On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1947

Historical Events

  • PC Hooft prize forms for literature

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Hui, director (Boat People)
  • Bernard Comrie, English linguist
  • Jane Kenyon, American poet (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, Swiss writer (Le Petit Village), dies at 68
1947 Highlights

About May 23, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini