On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Benin adopts its constitution
  • Moluccan extremists hold 105 schoolchildren & 50 others hostage on a hijacked train in Neth, children released May 27, siege ends June 11
  • US Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals of Watergate wrong doers H. R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman & John Mitchell

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Ayoade, English comedian, actor and director (The IT Crowd), born in London, England