What happened this day in history July 23, 1968

What are the important events that happened on July 23, 1968? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 23, 1968: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 23, 1968 is the 205th day of the year 1968 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 161 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 10, 1968 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectapentagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $880.20. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Monkey is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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July 23, 1968 Historical Events

  • 1968
    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.
  • 1968
    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.

Who were born on July 23, 1968?

  • 1968
    Elden Campbell, American basketball player
  • 1968
    Gary Payton, American basketball player
  • 1968
    Stephanie Seymour, American supermodel

Who died on July 23, 1968?

  • 1968
    Henry Hallett Dale, English pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1875)

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