1800s / 19th century history on the 23rd of May

1829 : Patent for the accordion was granted to Cyrill Demian in Vienna, Austrian Empire.

How Does The Accordion Work? | Discover Instruments : Latvian-born accordionist, Ksenija Sidorova, introduces the accordion in Classic FM’s video series (Classic FM YouTube channel video)
1900s / 20th century history on the 23rd of May

1934 : Bonnie and Clyde were killed by police. The notorious criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death by Texas and Louisiana state police while driving a stolen car near Sailes, Louisiana.

Rare Bonnie and Clyde film footage (video)

1944 : John Newcombe (AO OBE) the Australian tennis player was born in Sydney, Australia.

Former tennis player John Newcombe’s advice to his younger self : He is one of the greatest Aussie tennis players of all time. In this interview he reflects on his formative years. (ABC News In-depth verified YouTube channel video)

1958 : Drew Carey the American actor and television host was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Drew Carey Kills It In His First Appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1991 (Johnny Carson verified YouTube channel video)

1960 : A tsunami hit Hilo, in Hawaii, killing 61 people. It was caused by an earthquake over 10,000 kilometres (6000 miles) away in Chile, on the previous day, on the 22nd May 1960.

60th anniversary of Hilo’s 1960 tsunami (KHON2 News verified YouTube channel video)

1974 : Jewel the American singer-songwriter was born Jewel Kilcher in Payson, Utah, USA. Official website : jeweljk.com

Jewel – You Were Meant For Me (from Pieces Of You Live) – Featuring Steve Poltz (Jewel verified YouTube channel video)

1995 : Java programming language first version was released.

The Rise and Fall of Java (The Science Elf verified YouTube channel)
2000s / 21st century history on the 23rd of May

2006 : Mount Cleveland stratovolcano in Alaska erupted.

2017 : Sir Roger Moore (KBE) the English actor died aged 89 (born in 1927).

James Bond actor Roger Moore dies : Roger Moore, who gained worldwide stardom playing James Bond in seven installments of the franchise, died at the age of 89. CNN’s Sara Sidner looks back at his life and career. (CNN verified YouTube channel video)

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