May 23, 1908 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Dirigible explodes over SF Bay, 16 passengers fall, none killed
  • Part of Great White Fleet arrives in Puget Sound, Washington

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

John Bardeen, American physicist, electrical engineer and co-inventor of the transistor (Nobel 1956, 1972), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1991)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
  • Max Abramovitz, US architect (Lincoln Center, UN Building)

Deaths in History

  • Francois Coppee, French poet, dies