What Happened on February 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Former US VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

CommunicationExecution of a Viet Cong Prisoner

Saigon police chief Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executes Viet Cong officer Nguyễn Văn Lém with a pistol shot to head. The execution is captured by photographer Eddie Adams and becomes an anti-war icon.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers

  • World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi

Famous Birthdays

  • George Quigley Jr, skeet (Olympics-1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Javier Sanchez, Spain, tennis star
  • Kent Mercker, Dublin OH, pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Balt Orioles)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Lisa Marie Presley Keough Jackson, daughter of Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
  • Mark Recchi, Kamloops, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Pauly Shore, comedian (Totally Pauly, Encino Man), born in Hollywood, California
  • Sean Millington, CFL fullback (BC Lions)

Famous Deaths

  • Lawson Little, amateur golfer (US/British Opens 1934,35), dies at 57