What Happened on April 17, 1968

Historical Events

  • A's 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Baltimore Orioles

Fade Out-Fade In

Betty Comden & Adolph Green and Jule Styne's musical "Fade Out-Fade In", featuring Carol Burnett, Dick Shawn, and Tina Louise, closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 271 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam McKay, American director (The Big Short, Vice), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, eldest son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Richie Woodhall, British professional boxer, born in Telford, Shropshire, England
  • Roger Twose, English cricketer (Warwickshire batsman, New Zealand 1995), born in Torquay, England
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Margaret Seddon, American stage and screen actress (Mr. Deeds Goes to Town), dies at 95

About April 17, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 5 months and 17 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