On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 1968

Historical Events

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)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • 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? 53 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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