What Happened on January 6, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks
  • Dr N E Shumway performs 1st US adult cardiac transplant operation
  • Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Crafts, NFL/WLAF tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • John Singleton, director/screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood)
  • Vlastimil Plavucha, Banska Bystrica CZ, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)

Famous Deaths

  • Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81