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Historical Events For May - 23

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

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

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

1939  On May - 23 british decoration, George Cross, first presented  

1939  On this day in history 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 this day in history hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland  

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

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

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

1940  On May - 23 1st great dogfight between Spitfires  

1940  On May - 23 andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies  

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

1941  On this day in history lord Herbert Austin, motor manufacturer, dies  

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

1943  On this day in history 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund  

1943  On May - 23 -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 May - 23.  

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

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

1945  German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British on May - 23.  

1945  On this day in history 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 May - 23.  

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

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

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

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

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

1100  Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161) was born on May - 23.  

1598  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of thomas Eisenhut, composer  

1696  Johann Caspar Vogler, composer was born on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1523  On May - 23 death of ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)  

1524  Death of Ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487) on this day in history.  

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

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