What Happened on January 18, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Happy Time" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances
  • Hester & Appolinar's musical "Your Own Thing" premieres in NYC
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Quitely, Scottish comic book artist

Famous Deaths

  • Bert Wheeler, actor (Rainmakers, High Flyers, Dixiana), dies at 72
  • John Ridgely, actor (Air Force, Possessed, Big Sleep), dies at 58
  • Lee Tracy, actor (Martin Kane-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 69