What Happened on January 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Alexander Dubček succeeds Antonín Novotný as communist party leader of Czechoslovakia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician
Benjamin Spock

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Golota, Polish boxer
  • Carl Evans, Actor (Guilding Light)
  • Carrie Ann Inaba, American dancer and choreographer
  • DJ Bobo [Peter Baumann], Swiss singer, born in Kölliken
  • Felton Spencer, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
  • Jean Zedlitz, LPGA golfer (1994 Children's Med-14th), born in Stockton, California
  • Joe Juneau, Pont-rouge, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • Leila Meskhi, Tbilisi Georgia SSR, tennis star (1995 Hobart)

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79