May 23 is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 222 days remaining until the end of the year. There are many by great and memorable events that have occurred on on this day, these are just a few.

  • May 23 is also known as:
    • National Lucky Penny Day
      • Keep on the look out for pennies today.
      • Pennies are mostly worthless today due to inflation
      • Cost more to produce a Penny then it is worth
      •  Use #LuckyPennyDay to post on social media.
    • National Taffy Day
      • Taffy has become a fan favorite for many years
      • Salt Water Taft was invented in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1883
      • Celebrate this day by using #NationalTaffyDay to post on social media.
  • Historical Events
    • On May 23 1788 South Carolina ratifies the United States Constitution as the eighth American state.
    • On May 23 1846 Mexican–American War: President Mariano Paredes of Mexico unofficially declares war on the United States.
    • On May 23 1934 the American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.
    • On May 23 1945  World War II: Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Schutzstaffel, commits suicide while in Allied custody.
    • On May 23 2009 Former South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun commits suicide, jumping from a 45-meter cliff in Bongha, Gimhae, South Korea.
    • On May 23 2015  At least 46 people are killed as a result of floods caused by a tornado in Texas and Oklahoma.
  • Birthdays
    • Drew Carey (58)
    • Bray Wyatt (29)
    • Jewel (42)
    • Mathew Lintz (15)
    • Maxwell (43)
    • Linden Ashby (56)
    • Lea Delaria (58)
    • Marvin Hagler (62)
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