Historical Events In May - 23
Thursday, 22 August 2019
1971 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale on this day in history.
1971 On May - 23 rock group Iron Butterfly disbands
1973 On this day in history athena Lorde, actress (Fuzz, Skin Game, Firecreek), dies at 57
1974 On May - 23 great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 On May - 23 italian Red Brigade officer Mario Sossi freed
1974 Kathleen Cannell, writer, dies on this day in history.
1975 Jackie "Moms" Mabley, comedienne (Amazing Grace), dies at 81 on May - 23.
1977 Benin adopts its constitution on May - 23.
1977 On May - 23 moluccan extremists hold 105 schoolchildren & 50 others hostage on a hijacked train in Netherlands, children released May 27, siege ends June 11
1977 On May - 23 supreme Court refuses to hear appeals of Watergate wrong doers H R Halderman, John Ehrlichman & John Mitchell
1978 General strike in Peru on this day in history.
1979 On May - 23 rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy
1979 West-Germany elects Karl Carstens president on this day in history.
1979 On May - 23 hubert van Doorne, auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at 79
1981 Barcelona fascists take 200 people hostage on May - 23.
1981 On May - 23 nASA launches Intelsat V
1981 On this day in history george Jessel, US comic/toastmaster (Diary of Young Comic), dies at 83
1982 BBC warns Britain will bomb Argentina on this day in history.
1982 Colin Wilson rides a surfboard 294 miles on this day in history.
1983 On this day in history radio Moscow announcer Vladimir Danchev praises Afghánistán Muslims standing up to Russia; he is removed from the air
1983 On May - 23 albert Claude, Belgian biologist (Nobel 1974), dies at 84
1984 Anderlecht wins 13th UEFA Cup at London on this day in history.
1986 US & West Europeans veto heavier sanctions against South Africa on May - 23.
1986 On this day in history sterling Hayden, actor (Blue & Gray), dies at 70
1987 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), dies at 86 on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history maryland stops sale of cheap pistols on Jan 1, 1990
1988 David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris), dies at 73 on this day in history.
1989 On May - 23 3rd American Comedy Award Paula Poundstone
1989 An estimated one million people in Beijing (and tens of thousands in other Chinee cities) march to demand the resignation of Premier Li Peng on this day in history.
1989 Angela Visser, 22, of Holland, crowned 38th Miss Universe on this day in history.
1989 3rd American Comedy Award: Paula Poundstone on this day in history.
1990 A C Milan wins 35th Europe Cup 1 at Vienna on this day in history.
1990 Cost of rescuing savings & loan failures is put at up to $130 billion on this day in history.
1990 Dow Jones average hits a record 2,856.26 on May - 23.