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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Friday, 19 September 2014

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 May - 23.  

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

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

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

1939  British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949 on May - 23.  

1939  Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad on this day in history.  

1939  Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland on May - 23.  

1939  On this day in history submarine Squalis sinks off Portsmouth NH, 26 die  

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

1940  On this day in history the first great dogfight involving the British Spitfire  

1940  On May - 23 1st great dogfight between Spitfires  

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

1941  On May - 23 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 this day in history.  

1944  British/Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo Italy on May - 23.  

1944  Chinese counter offensive at Hunan front on May - 23.  

1944  On this day in history during World War II, Allied forces bogged down in Anzio begin a major breakout offensive  

1944  On this day in history operation-Buffalo Allied jailbreak out Anzio-bridgehead  

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

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

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  Nazi official Heinrich Himmler commits suicide while imprisoned in Luneburgm Germany on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history winston Churchill resigns as British PM  

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

1945  On this day in history heinrich Himmler, Gestapo leader, commits suicide in prison at 44  

1947  PC Hooft prize forms for literature on this day in history.  

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

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

1948  On May - 23 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  On May - 23 birth of juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)  

1617  On May - 23 birth of elias Ashmole, antiquary  

1620  On May - 23 birth of pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized  

1644  On May - 23 birth of thomas Eisenhut, composer  

1696  On May - 23 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)  

1524  Death of Ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487) on May - 23.  

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