On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Soviet UnionWarsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia

During the night 250,000 Warsaw Pact Soviet led troops invade Czechoslovakia in response to the Prague Spring
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Crowds of protesters surround Soviet tanks during the first days of the invasion of Czechoslovakia
Crowds of protesters surround Soviet tanks during the first days of the invasion of Czechoslovakia
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Klas Ingesson, Swedish footballer and manager, born in Ödeshög, Sweden (d. 2014)
  • Sandy Brondello, Australian basketball guard (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Mackay, Queensland
  • Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Famous Deaths

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