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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Thursday, 23 October 2014

1935  On May - 23 1st scheduled night game, postponed due to rain (Cincinnati)  

1937  On May - 23 john D Rockefeller dies in Ormond Beach, Florida  

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

1938  Philip Kleintjes, republic leader, dies at 70 on May - 23.  

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 this day in history 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  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  1st great dogfight between Spitfires on May - 23.  

1940  On this day in history andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies  

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

1941  Lord Herbert Austin, motor manufacturer, dies on May - 23.  

1942  On this day in history kanga Force moved to Wau, Papua New Guinea  

1943  826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history operation-Buffalo: Allied jailbreak out Anzio-bridgehead  

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

1945  On May - 23 german island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British  

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

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

1945  On May - 23 winston Churchill resigns as British PM  

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

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

1947  On May - 23 pC Hooft prize forms for literature  

1947  C F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68 on May - 23.  

1948  On this day in history joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive homeruns  

1948  Ramat Rahel gateway to Jerusalem is repossessed by Israel on this day in history.  

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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 May - 23.  

1100  Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161) was born on this day in history.  

1598  On May - 23 birth of claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized  

1606  On May - 23 birth of juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)  

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

1620  On this day in history birth of pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized  

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

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

Famous Deaths In May - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1125  On this day in history hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies  

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 this day in history 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 May - 23.  

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

1568  On this day in history adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27