1800s / 19th century history on the 23rd of May
1829 : Patent for the accordion was granted to Cyrill Demian in Vienna, Austrian Empire.
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.
1944 : John Newcombe (AO OBE) the Australian tennis player was born in Sydney, Australia.
1958 : Drew Carey the American actor and television host was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
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.
1974 : Jewel the American singer-songwriter was born Jewel Kilcher in Payson, Utah, USA. Official website : jeweljk.com
1995 : Java programming language first version was released.
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).
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