What Happened on April 7, 1968

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Gangsters Henry Hill and Tommy DeSimone commit the Air France robbery, stealing $420,000 from cargo terminal at New York City's JFK International Airport

Famous Birthdays

  • Duncan Armstrong, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m freestyle 1988), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

Jim Clark (1936-1968)

Scottish auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1965, World F1 Champion 1963, 65; 25 x F1 GP wins), dies in race accident at Hockenheim, Germany at 32

About April 7, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
  • UK #1 Song: Congratulations - Cliff Richard