On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1968

Historical Events

  • 178,000 employees of US Bell Telephone System go on strike
  • 1st ABA basketball championship began
  • Dutch Department of Amnesty International forms
  • London Bridge is sold to US oil company (to be erected in Arizona)
  • Mart Crowley's "Boys in the Band" premieres in NYC
  • Peter Luke's "Hadrian VII" premieres in London
  • San Francisco's Old Hall of Justice demolished
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • David Hewlett, Canadian actor (Stargate Universe), born in Redhill, Surrey, England
  • Mary Birdsong, American actress (Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me), born in Florida
1968 Highlights

About April 18, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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