On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1917

Historical Events

  • Dutch 2nd Chamber approves 1908 conscription draft

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist, born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2008)

Famous Deaths

  • Ranavalona III, Queen of Madagascar (1883-1897) last sovereign of Madagascar, dies in exile in Algeria at 55
1917 Highlights

About May 23, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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