On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1969

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for killing Bobby Kennedy

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. 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 jazz and film composer and pianist (Rosemary's Baby), dies of head injuries as the result of a fall at 37
1969 Highlights

About April 23, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus