On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1968

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial "Rivers of Blood" speech

British Politician Enoch Powell
British Politician
Enoch Powell

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pierre Trudeau sworn in as Canada's 15th Prime Minister

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • South African Airways Boeing 707 crashes at Windhoek, 122 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • DeDee Nathan, American heptathlete, born in Birmingham, Alabama

Famous Weddings

  • The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (24) weds fellow reporter Carol Honsa

Famous Deaths

  • Mabel Stark, American tiger trainer "crazy Mabel", found dead after her suicide at 79
  • Marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81
1968 Highlights

About April 20, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus