On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 41st Cannes Film Festival: "Pelle erobreren" directed by Bille August wins the Palme d'Or
  • Maryland stops sale of cheap pistols on Jan 1, 1990

Famous Birthdays

  • Morgan Pressel, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 2007), born in Tampa, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Andreas Liebenberg, South African military commander, dies at 60
  • David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris), dies at 73