May 23 holidays in 2022

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula - International (Health & Body, United Nations)
Labor Day / May Day Jamaica Public Holiday
Constitution Day Germany Observance
World Turtle Day - Unofficial (Animals)
National Lucky Penny Day - Unofficial (Fun & Joy)
National Taffy Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Day off for Commonwealth Day Belize Public Holiday
Victoria Day Canada (All Except NS, PE, QC) National Holiday
National Patriots' Day Canada (Quebec) Local Holiday
Vlach’s National Day (for Vlach community) North Macedonia Optional Holiday

Historical Events on May 23

  • 1533: The marriage between King Henry VIII of England and Catherine of Aragon is annulled.
  • 1568: The 80 Years War starts with the Duke of Arenberg – Jean de Ligne – being defeated by Dutch rebels led by Louis of Nassau at the Battle of Heiligerlee.
  • 1609: The Second Virginia Charter is officially ratified.
  • 1701: Captain William Kidd is hanged in London, England on this day. He had been charged with murdering William Moore and of committing piracy.
  • 1788: South Carolina becomes the 8th American State to ratify the U.S Constitution.
  • 1846: Mexican President Mariano Paredes declares war on the U.S.
  • 1873: The NW Mounted Police is founded by the Canadian Parliament. This police force would eventually become the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  • 1900: For his gallantry in saving the regimental colors during the Battle of Fort Wagner in 1863, Sergeant William Harvey Carney – now 60-years old – is awarded the Medal of Honor.
  • 1915: Italy fulfills it part of the Treaty Of London by joining the Allies during World War I.
  • 1934: In the Bienville Parish in Louisiana, bank robbers Bonnie & Clyde are ambushed and killed by police in their car.
  • 1995: The first JAVA programming language version is released to the public.
  • 1998: The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in Northern Island with 3/4th of those voting, voting yes.
  • 2013: In Mount Vernon in Washington, The Internet 5 Bridge collapses over the Skagit River.
  • 2014: 7 people are killed and 14 others are injured during a killing spree near the University of California in Santa Barbara.
  • 2015: Floods in Oklahoma and Texas kill almost 50 people on this day.
  • 2016: Almost 50 people are killed by 2 suicide bombings in Aden, Yemen.

Famous Birthdays on May 23

  • American actor, director and screenwriter, Douglas Fairbanks is born in 1883.
  • Swedish novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize laureate, Pär Lagerkvist is born in 1891.
  • American physicist, engineer and Nobel Prize laureate, John Bardeen is born in 1908.
  • American actress, singer and dancer, Betty Garrett is born in 1919.
  • American actress Barbara Barrie is born in 1931.
  • American actor and TV game show host, Drew Carey is born in 1958.
  • American actress Karen Duffy is born in 1962.

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