What Happened on August 20, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • During the night 200,000 Warsaw Pact Soviet led troops invade Czechoslovakia in response to the Prague Spring
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Klas Ingesson, Swedish footballer
  • Sandy Brondello, Australian basketball guard (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer

Famous Deaths

  • Earl Sande, American jockey (Kentucky Derby), dies at 69