What Happened on August 21, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio
  • Democratic Convention opens in Chicago, goes on to nominate Hubert Humphrey
  • Marine James Anderson Jr is 1st African American to win Medal of Honor
  • Radio Prague (Czechoslovakia) at 12:50 AM announces a Soviet led invasion
  • Warsaw Pact forces continue their invasion of Czechoslovakia to end the reform movement known as the Prague Spring
  • William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Ann Moore, playmate (Dec, 1992), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Shinichi Iwasaki, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Vladimir Boudnik, Czech sculptor, commits suicide at about 45