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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Monday, 01 September 2014

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

1937  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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  Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland on this day in history.  

1939  On this day in history submarine Squalis sinks off Portsmouth NH, 26 die  

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

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  Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.  

1941  Lord Herbert Austin, motor manufacturer, dies on this day in history.  

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

1943  826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund on this day in history.  

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

1944  On this day in history 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  Operation-Buffalo Allied jailbreak out Anzio-bridgehead on this day in history.  

1944  Operation-Buffalo: Allied jailbreak out Anzio-bridgehead on this day in history.  

1945  British military police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history german island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British  

1945  Lord Haw-Haw arrested at Danish boundary on this day in history.  

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

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

1945  British milt police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz on this day in history.  

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 this day in history c F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68  

1948  On this day in history joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive homeruns  

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  Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1617  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history david I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68  

1304  Death of Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)  

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 this day in history.