On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1968

Historical Events

  • "Promises Promises" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1281 performances
  • 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

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? 53 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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