Historical Events In May - 23
Thursday, 25 April 2019
1949 Federal Republic of [West] Germany proclaimed (Republic Day) on this day in history.
1952 Georg Alfred Schumann, composer, dies at 85 on this day in history.
1953 On this day in history schools first use Cliff's Notes
1954 On May - 23 h R Bromley-Davenport, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England), dies
1956 Presbyterian Church begins accepting women ministers on May - 23.
1956 World Trade Center dedicated in Ferry Building, San Fransisco on this day in history.
1958 On May - 23 mao Tse Tung starts "Great leap forward" movement in China
1960 "Got A Girl" by The Four Preps hits #24 on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history israel announced capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina
1960 Georges Claude, engineer/inventor, dies on May - 23.
1961 On this day in history joan Davis, comedic actress (I Married Joan), dies at 53
1962 OAS leader General Raoul Salan sentenced to life on May - 23.
1962 Scott Carpenter orbits Earth 3 times in US Aurora 7 on May - 23.
1963 On this day in history nBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000
1964 On this day in history dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3 27 45)
1964 On this day in history dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45)
1965 On this day in history franz Jonas elected president of Austria
1965 Pontoon ferry overturned on Shire River Malawi, kills 150 on May - 23.
1965 On this day in history david Smith, sculptor, dies
1966 The Beatles release "Paperback Writer" on this day in history.
1966 On May - 23 ruth Gates, Denton TX, actress (Aunt Jenny-Mama), dies at 79
1967 On May - 23 "GO Transit" is inaugurated by the Province of Ontario between Pickering, Toronto, Oakville and Hamilton under an operating agreement with Canadian National.
1967 On May - 23 philip Coolidge, actor (I Want to Live, Tingler), dies at 58
1968 On this day in history aC Milan wins 8th Europe Cup II in Rotterdam
1968 Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London on this day in history.
1968 On May - 23 south Island, New Zealand a 7.1 quake was the strongest in 8 years in the area, and resulted in three deaths, 14 injuries, and damage estimated at about $3 million.
1968 On this day in history james Burke, actor (Ellery Queen, Army Surgeon), dies at 81
1969 On this day in history bBC orders 13 episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus
1969 Lauwerszee Dike in Holland closes on this day in history.
1969 The Who release the rock opera "Tommy" on May - 23.
1969 Diane Aubrey, actress (Haunted Strangler), dies of heart attack at 79 on this day in history.
1970 Grateful Dead's first perfomance outside of the US (England) on this day in history.
1970 USSR performs nuclear test (underground) on this day in history.
1970 On May - 23 nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), dies at 68