What Happened on May 23, 1883

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Douglas FairbanksDouglas Fairbanks (1883-1939)

American actor (The Mark of Zorro, 3 Musketeers, Robin Hood), born in Denver, Colorado

Born in 1883

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? 139 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini