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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Monday, 25 May 2015

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

1937  John D Rockefeller dies in Ormond Beach, Florida on this day in history.  

1937  John Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla on May - 23.  

1938  Philip Kleintjes, republic leader, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1939  British decoration, George Cross, first presented on May - 23.  

1939  On this day in history british parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949  

1939  On May - 23 dmitri Shostakovitch appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad  

1939  On this day in history hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland  

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

1939  On this day in history british decoration, George Cross, 1st presented  

1940  On May - 23 the first great dogfight involving the British Spitfire  

1940  1st great dogfight between Spitfires on this day in history.  

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

1941  On this day in history joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title  

1941  Lord Herbert Austin, motor manufacturer, dies on this day in history.  

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

1943  On this day in history 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund  

1943  -24] 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund on May - 23.  

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

1944  On May - 23 chinese counter offensive at Hunan front  

1944  During World War II, Allied forces bogged down in Anzio begin a major breakout offensive on this day in history.  

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

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

1945  British military police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz on this day in history.  

1945  German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British on this day in history.  

1945  Lord Haw-Haw arrested at Danish boundary on May - 23.  

1945  On this day in history nazi official Heinrich Himmler commits suicide while imprisoned in Luneburgm Germany  

1945  Winston Churchill resigns as British PM on May - 23.  

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

1945  Heinrich Himmler, Gestapo leader, commits suicide in prison at 44 on May - 23.  

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

1947  On May - 23 c F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68  

1948  Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive homeruns on May - 23.  

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  On May - 23 birth of emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)  

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 May - 23.  

1617  Elias Ashmole, antiquary was born on this day in history.  

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

1644  Thomas Eisenhut, composer was born on this day in history.  

1696  On this day in history birth of johann Caspar Vogler, composer  

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 this day in history.  

1153  On this day in history david I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68  

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 May - 23.  

1523  On May - 23 death of ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)  

1524  Death of Ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487) on this day in history.  

1568  On May - 23 adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27