What Happened on December 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Promises Promises" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1281 performances
  • Burt Bacharach/Hal David's musical premieres in NYC
  • Gonzalo Barrios, Venezuelan presidential candidate
  • Peggy Wilson wins LPGA Hollywood Lakes Golf Open
  • Pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting

Famous Birthdays

  • Anders Holmertz, Swedish free style swimmer (world record 400m)
  • Eddie Britton, wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Justin Chadwick, British actor and director

Famous Deaths

  • Dario Moreno, Turkish-Jewish singer (b. 1921)
  • Hugo Haas, actor/director (Bait, Pick Up), dies of asthma at 66