On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1883

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 9th Kentucky Derby: William Donohue aboard Leonatus wins in 2:43
  • Baseball game between one-armed and one-legged players at Recreation Park, Philadelphia, Snorkeys defeat the Hoppers 33-17

Famous Birthdays

  • 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