On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 1968

Historical Events

  • "George M!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 435 performances

Film tv awardsAcademy 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)
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Gustavs Celmins, Latvian politician (b. 1899)
1968 Highlights

About April 10, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries