What Happened on May 23, 1908

Historical Events

  • Dirigible explodes over San Francisco Bay, 16 passengers fall, none killed

Famous Birthdays

John BardeenJohn Bardeen (1908-1991)

American physicist, electrical engineer and co-inventor of the transistor (Nobel 1956, 1972), born in Madison, Wisconsin

  • Max Abramovitz, US architect (Lincoln Center, UN Building)

Famous Deaths

  • Francois Coppee, French poet, dies at 66
1908 Highlights

About May 23, 1908

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini