On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1968

Historical Events

Historic Event

Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Bana, Australian actor (Hulk), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Gillian Anderson, American actress (The X-Files, Bleak House), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jay Stacy, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympic 4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
  • McG [Joseph McGinty Nichol], American film producer and director (Charlies' Angels), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Peter Docter, American animator, and film director (Monsters, Inc; Up; Soul), born in Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Sam Fogarino, American drummer (Interpol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Weddings

Erle Stanley Gardner

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

1968 Highlights

About August 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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