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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

1935  1st scheduled night game, postponed due to rain (Cincinnati) on this day in history.  

1937  John D Rockefeller dies in Ormond Beach, Florida on May - 23.  

1937  On May - 23 john Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla  

1938  On this day in history philip Kleintjes, republic leader, dies at 70  

1939  On May - 23 british decoration, George Cross, first presented  

1939  On May - 23 british parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949  

1939  Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad on May - 23.  

1939  On May - 23 hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland  

1939  Submarine Squalis sinks off Portsmouth NH, 26 die on this day in history.  

1939  British decoration, George Cross, 1st presented on this day in history.  

1940  The first great dogfight involving the British Spitfire on this day in history.  

1940  On May - 23 1st great dogfight between Spitfires  

1940  Andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies on this day in history.  

1941  On May - 23 joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title  

1941  On May - 23 lord Herbert Austin, motor manufacturer, dies  

1942  Kanga Force moved to Wau, Papua New Guinea on May - 23.  

1943  826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund on May - 23.  

1943  On this day in history -24] 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund  

1944  On May - 23 british/Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo Italy  

1944  On May - 23 chinese counter offensive at Hunan front  

1944  On May - 23 during World War II, Allied forces bogged down in Anzio begin a major breakout offensive  

1944  Operation-Buffalo Allied jailbreak out Anzio-bridgehead on this day in history.  

1944  Operation-Buffalo: Allied jailbreak out Anzio-bridgehead on May - 23.  

1945  On this day in history british military police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz  

1945  German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British on May - 23.  

1945  Lord Haw-Haw arrested at Danish boundary on this day in history.  

1945  Nazi official Heinrich Himmler commits suicide while imprisoned in Luneburgm Germany on May - 23.  

1945  Winston Churchill resigns as British PM on this day in history.  

1945  British milt police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz on May - 23.  

1945  On May - 23 heinrich Himmler, Gestapo leader, commits suicide in prison at 44  

1947  PC Hooft prize forms for literature on May - 23.  

1947  On this day in history c F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68  

1948  Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive homeruns on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history ramat Rahel gateway to Jerusalem is repossessed by Israel  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1052  King Philip I of France (d. 1108) was born on this day in history.  

1100  Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161) was born on May - 23.  

1598  Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized was born on May - 23.  

1606  Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1617  On May - 23 birth of elias Ashmole, antiquary  

1620  Pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized was born on May - 23.  

1644  On this day in history birth of thomas Eisenhut, composer  

1696  Johann Caspar Vogler, composer was born on May - 23.  

Famous Deaths In May - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1125  Hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies on May - 23.  

1153  David I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68 on May - 23.  

1304  On May - 23 death of jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer  

1423  On May - 23 benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies  

1498  Death of Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45 on this day in history.  

1523  Death of Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466) on this day in history.  

1524  On this day in history death of ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487)  

1568  Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27 on May - 23.