What Happened on July 23, 1968

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
1968 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Fruwirth, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 1997 3rd), 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
  • Elden Campbell, American NBA forward and center (LA Lakers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Gary Payton, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1996, 2000; NBA All-Star 1994–98, 2000–03; Seattle SuperSonics), born in Oakland, California
  • Nick Menza, American musician and drummer (Megadeth), born in Munich, West Germany (d. 2016)
  • Shawn Levy. Canadian film and television director and producer (Night at the Museum movies; Stranger Things), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Stephanie Seymour, American model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988), born in San Diego, California
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets)
  • Henry Hallett Dale, physiologist (1938 Noble Prize for Medicine or Physiology for work on acetylcholine), dies at 93

About July 23, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Grazing In The Grass - Hugh Masekela
  • UK #1 Song: I Pretend - Des O'connor