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Historical Events For May - 23

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

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

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  On this day in history philip Kleintjes, republic leader, dies at 70  

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

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

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

1939  On May - 23 hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland  

1939  Submarine Squalis sinks off Portsmouth NH, 26 die on May - 23.  

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

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

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

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  On May - 23 lord Herbert Austin, motor manufacturer, dies  

1942  Kanga Force moved to Wau, Papua New Guinea on this day in history.  

1943  On May - 23 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund  

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

1945  On May - 23 british military police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz  

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 May - 23 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  On May - 23 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 May - 23.  

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

1606  On this day in history birth of juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)  

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

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

1644  On May - 23 birth of thomas Eisenhut, composer  

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

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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  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 May - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

1524  On May - 23 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.  

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