May 1923 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 1 Hitler and Ernst Rohm attempt to break up socialist May Day demonstrates, inviting Nazis from as far away as Nuremberg to take part in the violence

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • May 3 1st nonstop transcontinental flight (NY-San Diego) completed
  • May 4 Bloody street battles between nazis, socialist & police in Vienna
  • May 4 NY state revokes Prohibition law
  • May 7 Mine strike at Belgian Borinage railroad
  • May 8 Hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116* v Somerset at Bath
  • May 13 Pulitzer prize awarded to Willa Carter (One of Ours)
  • May 15 Cooperation of Dutch Molen forms
  • May 17 Fire during closing day ceremonies at Grover Cleveland School (SC)
  • May 19 KPD (communist revolts) in German Ruhr cities occupied by Allies
  • May 20 Stanley Baldwin, becomes PM of UK
  • May 22 Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British premier
  • May 23 Launch of Belgium's SABENA airline: first flight from Brussels to Lympne, England
  • May 25 Britain recognizes Transjordan with Abdullah as its leader
  • May 26 Socialist Workers Youth International forms in Hamburg
  • May 28 Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere
  • May 28 US unemployment has nearly ended
  • May 31 China & USSR exchange diplomats
  • May 31 The South African Indian Congress (SAIC) forms in Durban, South Africa, with Omar Hajee Amod Jhaveri as President.

Birthdays in History

  • May 1 Joseph Heller, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • May 3 Ralph M Hall, (Rep-D-TX, 1981- )
  • May 5 Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (d. 2003)
  • May 6 Guiseppe Martelli, physicist
  • May 7 Anne Baxter, Mich City Ind, actress (Myra-Marcus Welby, Victoria-Hotel)
  • May 7 Pete V Domenici, (Sen-R-NM, 1973- )
  • May 10 John Dugdal, Lord-Lt (Salop)
  • May 10 Heydar Aliyev, Ex-President and Leader of Azerbaijan Republic (d. 2003)
  • May 11 Joan Moriarty, Brigadier matron-in-chief/dir (Army Nursing Services)
  • May 11 Lord Gordon "Gordy" White, English industrialist/multi-millionaire
  • May 11 Vincent Gordon Lindsay White, tycoon
  • May 12 Ewart G Abner, record company executive
  • May 12 Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Rocco e i suoi fratelli)
  • May 12 Lord Laing, English biscuit manufacturer/pilot/multi-millionaire
  • May 14 Diane Arbus, [Nemerov], photographer (Vogue/Harper's Bazaar), born in NYC, New York
  • May 14 Adnan Pachachi, Iraqi politician
  • May 15 Richard Avedon, US, photographer (1957 ASMP award)
  • May 16 Merton Miller, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
  • May 17 Michael Beetham, Marshal (RAF)
  • May 17 Miles Wingate, deputy master (Trinity House)
  • May 20 Hugh Beach, British General
  • May 20 Samuel \"Sam\" Selvon, Trinidad-born writer (The Lonely Londoners), born in San Fernando (d. 1996)
  • May 21 Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (d. 2003)
  • May 24 Paul Bramley, oral surgeon
  • May 25 John Weitz, spy/author/fashion designer (Friends in High Places)
  • May 26 Oren Lee Staley, 1st President of the National Farmers Organization (1955-79), born in Whitesville, Missouri (d. 1988)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 27 Henry Kissinger, US Secretary of State (1973-77) and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973, born in F├╝rth, Bavaria, Germany

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • May 27 Lord Freyberg, British Colonel of General Staff
  • May 27 Sumner Redstone, American entrepreneur
  • May 27 Ingeborg "Inge" Morath, Graz Austria, Magnum photographer and wife of Arthur Miller
  • May 28 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, India, film star (Patala Bhairavi)
  • May 29 Earl of Morley, Lord Lt (Devon)
  • May 29 Richard Worsley, quarter master General
  • May 31 Rainier III, Monaco, Prince of Monaco (1949-2005)

Deaths in History

  • May 10 Vaslav Vorovsky, Russian delegate, assassinated
  • May 14 Charles de Freycinet, French prime minister (b. 1828)
  • May 20 Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist, dies