What Happened on May 23, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949
  • Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad
  • Submarine USS Squalus sinks in the Gulf of Maine, drowning 26, 33 remaining crew rescued from a depth of 243 ft (74 m) by divers using newly developed heliox air systems (divers later awarded the Medal of Honor)

Famous Birthdays

  • Michel Colombier, French composer and songwriter (d. 2004)
  • Ron Stevens, horse trainer