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Notable Historical Events for May 23rd

1922Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films

1958Mao Zedong starts "Great leap forward" movement in China

1660King Charles II returns from exile sails from Scheveningen to England

1971Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale

1430Joan of Arc is captured at Compiegne & sold to the English

1962Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)

2000Eminem releases 3rd studio album 'The Marshall Mathers LP', is fastest ever selling studio album (Grammy - Best Rap Album 2001)

1939Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland

1948Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs

1965Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

May 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 23rd

1958Drew Carey, Cleveland, Ohio, American actor & comedian (Drew-Drew Carey Show)

1908John Bardeen, US, physicist (transistor, Nobel 1956, 1972)

1974Ken Jennings, American game show contestant

1707Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and the Father of Taxonomy (d. 1778)

1911Betty Nuthall, Surbiton England, tennis player (1930 U.S. Open champion)

1052King Philip I of France (d. 1108)

May 23rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 23rd

1942Comic book artist Jack Kirby (24) weds Roz Goldstein

1953John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy (31) weds activist and attorney Sargent Shriver at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

May 23rd Weddings
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Notable Divorces on May 23rd

1533King Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon's marriage declared null & void by authority English clergy not the Pope

1934First wife Marguerite Van Kessel divorces NFL player Curly Lambeau (36) after 14 years of marriage

May 23rd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on May 23rd

1934Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush at 23

1934Clyde Barrow, outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush

2002Sam Snead, American golfer (b. 1912)

1937John D Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 97

May 23rd Deaths
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