On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1968

Historical Events

  • AC Milan of Italy win 8th European Cup Winner's Cup against Hamburger SV of West Germany 2-0 in Rotterdam
  • Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London

Famous Birthdays

  • Guinevere Turner, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • James Burke, American actor (Ellery Queen, Army Surgeon), dies at 81
  • Merle Kendrick, orchestra leader (Window on the World), dies at 72
1968 Highlights

About May 23, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells
  • UK #1 Song: Young Girl - Union Gap Featuring Gary Puckett