On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1897

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Guy, American jazz banjo player and guitarist (Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra; Duke Ellington's Washingtonians) , born in Burkeville, Virginia (d. 1971)

Famous Deaths

  • Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back), dies at 34
1897 Highlights

About May 23, 1897

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 7 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini