CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 23rd, the 144th day of the year.  There are 222

days remaining until the end of the year.

Marvelous Marvin Hagler
Marvelous Marvin Hagler

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Photograph

Month, National Recommitment Month, National Salad Month.

Older Americans Month, National Water Safety Month, National

Hamburger Month, Lucky Penny Day,


Ramon “Tiki” Fulwood, 80, drummer (Funkadellic)


Kenny Gattison, 60, basketball player

James Hasty, 59, football player

Maxwell, 51, singer

Rasual Butler, 45, basketball player


Scatman Crothers, 114, actor (d. 1986)

Scatman Crothers
Scatman Crothers

General Johnson, 81, singer (Chairmen of the Board) (d. 2010)

Marvelous Marvin Hagler, 70, boxing legend (d. 2021)


Moms Mabley, 1975, comedian/actor (b. 1894)


1861 – 3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe, Virginia.

1871 – Black inventor, L. Bell patented the locomotive smoke stack.

1900 – Sgt. William H. Carney becomes the first African American

awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Moms Mabley
Moms Mabley

1921 – “Shuffle Along”, 1st Black musical comedy opens in New York


1941 – Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on disqualification in 7 rounds

for the heavyweight boxing title.

1992 – President George Bush orders the Coast Guard to intercept

boats with Haitian refugees.

1995 – The first version of the Java programming language is



As a Gemini born on May 23rd, you feel most alive when surrounded by others. Seeing the world is important to you, but interacting with it is a necessity. For this reason, conversation is your playground and words prove to be your jungle gym or sandbox. You embrace words with an excitement and energy in a way that few others can duplicate. Your genuine interest in communication draws others in and makes you a highly sought after friend and companion.