On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer (d. 1966)

Famous Deaths

  • Jose AsunciĆ³n Silva, Colombian poet (Nocturno III), dies at 30
1896 Highlights

About May 23, 1896

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini