What Happened on December 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.
  • Terence O'Neill, Northern Ireland Prime Minister, makes a television appeal for moderate opinion in what became known as the 'Ulster stands at the Crossroads' speech
  • The Derry Citizen's Action Committee (DCAC) calls for a halt to all marches and protests for a period of one month

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Johnson, NFL defensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Brent Price, NBA guard (Houston Rockets, Washington Bullets)
  • Kurt Angle, 220 lbs freestyle wrestler (Oly-gold-96), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Michael Foster, drummer (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Richmond, Virginia