What Happened on June 23, 1969

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

Boxing Title Fight

Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Warren E. Burger sworn in as US Supreme Court Chief Justice
1969 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Elbert Ellis, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers)
  • Martin Klebba, American actor
  • Noa [Achinoam Nini], Israeli singer ("There Must Be Another Way"), born in Bat Yam, Israel
Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

  • Chuck Taylor, American Basketball Hall of Fame promoter (Converse All Star shoes), 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

About June 23, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet - Henry Mancini And His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: The Ballad of John And Yoko - The Beatles