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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Thursday, 29 September 2016

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

1938  Philip Kleintjes, republic leader, dies at 70 on May - 23.  

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

1939  On this day in history british parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949  

1939  On May - 23 dmitri Shostakovitch appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad  

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

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

1939  British decoration, George Cross, 1st presented on this day in history.  

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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  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 this day in history kanga Force moved to Wau, Papua New Guinea  

1943  On May - 23 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund  

1943  -24] 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund on May - 23.  

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

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

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

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

1944  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1945  On this day in history nazi official Heinrich Himmler commits suicide while imprisoned in Luneburgm Germany  

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

1947  PC Hooft prize forms for literature on May - 23.  

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

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

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 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  Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized was born on May - 23.  

1606  Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682) was born on May - 23.  

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 May - 23.  

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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 May - 23.  

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

1568  Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27 on May - 23.  

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