May 23 Deaths in History - May 23 Birthdays - May 23 Events
2002 Sam Snead, golfer, dies at 89
1999 Owen Hart, Canadian Entertainer
1996 Dorothy Hyson, actress (Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), dies at 81
1996 Kronid Arkadyevich Lyubarsky, human rights activist, dies at 61
1996 Patrick Cargill, actor (Up Pompeii, Magic Christian), dies at 77
1994 Carl Althoff, German circus director, dies at 82
1994 Joe Pass, U.S. jazz guitarist (The Trio), dies at 65
1993 James Millhollin, actor (Anston Foster-Grindl), dies at 77
1992 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer/composer/poet/guitarist, dies
1992 Giovanni Falcone, anti-mafia judge (Palermo), murdered
1991 Jean van Houte, Belgian premier, dies
1991 Peter T. Thwaites, British Brigadier-General and playwright 'Love or money', dies
1991 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30
1990 Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock and Roll), dies
1988 David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris), dies at 73
1987 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), dies at 86
1986 Sterling Hayden, actor (Blue and Gray), dies at 70
1983 Albert Claude, Belgian biologist (Nobel 1974), dies at 84
1982 Louis J N Gerardin, bicyclist (world champ sprint 1930), dies at 69
1981 George Jessel, U.S. comic/toastmaster (Diary of Young Comic), dies at 83
1979 Hubert van Doorne, auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at 79
1975 Jackie "Moms" Mabley, comedienne (Amazing Grace), dies at 81
1974 Kathleen Cannell, writer, dies
1973 Athena Lorde, actress (Fuzz, Skin Game, Firecreek), dies at 57
1970 Nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr. Bobbins), dies at 68
1969 Jimmy McHugh, composer (Can't Give You Anything But Love), dies at 74
1969 Peter Alma, painter/graphic artist, dies at 83
1968 James Burke, actor (Ellery Queen, Army Surgeon), dies at 81
1968 Merle Kendrick, orchestra leader (Window on the World), dies at 72
1967 Philip Coolidge, actor (I Want to Live, Tingler), dies at 58
1967 Sanne Sannes, photographer, dies at 30
1966 Ruth Gates, Denton TX, actress (Aunt Jenny-Mama), dies at 79
1965 David Smith, sculptor, dies
1961 Joan Davis, comedic actress (I Married Joan), dies at 53
1960 Georges Claude, engineer/inventor, dies
1952 Georg Alfred Schumann, composer, dies at 85
1947 C F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68
1945 Heinrich Himmler, Gestapo leader, commits suicide in prison at 44
1941 Lord Herbert Austin, motor manufacturer, dies
1941 Slavko Osterc, composer, dies at 45
1940 Andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies
1940 Paul Nizan, French journalist and writer (Ce Soir/Aden Arabia), dies at 35
1938 Philip Kleintjes, republic leader, dies at 70
1937 John Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla
1937 John D. Rockefeller, American Businessman
1934 Bonnie Parker, outlaw (Bonnie and Clyde), killed in police ambush
1934 Clyde Barrow, outlaw (Bonnie and Clyde), killed in police ambush
1926 Hans Koessler, composer, dies at 73
1908 Francois Coppee, French poet, dies
1906 Henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Doll House), dies at 78
1906 Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian Poet
1905 Martinus W van AA Meerbeke, head-editor (Time), dies at 75
1897 Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago and Back), dies at 34
1895 Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/physicist, dies at 96
1891 Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach, composer, dies at 73
1887 Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, composer, dies at 74
1883 Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter, poet and playwright (Wanda), dies
1881 Kit Carson, frontiersman, dies
1881 Leopold von Ranke, historian, dies
1875 Johann Wilhelm Mangold, composer, dies at 78
1867 Archibald Alison, Scottish historian, dies at 74
1860 Albert Richard Smith, author/lecturer, dies
1851 Lucas Pieter Roodbaard, architect, dies at 69
1842 Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet, dies at 34
1841 Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher/theologist, dies at 76
1838 John W. Janssens, Governor-General (Cape Colony), dies at 75
1836 Edward Livingston, American Judge
1834 Charles Wesley, composer, dies at 76
1785 William Woollett, engraver, dies
1783 James Otis, American lawyer, dies
1776 Julie de Lespinasse, French Author
1754 John Wood, architect/town planner, dies
1701 Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, count of Tourville/French admiral, dies at 58
1701 William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock
1684 Adriaen Backer, Amsterdams painter buried at about 48
1668 Philips Wouwerman, Haarlems painter, buried
1648 Luis de Nain, painter, dies
1627 Luis de Gongora y Argote, poet and writer, dies
1568 Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27
1498 Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45
1423 Benedict XIII, Pedro the Luna, Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies
1153 David I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68
1125 Hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies




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