What Happened on August 26, 1968

Historical Events

  • "Hey Jude" single released by the Beatles in US (Billboard Song of the Year 1968, Billboard 10th biggest song of all time 2013)

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Boardman, British cyclist (world 1 hour record), born in Merseyside, England
  • Courtney Hall, American NFL center (San Diego Chargers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Kay Francis, American actress (Charley's Aunt, False Madonna), dies of cancer at 63
1968 Highlights

About August 26, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: People Got To Be Free - The Rascals
  • UK #1 Song: Do It Again - Beach Boys