What Happened on May 23, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949
  • Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Submarine USS Squalus sinks in the Gulf of Maine, drowning 26, 33 remaining crew rescued from a depth of 243 ft (74 m) by divers using newly developed heliox air systems (divers later awarded the Medal of Honor)

Famous Birthdays

  • Michel Colombier, French composer and songwriter (d. 2004)
  • Ron Stevens, horse trainer