What Happened on December 12, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill receives overwhelming support from Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs) at Stormont
  • Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Walsh, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Kate Humble, English television presenter
  • Kurt Schulz, safety (Buffalo Bills)
  • Laurie Williams, cricketer (West Indian ODI all-rounder v NZ 1996)
  • Ray Ethridge, wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Rory Kennedy, American documentarian
  • Tatianna, spanish singer (Baile Commigo, Chicad de Hoy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65
  • Walter Robins, cricketer (19 Tests for England 64 wkts), dies