What Happened on December 31, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)
  • 1st test flight of Tupolev TU 144
  • NY Jets win AFL championship

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerry Dee, Canadian comedian and actor

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85
  • George Louis Francis Lewis, composer, dies at 16
  • Sabin V Dragoi, composer, dies at 74