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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Monday, 30 March 2015

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

1937  On this day in history john D Rockefeller dies in Ormond Beach, Florida  

1937  On this day in history 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 this day in history british decoration, George Cross, first presented  

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

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

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

1940  The first great dogfight involving the British Spitfire on May - 23.  

1940  1st great dogfight between Spitfires on May - 23.  

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

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

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

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  British/Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo Italy on May - 23.  

1944  On this day in history 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 May - 23.  

1944  On May - 23 operation-Buffalo: Allied jailbreak out Anzio-bridgehead  

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

1945  On this day in history 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 May - 23 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 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 this day in history c F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68  

1948  On May - 23 joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive homeruns  

1948  Ramat Rahel gateway to Jerusalem is repossessed by Israel on May - 23.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1052  On this day in history birth of king Philip I of France (d. 1108)  

1100  On May - 23 birth of emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)  

1598  On this day in history birth of claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized  

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

1617  Elias Ashmole, antiquary was born on May - 23.  

1620  Pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1644  Thomas Eisenhut, composer was born on May - 23.  

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

1304  Death of Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer on May - 23.  

1423  Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies on this day in history.  

1498  On this day in history death of girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45  

1523  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)  

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 this day in history.