Famous People Born On May 23rd

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People born on May 23 fall under the Gemini sign. They are ruled by the planet Mercury. Blessed with intelligence and great communication skills, these individuals are perfectionist by nature. If they take up a job or an activity, they excel in the same. However, these individuals aren’t the serious types and instead are endowed with a sense of humor. They are fun-loving and love to make others around happy. Though May 23rd individuals are highly idealistic, they rarely have a clear concept for goals. They need help to develop realistic expectations.

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 1 
Drew Carey
(Actor)
Drew Carey
15
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Comedian Drew Carey is best known for Whose Line is it Anyway? and The Drew Carey Show. He has also hosted The Price Is Right. The former U.S. Marine has also been a professional wrestler. He supports libraries, is an occasional sports photographer, and has written an autobiography.
 2 
James Charles
(YouTuber, Makeup Artist, Model)
James Charles
166
Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Bethlehem, New York
 3 
Jewel
(Singer-Songwriter)
Jewel
25
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Payson, Utah, United States
 4 
Rosemary Clooney
(Actress and Singer)
Rosemary Clooney
16
Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Maysville, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 29, 2002
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner Rosemary Clooney, aunt of George Clooney, was known for her roles in movies such as White Christmas and for her hit jazz/pop tracks such as This Ole House. She chaired a foundation for the brain-injured, in memory of her sister, and also authored two autobiographies. 
 5 
Joan Collins
(Actress)
Joan Collins
17
Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Paddington, London, United Kingdom
Joan Collins, sister of renowned author Jackie Collins, is best known for her Golden Globe-winning role of Alexis Carrington in Dynasty, an iconic soap of the 1980s. She has also written several books, including beauty books, memoirs, and novels. A seasoned theater actor, she also received the DBE and OBE.
 6 
Carl Linnaeus
(Botanist)
Carl Linnaeus
51
Birth Year: 1707
Birthplace: Linnés Råshults Stiftelse, Älmhult Municipality, Sweden
Died: January 10, 1778

Swedish botanist and lecturer Carl Linnaeus, who established the concept of binomial nomenclature, or the system of naming organisms, is also known as the father of modern taxonomy. His system of classification is known as Linnaean taxonomy. He was the first to include humans and apes under the header Anthropomorpha.

 7 
Bray Wyatt
(Professional Wrestler)
Bray Wyatt
15
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Brooksville, Florida, United States

Bray Wyatt is a professional wrestler. Signed to the popular wrestling promotion WWE, Bray Wyatt uses intimidation as a major factor to gain an upper hand over his opponents. He also uses gimmicks, such as playing with his opponents' psychology to win matches. Wyatt has held several championship titles, such as the WWE Universal Championship and WWE Championship.

 8 
Aaron Donald
(American football player)
Aaron Donald
18
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
 9 
Melissa McBride
10
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
 10 
Marvelous Marvin Hagler
(American Professional Boxer and Film Actor)
Marvelous Marvin Hagler
12
Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 13, 2021

Marvelous Marvin Hagler was an American boxer and actor who reigned as the middleweight division's undisputed champion from 1980 to 1987, during which he had 12 successful title defenses. Regarded as one of the greatest middleweight boxers of all time, Hagler was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame as well as the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

 11 
Scatman Crothers
(Actor and Musician)
Scatman Crothers
5
Birth Year: 1910
Birthplace: Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Died: November 22, 1986

Scatman Crothers was an American musician and actor. Also a prolific voice-over actor, Crothers contributed immensely to the success of several animated TV series, such as Harlem Globetrotters, The Transformers, and Hong Kong Phooey. For his contribution to the American TV and film industry, Scatman Crothers was awarded a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 12 
Ryan Coogler
(Director)
Ryan Coogler
5
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA
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Anatoly Karpov
(One of the Greatest Chess Players of All Time)
Anatoly Karpov
3
Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Zlatoust, Russia

Russian chess grandmaster, Anatoly Karpov, was the official world champion from 1975 to 1985, before finally being defeated by Garry Kasparov. With over 160 first-place finishes, Karpov is widely considered one of the greatest players in history. Since his retirement, he has involved himself in several humanitarian causes. He has an extensive stamp collection.

