On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st edition of "Wisden Cricket Monthly"
  • Rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • West-Germany elects Karl Carstens president

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Kirk Saarloos, American baseball player
  • Rasual Butler, American basketball player

Famous Deaths

  • Hubert van Doorne, auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at 79