What Happened on May 23, 1969

Historical Events

  • 22nd Cannes Film Festival: "If..." directed by Lindsay Anderson wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Film & TV History

BBC orders 13 episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus

  • Lauwerszee Dike in Holland closes
  • The Who release rock opera "Tommy"

Famous Birthdays

  • Pat Hurst, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 1998), born in San Leandro, California
  • Ramon Caraballo, baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Diane Aubrey, actress (Haunted Strangler), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Jimmy McHugh, American composer ("I Can't Give You Anything But Love"; "On the Sunny Side of the Street"; "I'm In The Mood For Love"), dies at 74
  • Peter Alma, painter and graphic artist, dies at 83
1969 Highlights

About May 23, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

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