What Happened on May 23, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

American outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow - Bonnie and Clyde - are killed by police in an ambush near Sailes, Louisiana

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
  • The Auto-Lite Strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melĂ©e between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers.

Famous Birthdays

  • Malcolm Gill, deputy head (Bank for Intl Settlements)
  • Robert A Moog, inventor (Moog Synthesizer)
  • Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

First wife Marguerite Van Kessel divorces NFL player Curly Lambeau (36) after 14 years of marriage

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush in Louisiana at 23

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Clyde Barrow, American outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush in Louisiana at 25

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow