On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1968

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Mitchell, American football running back (Washington Redskins), born in Leesville, Louisiana
  • Carolyn Crudgington, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Greta Lind, American actress (Katie Kennicott-All My Children), born in Goshen, New York
  • Griffin Drew, American actress (Dinosaur Island), born in Hazelhurst, Georgia
  • John Coyle, American short track skater (Olympics 1994), born in West Bloomfield, Michigan
  • Justin Strzelczyk, American football offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in West Seneca, New York
  • Lee Seung-yeon, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea

Famous Deaths

  • Cy Walter, American jazz pianist (Three's Company), dies of cancer at 52
1968 Highlights

About August 18, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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