On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1968

Historical Events

  • Pirate Radio Free London begins transmitting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu visits Prague

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Debra Messing, American actress (Will & Grace), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Vassili Pankov, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Kilenyi, Sr. [Ede Kilényi], composer and teacher (Clipped Wings, Outside the Law), dies at 84
1968 Highlights

About August 15, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo