On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney

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LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • Over 1000 square miles flooded in Shantung Province, China
  • Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for killing Bobby Kennedy
  • The Unionist Parliamentary Party votes by 28 to 22 to introduce universal adult suffrage in local government elections in Northern Ireland; the demand for 'one man, one vote' had been one of the most powerful slogans of the civil rights movement

Famous Birthdays

  • Manoj Bajpayee [Bajpai], Indian actor (Satya, Road), born in Narkatiaganj, Bihar
  • Martín López-Zubero, Spanish backstroke swimmer (world record 200m), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Nadeem Shahid, English cricketer, born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Richard Wolstencroft, Australian filmmaker and founder of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast (1988 Olympic Champion), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Krzysztof Komeda, Polish composer, dies at 37