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River Phoenix
A river runs through it...Born 8/23/70  Died 10/31/93, age 23.
Tried to explain the 23 enigma to friends... and confided to them that he was uneasy about turning 23.
(E! Biography special)
Hollywood Sign
Hooray for Hollywood
Built in 1923 as Hollywoodland to promote a housing development, it was declared Los Angeles Cultural Historical Monument #111 in 1973.
John BelushiGood night, John-boy
Born January 24 (24 - 1=23) 1949 (1+9+4+9=23)
Died March 5, 1982 (3/1982=3+1+9+8+2=23)
Graduated High School 1967 (1+9+6+7=23)
Graduated College 1/5/70 (1+5+1+9+7+0=23)
Bob FosseThis is t'big one, Elizabeth!  I'm comin' ta join ya now!
Born 6/23/27  Died 9/23/87,  7:23 p.m.
Debuted on Broadway as a dancer at age 23.  As in his autobiographical film All That Jazz, his heart done him in, and his estranged wife was present when he collapsed.
Orson WellesRosebud...
Died 1985 (1+9+8+5=23)
Did War of the Worlds at age 23.
More celebs born/died on the 23rd
upsie daisyApollo 13 (1995)
The cast and crew were taken on parabolic flights to create real weightlessness.  Each flight gave them 23 seconds of zero G. (IMDB)

Star Wars (1977)
Princess Leia occupies Death Star Cell AA-23.   When Luke is in the trench during his bombing run, the first number you see on the targeting computer is 23. In the final assault on the Death Star, Red 2 and Red 3 start the bombing runs at 23 degrees.

duck!!!!Twilight Zone (1983)
On 7/23/82, actor Vic Morrow lost his head (literally) and two child actors were also killed, when a helicopter crashed on them. One of the children, My-ca Dinh Le, was born on 1/

The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Continuity error:  The Red October's orders indicate actions to be taken on the 16th of the month.  A few seconds later, Jack Ryan asks "is it the 23rd?"(IMDB)

Charly (1968)
Charly's  surgery takes place in Operating Room 23.

Die Hard III (1995)
The train derails in subway station 23.

Airport (1970)
The little old lady stowaway (Helen Hayes) and the mad bomber (Van Heflin), occupy seats 23-A and 23-B.  
Van Heflin died 7/23/71.

23 skidoo!Yellow Submarine (1968)
Two words: Butterfly Stomper.


Happy Gilmore (1996)
The number on Sandler's helmet is 23.

The Prophecy (1995)
The Bible belonging to the dead angel Uziel has its bookmark on the 23rd chapter of Revelations. (There is no 23rd chapter of Revelations)

Legend of Hell House
Emerick Belasco, "The Roaring Giant," born 3/23/1879.

Schindler's List (1993)
NBC's broadcast of 2/23/97 was the first program ever to receive a TV-M (mature audience) rating.

da-da da-da da-DAHH-dahWizard of Oz (1939)
For 23 years, Auntie Em has wanted to tell Miss Gulch what she really thinks of her... but being a Christian woman, she can't say it.

Airport '77 (1977)
Flight 23 crashes into the Bermuda Triangle!!!

Airplane II (1982)
Space ship XR-2300.

Ginger did everything Fred did, BACKWARDS and in high heelsFollow the Fleet (1936)
During the final dance  on the boat, Fred gets whacked in the face by Ginger's sleeve.  The scene was re-shot 23 times, but ultimately the original take was used. (IMDB)


The Shining (1980)
The management of the Timberline Lodge (Mt. Hood, OR), used for the exterior shots, asked Kubrick not to use Room 217 (named in the book), fearing guests would not want to stay in that room.  The script was changed to (nonexistent) Room 237. (IMDB)

Don't try this at homeVolcano (1997)
Fire truck 23 fries in the lava.


True Grit (1969)
Rooster killed 23 in his 4 years as marshall.

Babe (1995)
. . . is contestant 23 in the Sheep Dog contest.

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Adams Family
Gomez's driving instructor, Number 23

Brady Bunch
Greg's football number, 23

I Love Lucy
The Ricardos live at 623 E. 68th St.
Vitameatavegamin is 23% alcohol.
Lucy hid baloney on page 23 of a book, during her phony hunger strike.
Dixie McCall, born February

Max Headroom
Network 23


X Files


Star Trek

1013 Productions

Scully and ex boyfriend Jack share the birthday 2/23

Scully's badge number: 2317-616

Mulder's Social Security number:123-32-1321

Tooms arrested 7/23

Crump arrested 10/23

23rd century!
Kirk born 3/22/2233
Spock born 2230
Uhura born 2239
Sulu born 2237
Crusher born 10/13

Picard entered Starfleet Academy in 2323.

Riker's serial number:
SC 231-427

Lt. O'Brien married Keiko on 5/23.

Silicon nodules were found at 23rd level, and that's when the trouble started.
(Devil in the Dark)

Parmen's wife is 2300 years old.
(Plato's Stepchildren)

Battle of Donatu-5 was fought 23 years previous to its mention in Trouble with Tribbles.

Picard commanded a 23-ship fleet.

barring acts of god...
In the Line of Duty...

January 23, 1943
During a radio show (a round table discussion with four others on Hitlerism), Alexander Woolcott suffered a heart attack at 7:15 p.m. and died in hospital four hours later. Hundreds of people tuned into the show were unaware anything was amiss. Indeed, listeners reported that the writer, known for his incisive and sometimes stinging comments, seemed to have taken less than his usual part in the broadcast.
Quoted from The Urban Legends Reference Pages
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