On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

BBC orders 13 episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • 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 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? 52 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini