What Happened on April 6, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 13th Eurovision Song Contest: Massiel for Spain wins singing "La, la, la" in London
  • 94.5% of East German voters approve new socialist constitution
  • Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Dave Davis
  • Gas and gunpowder explosions at sporting goods store, downtown Richmond, Indiana, kills 41 and injures more than 150
  • HemisFair 1968 opens in San Antonio, Texas

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Anderson, Australian high jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Western Australia
  • Vanessa Lann, American composer (Dancing to an Orange Drummer), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Robert "Bobby" Hutton, American Black Panther leader and treasurer, shot to death by Oakland police at 17