What Happened on December 1, 1968

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Burt Bacharach and Hal David's musical "Promises, Promises", based on the 1960 Billy Wider film "The Apartment", opens at Shubert Theatre, NYC; runs for 1,281 performances, wins a Grammy and 2 Tony Awards

  • Gonzalo Barrios, Venezuelan presidential candidate

Famous Birthdays

  • Anders Holmertz, Swedish swimmer (4 x Olympic silver 200m, 1 x bronze 400m 1988-96), born in Motala, Sweden
  • Justin Chadwick, British actor and director (Bleak House), born in Salford, England
  • Sarah Fitz-Gerald, Australian squash player (World Open 1996-98, 2001-02, British Open 2001-02), born in Melbourne, Australia
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Dario Moreno, Turkish-Jewish singer (b. 1921)
  • Hugo Haas, Czechoslovakian actor and director (Bait, Pick Up, 2 Smart People), dies of asthma at 66

About December 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love Child - Diana Ross & The Supremes
  • UK #1 Song: The Good The Bad And The Ugly - Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra & Chorus