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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Tuesday, 24 May 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  John Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla on May - 23.  

1938  On this day in history philip Kleintjes, republic leader, dies at 70  

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

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

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

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

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  Andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies on May - 23.  

1941  On May - 23 joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title  

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

1942  On this day in history kanga Force moved to Wau, Papua New Guinea  

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 this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history chinese counter offensive at Hunan front  

1944  On this day in history during World War II, Allied forces bogged down in Anzio begin a major breakout offensive  

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

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

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

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

1945  Lord Haw-Haw arrested at Danish boundary on May - 23.  

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

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  On May - 23 c F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68  

1948  On May - 23 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  King Philip I of France (d. 1108) was born on May - 23.  

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

1617  Elias Ashmole, antiquary was born on this day in history.  

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

1644  Thomas Eisenhut, composer was born on May - 23.  

1696  On May - 23 birth of johann Caspar Vogler, composer  

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  Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies on May - 23.  

1498  On May - 23 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  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.  

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