Died On May 23rd

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Discover the most famous people who died on May 23. The list includes people like John Forbes Nash, Jr., John D. Rockefeller, Roger Moore, Henrik Ibsen, Sam Snead. Famous personalities featured on this list, include poets, soldiers, lawyers and journalists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & France and many more countries.
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 1 
John D. Rockefeller
(American Businessman and Founder of the 'Standard Oil Company')
John D. Rockefeller
31
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 8, 1839
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richford, New York, United States
Died: 1937
 2 
Roger Moore
(Famous for His Portrayal as the Fictional British Secret Agent 'James Bond' in Seven Films)
Roger Moore
22
Birthdate: October 14, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockwell, London, England
Died: 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 3 
Bonnie Parker
(Bank Robber)
Bonnie Parker
62
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rowena, Texas, United States
Died: 1934
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 4 
John Forbes Nash Jr.
(Mathematician)
John Forbes Nash Jr.
30
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bluefield, West Virginia, United States
Died: 2015
 5 
Owen Hart
(Canadian Professional Wrestler)
Owen Hart
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
Died: 1999
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 6 
Anne Meara
(Actress & Comedian)
Anne Meara
5
Birthdate: September 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 7 
Kit Carson
(Explorer & Soldier)
Kit Carson
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 24, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madison County
Died: 1868
 8 
Henrik Ibsen
(Norwegian-Danish Playwright and Theatre Director)
Henrik Ibsen
20
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 20, 1828
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skien, Telemark, Norway
Died: 1906
 9 
Sterling Hayden
(Actor, Author, Sailor and an Office of Strategic Services' Agent During World War II)
Sterling Hayden
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1986
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 10 
Girolamo Savonarola
(Italian Preacher, Reformer and Martyr)
Girolamo Savonarola
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 21, 1452
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ferrara, Italy
Died: 1498
 11 
Sam Snead
(Professional Golfer)
Sam Snead
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ashwood
Died: 2002
 12 
Eric Carle
(Author)
Eric Carle
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 13 
Ismail I
(sovereign, poet, writer)
Ismail I
5
Birthdate: July 17, 1487
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ardabil
Died: 1524
 14 
Moms Mabley
(American comedian)
Moms Mabley
4
Birthdate: March 19, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brevard, North Carolina, United States
Died: 1975
 15 
Augustin-Louis Cauchy
(Mathematician)
Augustin-Louis Cauchy
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 21, 1789
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1857
 16 
Cortez Kennedy
(American football player)
Cortez Kennedy
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Osceola, Arkansas, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 17 
Simon Monjack
(Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer)
Simon Monjack
5
Birthdate: March 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London Borough of Hillingdon
Died: 2010
 18 
Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 9, 1882
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1947
 19 
Leopold von Ranke
(German Historian and a Founder of Modern Source-Based History)
Leopold von Ranke
0
Birthdate: December 21, 1795
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wiehe, Roßleben-Wiehe, Germany
Died: 1886
 20 
Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor
1
Birthdate: August 11, 1086
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Goslar, Germany
Died: 1125
 21 
Joe Pass
(Jazz guitarist who performed with George Shearing in 1965 and worked as a session musician in Los Angeles.)
Joe Pass
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 13, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1994
Yevgeny Rodionov
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kuznetsky District, Penza Oblast
Died: 1996
 23 
George Jessel
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1981
 24 
Patrick Cargill
0
Birthdate: June 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England
Died: 1996
 25 
Giovanni Falcone
(Magistrate, Judge, Lawyer)
Giovanni Falcone
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Palermo
Died: 1992
 26 
Clyde Barrow
(Murderer)
Clyde Barrow
10
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 24, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ellis County, Texas, United States
Died: 1934
 27 
Wilhelm Kempff
(German Pianist and Composer Known for His Interpretations of the Music of 'Ludwig Van Beethoven' and 'Franz Schubert')
Wilhelm Kempff
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 25, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jüterbog, Germany
Died: 1991
 28 
Jerry Perenchio
(Businessman)
Jerry Perenchio
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: 2017
 29 
Paul Fussell
(Historian)
Paul Fussell
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 22, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: 2012
 30 
Bill Yoast
(American Football Coach)
Bill Yoast
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Florence, Alabama, United States
Died: 2019
 31 
Pope Urban I
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0230
 32 
David Smith
(Sculptor)
David Smith
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Decatur, Indiana, United States
Died: 1965
 33 
Antipope Benedict XIII
(Spanish Antipope and Nobleman)
Antipope Benedict XIII
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 25, 1328
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Illueca, Spain
Died: 1423
 34 
Utah Phillips
(Former folk singer known for Goodnight-Loving Trail and Daddy, What's a Train?)
Utah Phillips
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 2008
 35 
Henry Cort
(Ironmaster)
Henry Cort
0
Birthdate: 1740 AD
Birthplace: Lancaster, England
Died: 1800
 36 
James Otis, Jr.
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 5, 1725
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1783
 37 
Alicia Nash
(Salvadoran-American Physicist)
Alicia Nash
10
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador
Died: 2015
 38 
Heinrich Himmler
(Nazi Commander)
Heinrich Himmler
107
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 7, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria, Germany
Died: 1945
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 39 
William Kidd
(Pirate)
William Kidd
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1655 AD
Birthplace: Greenock, Scotland
Died: 1701
 40 
Herbert Austin, 1st Baron Austin
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 8, 1866
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Little Missenden, England
Died: 1941
 41 
Premindra Singh Bhagat
(Indian Army General Who Won the 'Victoria Cross' for His Gallantry During the World War II)
Premindra Singh Bhagat
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 1975
 42 
Terry Furlow
(Basketball player)
Terry Furlow
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States
Died: 1980
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 43 
William Aberhart
(7th Premier of Alberta, founder and first leader of the Alberta Social Credit)
William Aberhart
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 30, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada
Died: 1943
 44 
Roberto Sosa
(Author)
Roberto Sosa
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 18, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yoro, Honduras
Died: 2011
 45 
Bobby Joe Long
(Serial Killer)
Bobby Joe Long
40
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 14, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kenova, West Virginia, United States
Died: 2019
David Lewis (Politician)
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 23, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Svislach
Died: 1981
 47 
Georges Claude
(Engineer)
Georges Claude
0
Birthdate: September 24, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1960
 48 
Telford Taylor
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 24, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States
Died: 1998
 49 
Julie de Lespinasse
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 9, 1732
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: 1776
 50 
Kei Kumai
(Film Director)
Kei Kumai
0
Birthdate: June 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toyoshina, Japan
Died: 2007