What Happened on August 8, 1968

Historical Events

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

Presidential Convention

Republican convention in Miami Beach nominates Richard Nixon for president

1968 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Abey Kuruvila, cricketer (promising Bombay fast bowler)
  • Suzy Hamilton, US olympic 1500m runner
Born in 1968

Famous Divorces

Jack Nicholson

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

About August 8, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hello, I Love You - The Doors
  • UK #1 Song: Fire - Crazy World Of Arthur Brown