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.

Boxing Title Fight

Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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

Thomas Merton

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


1968 Highlights

About December 10, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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