What Happened on July 23, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt
  • PLO's 1st hijacking of an El Al plane
  • Race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 police officers killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Fruwirth, Cypress CA, LPGA golfer (1995 McCall's LPGA-4th)
  • Beth Ehlers, actress (Harley Cooper-Guiding Light, Hunger), born in Queens, New York
  • Christopher "Chris" Kerber, Collingswood NJ, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Douglas Craft, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Elden Campbell, NBA forward/center (LA Lakers)
  • Gary Payton, NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics)
  • Nick Menza, American musician, drummer
  • Stefan Figliuzzi, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • Stephane Seymour, model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988)

Famous Deaths

  • Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets)
  • Henry Hallett Dale, physiologist, dies