What Happened on February 29, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)
  • Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" wins Grammy

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Howard Hanson's 6th Symphony, premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Comm) reports against racism & demands aid given to blacks
  • US end regular flights with nuclear bombs
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryce Paup, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills)
  • Cary Conklin, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers)
  • Chucky Brown, NBA forward (Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks)
  • Eugene Volokh, American law professor
  • Frank Woodley, Australian comedian
  • Gonzalo Lira, Chilean-American novelist
  • Naoko Iijima, Japanese actress
  • Pete Fenson, American curler

Famous Deaths

  • Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (b. 1886)