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 This day in History - May 23
444 Historic Events for May 23
1944

Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, US drummer (Funkadelic, Knee Deep)

Birth
1944

British/Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo Italy

Event
1944

Olga Maitland, MP

Birth
1944

Giles Smith, TV journalist

Birth
1944

Chinese counter offensive at Hunan front

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1944

General George Norman Johnson, US singer (Down at the Beach Club)

Birth
1944

Operation-Buffalo: Allied jailbreak out Anzio-bridgehead

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1944

Polo Grounds host 1st NYC night game since 1941

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1945

Elliott Bernerd, English broker/multi-millionaire

Birth
1945

Lauren Chapin, actress (Kathy-Father Knows Best)

Birth
1945

Misty Morgan, country keyboardist (duo with Jack Blanchard)

Birth
1945

Heinrich Himmler, Gestapo leader, commits suicide in prison at 44

Death
1945

German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British

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1945

British milt police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz

Event
1945

Winston Churchill resigns as British PM

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1945

Lord Haw-Haw arrested at Danish boundary

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1945

Heinrich Himmler, German Nazi leader and Chief of Police, committed suicide

Event
1946

Tom Dorris, horse trainer

Birth
1947

Ann Hui, director (Boat People)

Birth
1947

Jonathan Pryce, North Wales, stage actor (Miss Saigon)

Birth
1947

PC Hooft prize forms for literature

Event
1947

C F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68

Death
1948

Ramat Rahel gateway to Jerusalem is repossessed by Israel

Event
1948

Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs

Event
1948

Reggie Cleveland, baseball player

Birth