Date History - On this day in history

What happened today in history

Born on this day - May 23rd

1978 - Scott Raynor, original drummer for San Diego rock trio Blink-182

1972 - Rubens Barrichello, Brazilian race car driver

1961 - Karen Duffy, American actress

1952 - Marvelous Marvin Hagler, American boxer

1943 - John Newcombe, Australian tennis player

1931 - Barbara Barrie, American actress

1920 - Helen O'Connell, American singer (d. 1993)

1910 - Sir Hugh Casson, British architect and painter (d. 1999)

1900 - Hans Frank, German Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)

1888 - Zack Wheat, baseball player (d. 1972)

1875 - Alfred P. Sloan, American business professor (d. 1966

1820 - James Buchanan Eads, American engineer and inventor (d. 1887)

1729 - Giuseppe Parini, Italian writer (d.1799)

1100 - Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)

Died on this day - May 23rd

1989 - Georgy Tovstonogov, Russian theatre director (b. 1915)

1965 - Earl Webb, baseball player (b. 1897)

1920 - Svetozar Boroevic, Austrian field marshal (b. 1856)

1868 - Kit Carson, American trapper, scout, and Indian agent (b. 1809)

1786 - Móric Benovskż, Slovak explorer

1691 - Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (b. 1622)

1498 - Girolamo Savonarola, Italian religious reformer and ruler of Florence (b. 1452)

Events on this day - May 23rd

2002 - The "55 parties" clause of the Kyoto protocol is reached after its ratification by Iceland.

1977 - Two terrorist actions unfold in The Netherlands: Several dozen hostages are taken onboard a train, and about 100 others (mostly children) are held at a Dutch school. The train siege lasts until June 11.

1958 - Explorer I ceases transmission.

1923 - Launch of Belgium's SABENA airline.

1863 - The Siege of Port Hudson starts.

1788 - South Carolina becomes the 8th U.S. state to ratify the United States Constitution.

1568 - Dutch rebels led by Louis of Nassau, brother of William I of Orange, defeat Jean de Ligne, Duke of Aremberg and his loyalist troops in the Battle of Heiligerlee, opening the Eighty Years' War.

1430 - Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compičgne



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