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MAY 23

Performing Aritsts
1883 Douglas Fairbanks (Colorado-born Actor) Douglas Fairbanks Actors Film
1910 Scatman Crothers (Indiana-born African-American Actor) Indiana Performing Artists Actors Film Notable African Americans African American Registry
Artie Shaw (New York City-born Clarinetist, Bandleader, Arranger, Composer ) Artie Shaw Popular Musician
1919 Ruth Fernández (Puerto Rican Musician) Ruth Fernández Latin-American Studies
1920 Helen O'Connell (Ohio-born Popular Singer) Ohio Performing Artists Popular Musician
1925 Mac Wiseman (Virginia-born Bluegrass Singer) Virginia Performing Artists Country and Western Musician
1928 Rosemary Clooney (Kentucky-born Popular Singer) Rosemary Clooney Popular Musician
1933 Joan Collins (English Actress) English Performing Artists Actors Film The History Channel
1936 Charles Kimbrough (Minnesota-born Actor) Minnesota Performing Artists Actors Television
1945 Lauren Chapin (Los Angeles-born Actress - Father Knows Best) Los Angeles Performing Artists Actors Television
1958 Drew Carey (Ohio-born Comedian, Actor) Drew Carey Actors Television
1974 Jewel (Utah-born Popular Singer) Utah Popular Musician
1984 Adam Wylie (California-born Actor) California Performing Artists Actors
Sports Figures
1943 John Newcombe (Australian Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) Australian Sports Figures Tennis Hall of Fame
1951 Anatoliy Karpov (Russian World Chess Champion) Russia Chess
1952 Marvin Hagler (New Jersey-born African-American Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) New Jersey Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame Notable African Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1934 Bonnie (Parker) and Clyde (Barrow) (Louisiana Police Shootout) Louisiana New York Times The History Channel Terxas State Historical Society
1981 George Jessel (New York City-born Performing Artist) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Radio Television
2002 Sam Snead (Virginia-born Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Virginia Performing Artists Golf Hall of Fame New York Times
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1921 Shuffle Along Opens at New York City's 63rd Street Music Hall New York City Musical Theater African-American Studies Internet Broadway Database African American Registry
1928 Fritz von Opel Uses 24 Sander Rockets to Reach 200 kph in His Opel-Rak II Experimental Rocket Car German Scientists & Inventors Automobile Racing Spaceline
1931 Police Shut Down a Dance Marathon/Walkathon in Spanaway, Washington Washington Dance History Link
1940 Frank Sinatra Records "I'll Never Smile Again" Frank Sinatra Popular Music The History Channel
1958 Wilt Chamberlain Announces He Is Leaving the University of Kansas to Join the Harlem Globetrotters Wilt Chamberlain Basketball Hall of Fame University of Kansas Basketball Harlem Globetrotters New York Times

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