On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1968

Historical Events

  • Jarry Park is approved by Mayor Jean Drapeau for interim use by Expos
  • Race riot in Miami, Florida

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Republican convention in Miami Beach nominates Richard Nixon for president

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Famous Birthdays

  • Abey Kuruvila, cricketer (promising Bombay fast bowler)
  • Suzy Hamilton, US olympic 1500m runner

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actor Jack Nicholson (31) divorces Sandra Knight (28) after 6 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Orovida Camille Pissarro, British painter and etcher, dies at 74
1968 Highlights

About August 8, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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