What Happened on April 10, 1968

Historical Events

Academy Awards

40th Academy Awards: "In the Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger & Katherine Hepburn win

  • Ferry Wahine sinks in Wellington harbour, New Zealand on route from Lyttelton (51 killed)

Music Premiere

Musical "George M!", based on the life of Broadway star George M. Cohan, opens at Palace Theater NYC for 435 performances

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Orlando Jones, American actor and comedian (MADtv, 7 Up spokesman), born in Toulminville, Alabama
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Gustavs Celmins, Latvian politician (b. 1899)

About April 10, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
  • UK #1 Song: Congratulations - Cliff Richard