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Historical Events Happened In May - 23

Thursday, 30 July 2015

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

1937  John D Rockefeller dies in Ormond Beach, Florida on May - 23.  

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  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  Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad on this day in history.  

1939  On May - 23 hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland  

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

1939  On May - 23 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 May - 23 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 May - 23.  

1943  On this day in history 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund  

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

1944  On May - 23 british/Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo Italy  

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

1944  On May - 23 during World War II, Allied forces bogged down in Anzio begin a major breakout offensive  

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

1944  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1945  On May - 23 nazi official Heinrich Himmler commits suicide while imprisoned in Luneburgm Germany  

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  On May - 23 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  On May - 23 birth of emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)  

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

1606  On May - 23 birth of juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)  

1617  On May - 23 birth of elias Ashmole, antiquary  

1620  Pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1644  Thomas Eisenhut, composer was born on this day in history.  

1696  Johann Caspar Vogler, composer was born on May - 23.  

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

1304  On May - 23 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 May - 23 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  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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