On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1883

Historical Events

  • 9th Kentucky Derby: William Donohue aboard Leonatus wins in 2:43

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDouglas Fairbanks

Douglas Fairbanks, American actor (The Mark of Zorro, 3 Musketeers, Robin Hood), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1939)


Famous Deaths

  • Cyprian Norwid, Polish painter, poet and playwright (Wanda), dies at 61
1883 Highlights

About May 23, 1883

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini