What Happened on May 23, 1883

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 9th Kentucky Derby: William Donohue aboard Leonatus wins in 2:43
  • Baseball game between one-armed & one-legged players

Famous Birthdays

  • Douglas Fairbanks, actor (The Mark of Zorro/3 Musketeers/Robin Hood), born in Denver, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda), dies