On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1701

Historical Events


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

Famous Deaths

ExecutionWilliam Kidd

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

1701 Highlights

About May 23, 1701

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 320 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini