On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1968

Historical Events

  • Canada begins replacing silver with nickel in coins
  • Cleveland Metroparks begins operating Zoo
  • The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
  • WXIX TV channel 19 in Cincinnati-Newport, OH (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Donegan, American musician (Disturbed), born in Oak Lawn, Illinois
  • Rob Carpenter, American NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Amityville, New York
  • Roshumba Williams, American model (Bride), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Stacey Augmon, American NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers, Hawks), born in Pasadena, California
1968 Highlights

About August 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo