May 23 is the 143rd day of the year. There are 222 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).
+ 1430 – Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to raise the Siege of Compiègne.
+ 1846 – Mexican–American War: President Mariano Paredes of Mexico unofficially declares war on the United States.
+ 1998 – The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland with roughly 75% voting yes.
+ 2015 – At least 46 people are killed as a result of floods caused by a tornado in Texas and Oklahoma.
+ 1910 – Artie Shaw, American clarinet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 2004)
+ 1933 – Joan Collins, English actress
+ 1956 – Buck Showalter, American baseball player, coach, and manager
+ 1958 – Drew Carey, American actor, game show host, and entrepreneur