What Happened on April 19, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 72nd Boston Marathon: Amby Burfoot of Conn 1st man in 2:22:17 and Bobbi Gibb of United States 1st woman in 3:30:00
  • Belgian construction workers strike
  • NL owners approve expansion for 2 new teams

Famous Birthdays

  • Arshad Warsi, Indian actor
  • Ashley Taylor Judd, Granada Hills California, actress (Kuffs, Sisters)
  • Brent Mayne, Loma Linda CA, catcher (NY Mets)
  • Craig McNeil, American writer, lawyer, and military officer
  • Keith McCants, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Mswati III, King of Swaziland
  • Pascal Kleiman, Spanish DJ, producer, musician
  • Roger Reinson, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Thomas Nock, Zurich Switzerland, actor (Tartort, Gemini-Twin Stars)

Famous Deaths

  • Tommy Bridges, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 61