On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1968

Historical Events

  • "Promises Promises" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1281 performances
  • Burt Bacharach/Hal David's musical premieres in NYC
  • Gonzalo Barrios, Venezuelan presidential candidate
  • Pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting

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
  • Sarah Fitz-Gerald, Australian squash player (World Open 1996-98, 2001-02, British Open 2001-02), born in Melbourne, Australia

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
1968 Highlights

About December 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius