On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1934

Historical Events

Bonnie and Clyde Killed

American outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow - Bonnie and Clyde - are killed by police in an ambush near Sailes, Louisiana

  • The Auto-Lite Strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melĂ©e between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers

Famous Birthdays

  • Malcolm Gill, deputy head (Bank for Intl Settlements)
  • Mason Rudolph, American golfer (Ryder Cup 1971; PGA C'ship 1973 3rd), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2011)
  • Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Famous Divorces

Curly Lambeau

First wife Marguerite Van Kessel divorces NFL player Curly Lambeau (36) after 14 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Bonnie Parker

Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush in Louisiana at 23

Clyde Barrow

Clyde Barrow, American outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush in Louisiana at 25


1934 Highlights

About May 23, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini