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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Monday, 22 December 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  John Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1939  Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland on this day in history.  

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

1939  British decoration, George Cross, 1st presented on May - 23.  

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 May - 23.  

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 May - 23 kanga Force moved to Wau, Papua New Guinea  

1943  On May - 23 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund  

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

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

1944  Chinese counter offensive at Hunan front on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history german island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British  

1945  On May - 23 lord Haw-Haw arrested at Danish boundary  

1945  Nazi official Heinrich Himmler commits suicide while imprisoned in Luneburgm Germany on this day in history.  

1945  On May - 23 winston Churchill resigns as British PM  

1945  On May - 23 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  On May - 23 c F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68  

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  On May - 23 birth of king Philip I of France (d. 1108)  

1100  On this day in history birth of emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)  

1598  Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized was born on this day in history.  

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  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  On May - 23 hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies  

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

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

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

1524  On May - 23 death of ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487)  

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