What Happened on February 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • A fishing trawler from Hull sinks off the coast of Iceland
  • KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Skater Kees Verkerk wins olympic gold in the 1500m
  • Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh begins.

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Barron, rocker (Spin Doctors)
  • Eyþór Guðjónsson, Icelandic actor
  • Nir Kabaretti, Israeli conductor
  • Regina Rajchitova, Czech, tennis star
  • Roberto Alomar, infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • Will Furrer, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, St Louis Rams)

Famous Deaths

  • Luckey Roberts, composer, dies at 80