What Happened on August 17, 1968

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed McCaffrey, American 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)
Born in 1968
1968 Highlights

About August 17, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: People Got To Be Free - The Rascals
  • UK #1 Song: Mony Mony - Tommy James & The Shondells