What Happened on March 15, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Bob Beamon sets indoor long jump record (27'2-3/4")
  • British Foreign Secretary George Brown resigns
  • Diocese of Rome announces that it "deplored the concept", but wouldn't prohibit rock & roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri

Event of interestEvent of Interest

LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Uprising in South Yemen
  • US Mint stops buying & selling gold

Famous Birthdays

  • John Tardy, US heavy metalist (Obituary, Slowly We Rot)
  • Jon Schaffer, American guitarist (Iced Earth)
  • Kahimi Karie, Japanese singer
  • Mark McGrath, American musician (Sugar Ray), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Rob Anderson, Kamloops BC, Canadian Tour golfer (BC Amateur-1990, 92)
  • Sabrina [Salerno], Genoa Italy, Miss Italy (1984)/singer (Boys)
  • Terje Riis-Johansen, Norwegian politician