On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1918

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • King Oil/Shell refinery on Curacao officially opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Compton, England cricket batsman & footballer (5,807 Test runs, Arsenal 1950 FA Cup), born in Hendon, England (d. 1997)
  • Robert "Bumps" Blackwell, band leader and record producer, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1985)