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Maxwell
(R&B artist whose albums Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite and BLACKsummers'night were both Platinum-certified)
Maxwell
0
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 15 
Kelly Monaco
(Actor, Playboy Playmate, Model, Television actor)
Kelly Monaco
5
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Philadelphia
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Joe Gomez
(Football player)
Joe Gomez
5
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Catford, England
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Artie Shaw
(Musician)
Artie Shaw
3
Birth Year: 1910
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: December 30, 2004
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Rubens Barrichello
(Racing Driver Who Competed in Formula One Between 1993 and 2011)
Rubens Barrichello
4
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Rubens Barrichello is a Brazilian racing driver best known for competing in Formula One and scoring 11 Grand Prix wins between 1993 and 2011. From 2000 to 2005, he drove for Ferrari as Michael Schumacher's teammate and contributed to five constructors' titles for Ferrari.

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Douglas Fairbanks
6
Birth Year: 1883
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: December 12, 1939
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Mitch Albom
(Writer)
Mitch Albom
4
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States
 21 
John Ortiz
(Actor)
John Ortiz
4
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York

John Ortiz is an American actor best known for his performance in the 2010 romantic drama film Jack Goes Boating, for which he received nominations for a Gotham Award and Independent Spirit Award. John Ortiz is credited with co-founding the LAByrinth Theater Company, a non-profit, Off-Broadway company, for which he serves as the current artistic director.

 22 
Michael Porter
(Economist, Researcher, Author, Advisor, Speaker and Teacher)
Michael Porter
5
Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Ann Arbor
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Gavin Free
(Actor, Director)
Gavin Free
2
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Thame, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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H. Jon Benjamin
6
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Worcester
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Lisa Joy
(Screenwriter, Television producer)
Lisa Joy
1
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
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Ambrose Burnside
(United States Senator from Rhode Island (1875-81))
Ambrose Burnside
6
Birth Year: 1824
Birthplace: Liberty, Indiana, United States
Died: September 13, 1881
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Karen Duffy
1
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Queens, New York (state) New York, U.S.
 28 
Betty Garrett
(Actress)
Betty Garrett
1
Birth Year: 1919
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri
Died: February 12, 2011
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John Payne
(Actor)
John Payne
2
Birth Year: 1912
Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia
Died: December 6, 1989
 30 
Jaxson Hayes
(Basketball player)
Jaxson Hayes
3
Birth Year: 2000
Birthplace: Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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Lauren Shehadi
(Sportscaster)
Lauren Shehadi
3
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: McLean, Virginia, United States
Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester
3
Birth Year: 1208
Birthplace: Montfort-l'Amaury
Died: August 4, 1265

French nobleman Simon de Montfort gave away his family lands to become the Earl of Leicester instead. Though King Henry III married off his sister Eleanor to Simon without consulting his barons, Simon later turned against the king. After being killed by Roger Mortimer, Simon’s body was mutilated by royalists.

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John Bardeen
(Engineer and Physicist)
John Bardeen
6
Birth Year: 1908
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Died: January 30, 1991

American engineer, physicist and Nobel laureate John Bardeen is the only person who received the Nobel Prize in Physics twice. He shared the first Nobel with William Shockley and Walter Brattain in 1956 for inventing the transistor, and the second with Leon N Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer in 1972 for proposing the BCS theory, a microscopic theory of superconductivity.

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Margaret Fuller
(American Journalist, Critic, Editor, and Women's Rights Advocate)
Margaret Fuller
1
Birth Year: 1810
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 19, 1850

Margaret Fuller was an American journalist, critic, editor, women's rights advocate, and translator. She is best remembered for her association with the transcendentalism movement. Her 1843 book Woman in the Nineteenth Century is widely regarded as the first major feminist book in the USA. An advocate of women's rights, Margaret Fuller was the first female war correspondent in the USA.

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Hans Frank
(German Politician and Lawyer Who Served as Governor-General of Poland During World War II)
Hans Frank
9
Birth Year: 1900
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: October 16, 1946

Hitler’s legal advisor Hans Frank was made the governor-general of Poland after World War II broke out. Known as the Butcher of Poland for his atrocities against the Jews, he was hanged at the end of the Nuremberg Trials. He penned his autobiography while awaiting his execution.

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Linden Ashby
(Soap opera actor who played Cameron Kirsten on The Young and the Restless portrayed Paul Hollingsworth in Days of Our Lives)
Linden Ashby
3
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Atlantic Beach, Florida, United States

Linden Ashby is an American martial artist and actor. He is best known for playing Johnny Cage in the 1995 movie Mortal Kombat, which was adapted from a video game series of the same name. Ashby is also renowned for his performance in The Young and the Restless for which he was nominated at the 2005 Soap Opera Digest Awards.

