Historical Events In May - 23
Thursday, 22 August 2019
1949 Federal Republic of [West] Germany proclaimed (Republic Day) on May - 23.
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 H R Bromley-Davenport, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England), dies on this day in history.
1956 On this day in history presbyterian Church begins accepting women ministers
1956 World Trade Center dedicated in Ferry Building, San Fransisco on May - 23.
1958 On this day in history mao Tse Tung starts "Great leap forward" movement in China
1960 "Got A Girl" by The Four Preps hits #24 on May - 23.
1960 On May - 23 israel announced capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina
1960 Georges Claude, engineer/inventor, dies on this day in history.
1961 Joan Davis, comedic actress (I Married Joan), dies at 53 on May - 23.
1962 OAS leader General Raoul Salan sentenced to life on this day in history.
1962 Scott Carpenter orbits Earth 3 times in US Aurora 7 on this day in history.
1963 NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000 on May - 23.
1964 On May - 23 dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3 27 45)
1964 On May - 23 dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45)
1965 Franz Jonas elected president of Austria on May - 23.
1965 On this day in history pontoon ferry overturned on Shire River Malawi, kills 150
1965 On May - 23 david Smith, sculptor, dies
1966 The Beatles release "Paperback Writer" on May - 23.
1966 On May - 23 ruth Gates, Denton TX, actress (Aunt Jenny-Mama), dies at 79
1967 "GO Transit" is inaugurated by the Province of Ontario between Pickering, Toronto, Oakville and Hamilton under an operating agreement with Canadian National on May - 23.
1967 Philip Coolidge, actor (I Want to Live, Tingler), dies at 58 on this day in history.
1968 AC Milan wins 8th Europe Cup II in Rotterdam on this day in history.
1968 Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London on this day in history.
1968 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 on May - 23.
1968 On this day in history james Burke, actor (Ellery Queen, Army Surgeon), dies at 81
1969 BBC orders 13 episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus on May - 23.
1969 Lauwerszee Dike in Holland closes on this day in history.
1969 The Who release the rock opera "Tommy" on this day in history.
1969 On May - 23 diane Aubrey, actress (Haunted Strangler), dies of heart attack at 79
1970 On this day in history grateful Dead's first perfomance outside of the US (England)
1970 USSR performs nuclear test (underground) on May - 23.
1970 On May - 23 nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), dies at 68