On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1968

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

  • South African Airways Boeing 707 crashes at Windhoek, 122 killed

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Deaths

  • H.B. "Toby" Halicki, American filmmaker, stunt driver, and actor (Gone In 60 Seconds), killed shooting a stunt at 48
  • Mabel Stark, American tiger trainer "crazy Mabel", found dead after her suicide at 79
  • Marion Weeks, American silent film actress, and Ziegfield Follies singer and dancer, dies of stroke at 81
1968 Highlights

About April 20, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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