What Happened on March 7, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • The BBC broadcasts the news for the first time in color on television.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Kent, Bellflower CA, infielder (NY Mets)
  • Ricky Proehl, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)

Famous Deaths

  • Yuri Aleksayevich Gagarin, USSR cosmonaut (Vostok I), dies at 31