On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1701

Historical Events


BattleExecution

Captain William Kidd is hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and the murder of William Moore

Pirate Legend William Kidd
Pirate Legend
William Kidd

Famous Deaths


BattleWilliam Kidd

William Kidd, Scottish pirate legend, hanged at London's execution Dock at about 56

Pirate Legend William Kidd
Pirate Legend
William Kidd

1701 Highlights

About May 23, 1701

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 319 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini