Tuesday July 23, 1968

US date format: 7/23/1968, UK date format: 23/7/1968

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on July 23, 1968). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Beth Ehlers and Stephanie Seymour. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Grazing In The Grass by Hugh Masekela. In UK Baby Come Back by The Equals was in the top 5 hits. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, directed by Robert Ellis Miller, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1968 while Or I'Ll Dress You In Mourning by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling book. On TV people were watching Dad's Army. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Papua New Guinea - Remembrance Day
  • Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
  • St. Liborius
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
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Events

  • Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt.
  • Glenville Shootout: in Cleveland, Ohio, a violent shootout between a Black Militant organization led by Ahmed Evans and the Cleveland Police Department occurs. During the shootout, a riot begins and lasts for five days.
  • The only successful hijacking of an El Al aircraft takes place when a Boeing 707 carrying 10 crew and 38 passengers is taken over by three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The aircraft was en route from Rome, Italy, to Lod, Israel.

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Movies

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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Robert Ellis Miller

Starring: Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Chuck McCann, Peter Mamakos

Mr. Freedom

Mr. Freedom

Release year: 1968

Directed by: William Klein

Starring: John Abbey, Delphine Seyrig, Donald Pleasence, Jean-Claude Drouot

Thunderbird 6

Thunderbird 6

Release year: 1968

Directed by: David Lane

Starring: Peter Dyneley, Sylvia Anderson, Shane Rimmer, Jeremy Wilkin

Frankenstein's Bloody Terror

Frankenstein's Bloody Terror

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Enrique López Eguiluz

Starring: Paul Naschy, Dyanik Zurakowska, Manuel Manzaneque, Aurora de Alba

TV Series

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Dad's Army

Dad's Army

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Oliver Parker

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Or I'Ll Dress You In Mourning by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

Or I'Ll Dress You In Mourning

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From the City of Light to the Suit of Lights with the authors of Is Paris Burning? as they trace the rise of matador El Cordobes from anonymous, impoverished boyhood to

The Double Helix by James Watson

The Double Helix

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The classic personal account of Watson and Crick’s groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind.By

The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris

The Naked Ape

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This work has become a benchmark of popular anthropology and psychology.Zoologist Desmond Morris considers humans as being simply another animal species in this classic book first published in 1967.

Testimony of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell

Testimony of Two Men

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An embattled young doctor, an angry and divided Pennsylvania town, a turn-of-the-century national scandal--out of these turbulent elements Taylor Caldwell crafted a major novel, a massively detailed chronicle of love, death, redemption, and the rise of modern medicine.

The Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg

The Rich And The Super-Rich

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Thirty years ago, a bombshell of a book appeared which told the story of the lords of wealth and their glittering clans.

Videogames

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Hamurabi

Hamurabi

Platform: PDP-8, Personal computer

Genre: Strategy game, Text-based game

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 23, 1968?

On July 23, 1968 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is July 23, 1968?

On July 23, 1968 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on July 23, 1968?

On July 23, 1968 the US President was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 23, 1968?

On July 23, 1968 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on July 23, 1968?

On July 23, 1968 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 23, 1968?

On July 23, 1968 several famous people were born including, Beth Ehlers, Stephanie Seymour, David Proux.

Which famous people died on July 23, 1968?

Famous people died on July 23, 1968 include, Don Lillis, Henry Hallett Dale.

What was the number one song in July 23, 1968?

The number one song in the week of July 23, 1968 was Grazing In The Grass by Hugh Masekela in US and Baby Come Back by The Equals in UK.

What were the top hits on July 23, 1968?

The top hits on July 23, 1968 were Grazing In The Grass by Hugh Masekela, Lady Willpower by Gary Puckett, Stoned Soul Picnic by The 5th Dimension in US and Baby Come Back by The Equals, I Pretend by Des O'Connor, Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp by OC Smith in UK.