What Happened on April 24, 1968

Historical Events

  • ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Pete Tountas
  • Leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC
  • Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations.
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Comess, American drummer (Spin Doctors - "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong"), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Aidan Gillen [Aidan Murphy], Irish actor (Queer as Folk, Game of Thrones), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Hashim Tha├ži, Kosovan politician, 1st Prime Minister of Kosovo (2008-14) and 4th President of Kosovo (2016-), born in Srbica, Yugoslavia
  • Stacy Haiduk, American actress (Superboy - "Lana Lang"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Todd Jones, MLB relief pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Marietta, Georgia
  • Tracy Gravely, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes), born in West Virginia
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Norman McKaye, actor (Untamed Fury, Frogman), dies at 62
  • Tommy Noonan, American actor, screenwriter and producer (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Promises Promises), dies of a brain tumor at 46

About April 24, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
  • UK #1 Song: What A Wonderful World/Cabaret - Louis Armstrong