On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • British and Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo, Italy
  • Chinese counter offensive at Hunan front
  • Operation Buffalo: Allied break out from Anzio bridgehead
  • Polo Grounds host 1st NYC night game since 1941

Famous Birthdays

  • Giles Smith, TV journalist
  • John Newcombe, Australian tennis player (7 singles, 17 Grand Slam doubles), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, US drummer (Funkadelic, Knee Deep)