On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1968

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Bana, Australian actor
  • Gillian Anderson, actress (The X-Files, Bleak House), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jay Stacy, Aust field hockey midfielder (Olympic 4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
  • Joseph McGinty Nichol, American film producer and director
  • Sam Fogarino, American drummer (Interpol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Detective writer Erle Stanley Gardner (79) weds his long-time secretary Agnes Jean Bethell

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner

1968 Highlights

About August 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo