On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1968

Historical Events


USAMartin Luther King Assassination Riots

Riots continue in over 100 US cities following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Front page of The Washington Post on April 7, 1968, three days after the assassination of Martin Luther King
Front page of The Washington Post on April 7, 1968, three days after the assassination of Martin Luther King
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Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Clark, Scottish auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1965, world F1 Champion 1963, 65), dies in race accident at Hockenheim, Germany at 32
1968 Highlights

About April 7, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries