Historical Events In May - 23
Sunday, 17 February 2019
1949 Federal Republic of [West] Germany proclaimed (Republic Day) on this day in history.
1952 Georg Alfred Schumann, composer, dies at 85 on May - 23.
1953 Schools first use Cliff's Notes on this day in history.
1954 H R Bromley-Davenport, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England), dies on this day in history.
1956 On May - 23 presbyterian Church begins accepting women ministers
1956 World Trade Center dedicated in Ferry Building, San Fransisco on May - 23.
1958 Mao Tse Tung starts "Great leap forward" movement in China on this day in history.
1960 On May - 23 "Got A Girl" by The Four Preps hits #24
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 On May - 23 oAS leader General Raoul Salan sentenced to life
1962 Scott Carpenter orbits Earth 3 times in US Aurora 7 on May - 23.
1963 On May - 23 nBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000
1964 Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3 27 45) on this day in history.
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 May - 23 david Smith, sculptor, dies
1966 On May - 23 the Beatles release "Paperback Writer"
1966 On this day in history 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 AC Milan wins 8th Europe Cup II in Rotterdam on this day in history.
1968 On May - 23 beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London
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 May - 23 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 On May - 23 lauwerszee Dike in Holland closes
1969 On this day in history the Who release the rock opera "Tommy"
1969 On this day in history diane Aubrey, actress (Haunted Strangler), dies of heart attack at 79
1970 Grateful Dead's first perfomance outside of the US (England) on this day in history.
1970 On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test (underground)
1970 Nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), dies at 68 on May - 23.