On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1968

Historical Events

  • Japan's biggest heist, the still-unsolved "300 million yen robbery", occurs in Tokyo.

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier

Famous Birthdays

  • Rob Davis, American NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • George Forrest, Northern Irish politician, dies at 47
  • Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82
  • Patsy Moran, actress (Children of the Wild), dies at 65

Person of interestThomas Merton

Thomas Merton, French-American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), accidentally electrocuted by an electric fan at 53

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton

1968 Highlights

About December 10, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius