What Happened on June 23, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 24 Africans from the Graaff-Reinet district, Cape Province, appear in the Grahamstown Supreme Court on charges under the Sabotage Act; alleged they had conspired or incited others to kill White people or police
  • French government of Couve de Murville resigns

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Warren E Burger sworn in as US Supreme Court Chief Justice

Famous Birthdays

  • Elbert Ellis, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers)
  • Martin Klebba, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Hollis "Chuck" Taylor, American basketball player and shoe salesman, dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Stanley Andrews, American actor (Mr. Deeds Goes to Town), dies at 77
  • Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish athlete (Olympic gold 3,000m steeplechase 1936), dies at 62