On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 18th NBA All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden, NYC: East beats West, 144-124; MVP: Hal Greer, Philadelphia 76ers, PG
  • Joe Medwick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Spy ship USS Pueblo & 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by North Korea

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Metcalf, American football running back (Atl Falcons, San Diego Chargers), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Lubomir Kolnik, Czech hockey forward (Team Slovakia, Espoo), born in Nitra, Slovakia
  • Petr Korda, Czech tennis player (Australian Open 1998), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Todd Scott, American NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Galveston, Texas