Bunker's Place (as Veronica Rooney), Alf (semireg), All My Children, Murphy Brown
Movie Titles: The Boys From Brazil, Awakenings, Crooked Lines, Zoolander, Sex in the City: The Movie

⚛📰John Forbes Nash -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/13/1928 N.S. d.5/23/2015 N.S. (86)
Mathematician, Economist
Misc: Nobel economics laureate who was the subject of the book and movie "A Beautiful Mind."

⛪🎭Sir Roger Moore -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1927 N.S. d.5/23/2017 N.S. (89)
Protestant, TV/Movie Actor, English
Names/Places: b. in London
TV Shows: Ivanhoe, The Alaskans, Maverick (as Cousin Beauregard Maverick), The Saint (as Simon Templar)
Movie Titles: Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, Shout at the Devil, North Sea Hijack

🏆🏈Cortez Kennedy -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/23/1968 d.5/23/2017 N.S. (48)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl, 5x All-Pro
Sports Teams: Seattle Seahawks (1990-2000)

🎭Jeanna Michaels -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/9/1956 N.S. d.5/23/2018 N.S. (62)
Actress
TV Shows: Dallas (as Connie)

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Richard Peck -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1934 N.S. d.5/23/2018 N.S. (84)
Novelist

🏆🏀Eddie Sutton -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/12/1936 N.S. d.5/23/2020 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame; has over 800 wins as coach
Sports Teams: Arkansas Razorbacks, Kentucky Wildcats, Oklahoma State Cowboys

🎨✍Eric Carle -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/25/1929 N.S. d.5/23/2021 N.S. (91)
Designer, Illustrator, Children's Author
Book Titles: The Very Hungry Catepillar

🏆🏁Max Mosley -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/13/1940 N.S. d.5/23/2021 N.S. (81)
Auto Racer, English

✍🎭🎵Lorrae Desmond -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/2/1929 N.S. d.5/23/2021 N.S. (91)
Playwright, Actress, Personality, Singer, Australian
Names/Places: RN: Beryl Hunt aka Sheila Hunt

Carolus Linnaeus -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.5/23/1707 N.S. or 5/12/1707 J-LD or 5/12/1707 Ju-1 or 5/13/1707 J-Sw d.1/10/1778 N.S. (70)
Scientist, Botanist, Naturalist, Physician, Zoologist, Swedish
Names/Places: RN:Carl von Linne; NN:The father of modern systematic botany
Misc: Carolus Linnaeus was born in 1701 on May 13 Swedish Style calendar, or May 12 Julian-1 or Julian-LD calendar, or May 23 Gregorian calendar.

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