What Happened on May 23, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 22nd Cannes Film Festival: "If..." directed by Lindsay Anderson wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • BBC orders 13 episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus
  • Lauwerszee Dike in Holland closes
  • The Who release rock opera "Tommy"

Famous Birthdays

  • Pat Hurst, San Leandro CA, LPGA golfer (1995 Rolex Rookie of the Year)
  • Ramon Caraballo, baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Diane Aubrey, actress (Haunted Strangler), dies of heart attack at 79
  • Jimmy McHugh, composer (Can't Give You Anything But Love), dies at 74
  • Peter Alma, painter/graphic artist, dies at 83