What Happened on August 19, 1968

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark McGuinn, American country music singer-songwriter ("Mrs. Steven Rudy"), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, Greek windsurfer (Gold Olympic Medal 1996, Silver 2004), born in Athens, Greece

Famous Deaths

  • George Gamow, Ukrainian-born American nuclear physicist and cosmologist (Big Bang Theory, DNA), dies at 64
  • Sara Jane Roberts, child actress (Our Gang), dies after surgery at 44
1968 Highlights

About August 19, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 54 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