Historical Events on February 29, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)
  • Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" wins Grammy Award for Album of the Year, the first rock LP to do so

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Howard Hanson's 6th Symphony, premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Comm) reports against racism & demands aid given to blacks
  • US end regular flights with nuclear bombs
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site