On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1968

Historical Events

  • 32nd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Bob Goalby shoots a final round 66 (-6) to win his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of Roberto De Vicenzo who has his card famously marked incorrectly
  • First NBA game at New York's iconic Madison Square Garden; NY Knicks beat San Diego Rockets, 114-102

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Trim, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Anthony Michael Hall, American actor (SNL, Breakfast Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jesse Levis, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)
1968 Highlights

About April 14, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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