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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

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

1937  John D Rockefeller dies in Ormond Beach, Florida on this day in history.  

1937  On this day in history john Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla  

1938  On May - 23 philip Kleintjes, republic leader, dies at 70  

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 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 May - 23.  

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  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  On May - 23 joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title  

1941  On May - 23 lord Herbert Austin, motor manufacturer, dies  

1942  On May - 23 kanga Force moved to Wau, Papua New Guinea  

1943  On this day in history 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 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  Operation-Buffalo: Allied jailbreak out Anzio-bridgehead on May - 23.  

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

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 May - 23.  

1945  Winston Churchill resigns as British PM on this day in history.  

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

1945  Heinrich Himmler, Gestapo leader, commits suicide in prison at 44 on May - 23.  

1947  On this day in history pC Hooft prize forms for literature  

1947  C F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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

1948  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of king Philip I of France (d. 1108)  

1100  On this day in history 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  On May - 23 birth of elias Ashmole, antiquary  

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

1644  On May - 23 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 this day in history hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies  

1153  On May - 23 david I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68  

1304  On this day in history death of jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer  

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  Death of Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466) on May - 23.  

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 May - 23.