On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1968

Historical Events

  • After 5 years Soviet Union once again jams Voice of America radio

Presidential Convention

Democratic Convention opens in Chicago, goes on to nominate Hubert Humphrey

  • PFC James Anderson Jr is 1st African American Marine to win Medal of Honor (Vietnam War)

Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia

Warsaw Pact forces complete their invasion of Czechoslovakia by arresting the Czech leader Alexander Dubček and forcing him to sign the Moscow Protocols

  • William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Ann Moore, American actress, Playboy playmate (Dec, 1992) and ballroom dancer, born in Spokane, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • Vladimir Boudnik, Czech sculptor, commits suicide at about 45
1968 Highlights

About August 21, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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