On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1968

Historical Events

  • Dick Beyers (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne, to become NWA champ

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed McCaffrey, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
  • Helen McCrory, English actress (The Queen, Peaky Blinders), born in London (d. 2021)
1968 Highlights

About August 17, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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