What Happened on April 10, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "George M!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 435 performances
  • 40th Academy Awards: "In the Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger & Katherine Hepburn win
  • Ferry Wahine sinks in Wellington harbour, New Zealand on route from Lyttelton (51 killed)
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Orlando Jones, American actor and comedian

Famous Deaths

  • Gustavs Celmins, Latvian politician (b. 1899)