What Happened on August 27, 1968

Historical Events

  • Protest by the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) at the Guildhall's council chamber; after which Eamon Melaugh phones the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) to organise a march in Derry

Famous Birthdays

  • Emanual Davis, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • Eric "Bobo" Correa, American percussionist (Beastie Boys; Cypress Hill), born in Queens, New York City
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Marina, Princess of Greece and Denmark, Duchess of Kent, wife of Prince George of England, dies at 61
1968 Highlights

About August 27, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 55 years and 26 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