On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1968

Historical Events

  • "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • A's 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Baltimore Orioles

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

Famous Deaths

  • Margaret Seddon, American actress (Mr Deeds Goes to Town), dies at 95
1968 Highlights

About April 17, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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