 37 
D. J. Cotrona
1
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
 38 
Martin McGuinness
(3rd Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland (2007 - 2017))
Martin McGuinness
0
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Derry, Northern Ireland
Died: March 21, 2017

Once the deputy minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness has also served as his country’s education minister. He had also been part of the Provisional Irish Republican Army during the Northern Ireland conflict. The Sinn Féin politician had a major role to play in the Good Friday Agreement.

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Angelo Ogbonna
(Footballer centre-back)
Angelo Ogbonna
1
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Cassino, Italy
 40 
Rahman
(Actor)
Rahman
1
Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Herbert Marshall
(Screen and Radio Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Gaston Monescu’ in the Film ‘Trouble in Paradise’)
Herbert Marshall
1
Birth Year: 1890
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 22, 1966

Herbert Marshall was an English actor best remembered for playing important roles in popular Hollywood films during the 1930s and 1940s. He was one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood at the peak of his career. In 1960, Herbert Marshall was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the film industry.

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Barbara Barrie
(American Actress Best Known for Her Role as 'Evelyn Stohler' in the Film 'Breaking Away')
Barbara Barrie
3
Birth Year: 1931
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
While she soared to fame with her Cannes Award-winning role in One Potato, Two Potato, Barbara Barrie later also earned an Academy Award nomination for Breaking Away. She was typecast as plain Janes and bespectacled women. She later defeated rectal cancer and penned a book on her struggle with disease.
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Philip I of France
(King of the Franks from 1060 to 1108)
Philip I of France
0
Birth Year: 1052
Birthplace: Champagne-et-Fontaine, France
Died: July 29, 1108
 44 
Robert Moog
(Founder of Moog Music and the Inventor of the First Commercial Synthesizer)
Robert Moog
2
Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 21, 2005

Robert Moog was an engineering physicist widely regarded as the pioneer of electronic music.  He launched the first commercial synthesizer, the Moog synthesizer, in 1964. A few years later, he launched the Minimoog, which went on to become the most famous and influential synthesizer in history. He taught at the University of North Carolina in his later years. 

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Alex Eala
(Tennis Player)
Alex Eala
9
Birth Year: 2005
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines
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Chris Gethard
0
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: West Orange, New Jersey
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Franz Mesmer
(Doctor)
Franz Mesmer
0
Birth Year: 1734
Birthplace: Swabia, Germany
Died: March 5, 1815

Though a doctor, Franz Mesmer studied the influence of astronomical bodies on the human body and on an invisible fluid inside it. He was a pioneer of animal magnetism, or mesmerism, which paved the path for modern-day hypnotism. Critics slammed his ideas and called him a fraud, too.

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Alfred P. Sloan
(CEO of General Motors Corporation)
Alfred P. Sloan
1
Birth Year: 1875
Birthplace: New Haven
Died: February 17, 1966
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Lauren Chapin
(Actress)
Lauren Chapin
1
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Lane Garrison
0
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on May 23

Personality
People born on May 23 are said to be endowed with above average intelligence and mental ability. Additionally, they are social animals and enjoy being around the company of others. People born on this day have a great sense of humor and like to laugh often. They are also fun loving and enjoy going on social outings with friends and family. They want the best for themselves and the people around them which makes them very goal oriented. When it comes down to realizing their goals, these people are hard workers and pay attention to details.

Health
People born on this day are said to be high strung. These people are perfectionists which can cause them a lot of unneeded stress. These individuals also have a nervous temperament. They can often get into bad habits such as smoking or drinking too much due to stress. People born on this day are also prone to frequent headaches and insomnia. The best thing May 23rd natives can do is to learn how to calm down and develop good relaxation techniques. This will help curb many of the stress-related health problems that they experience.

Finances
May 23rd natives are spendthrift. They are high on fashion and style and more than often spend their money without thinking and on objects they do not need. As such, these people are not good with keeping money. Also, saving for a rainy day is not in the agenda of a May 23rd individual.

Career
These people have a natural gift for communication with others. They do well in jobs that allow them to be social and where they can express themselves. They have a passion for improvisation and can make good comedians. They also do well with art, especially in guiding or teaching positions.

Relationships, Marriage, and Children
People born on this day tend to be a little immature. They have trouble growing up. When life gets too hard, they return to the mind state of a child. In matters of relationship, May 23rd natives are extremely romantic. They are naturally flirtatious and enjoy being in a relationship more than anything else. They like going out on dates and love being the center of attention. Smart conversation interests these people. As parents, these people are conventional but tend to be more of a friend to their child than a parent.

Lucky Colors: Green
Lucky Numbers: 5, 14, 23, 32, 41, 50, 68, 77
Lucky Days (of the month): 6, 10, 15
Lucky Days (of the week): Tuesday