May 23rd is also known as Lucky Penny Day and Turtle Day.
We made it to day 144 of the year and there’s 222 days left in 2024.
This day in history has changed the world in many ways. It’s a day that’s had an important role in history, in areas such as politics, television and so much more. Find out all you need to know about what happened on this day.
Did you know that on this day in 1984, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was released in the US? The second in the film series, it was directed by Steven Spielberg.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about May 23rd in history!
What memorable events happened on May 23 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Blizzard released its first shooter game, Overwatch, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
This team-based multiplayer first-person shooter was a huge sidestep from any games previously released by Blizzard, such as Diablo, Warcraft, or Starcraft. Overwatch reused many elements from a Blizzard game dubbed “Titan”, which was canceled in 2014.
The final episode of LOST aired.
It was simultaneously screened in the US, UK, and six other countries. This was done to avoid spoilers and illegal internet downloads.
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Unfortunately, May 23rd has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Roger Moore was an English actor born on October 14, 1927. He died on this day in 2017, at age 89 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.
May 23, 2017 (Age 89)
Below you’ll find the most popular quotes people have said on May 23rd throughout history.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
World Turtle Day was founded in 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue to try and protect both turtles and tortoises around the world from environmental dangers and celebrate how awesome they are. A great way to participate today is to donate to a turtle sanctuary!
National Lucky Penny Day
Find a penny, pick it up, and all day long, you’ll have good luck! Today is Lucky Penny Day, and the best way to get involved is to go on a penny hunt. For an extra challenge, hunt with a friend and see who can find the most!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
In Ancient Greece, throwing an apple to a woman was a symbolic declaration of love, and to catch it was to show acceptance of that love.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on this day all share the Gemini star sign.
The Gemini is alarmingly adaptable to a wide range of social situations. Whenever there is a Gemini in the room, they will be very confident with everyone around them.
If you were born in May, your birthstone is the emerald. Did you know that Columbia is the largest supplier of Emeralds and is responsible for more than 60% of the world’s production?
If you were born on May 23, your estimated date of conception would be August 30 in the previous year.
A baby that is conceived on May 23, 2024, will likely be due around February 13, 2025.