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, American LPGA golfer (1995 McCall's LPGA-4th), born in Cypress, California
  • Beth Ehlers, American actress (Harley Cooper-Guiding Light, Hunger), born in Queens, New York
  • Chris Kerber, American lightweight rower (Olympics 1996), born in Collingswood, New Jersey
  • Douglas Craft, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Elden Campbell, American NBA forward and center (LA Lakers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Gary Payton, American NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics), born in Oakland, California
  • Nick Menza, American musician and drummer (Megadeth), born in Munich, West Germany (d. 2016)
  • Stefan Figliuzzi, Canadian hockey forward (Team Italy 1998), born in Laval, Quebec
  • Stephanie Seymour, American model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988), born in San Diego, California

Famous Deaths

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