On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1898

Historical Events

  • 1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Francisco

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank McHugh, American actor (Going My Way, Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young), born in Homestead, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)
  • Joseph H. Hazen, Hollywood lawyer (Warner Brothers), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1996)
  • Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989)
1898 Highlights

About May 23, 1898

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini