On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1968

Historical Events

  • 72nd Boston Marathon: Amby Burfoot wins in 2:22:17; Bobbi Gibb 1st woman for 3rd straight year in 3:30:00 (unsanctioned)
  • Houston Astros beat NY Mets, 1-0, in 24 innings

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Brewer, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Ed O'Brien, English musician and songwriter (Radiohead), born in Oxford
  • Stacey Williams, American fashion model (SI Swimsuit 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, Ukrainian composer & the father of modern Ukrainian music, dies at 73
1968 Highlights

About April 15, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries