On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1968

Historical Events

Sports History

Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis

Historic Event

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill receives overwhelming support from Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs) at Stormont

  • Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Walsh, American NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings; sues NFL over head injuries 2011), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Kate Humble, English television presenter, born in Wimbledon, London
  • Kurt Schulz, American football safety (Buffalo Bills), born in Wenatchee, Washington
  • Laurie Williams, West Indian cricketer (West Indian ODI all-rounder v NZ 1996), born in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica (d. 2002)
  • Ray Ethridge, American football wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens), born in San Diego, California
  • Rory Kennedy, American documentary filmmaker, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Tatianna, Spanish singer (Baile Commigo, Chicad de Hoy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Tallulah Bankhead, American stage and film actress (Lifeboat, They Knew What They Wanted), dies of pneumonia at 65
  • Walter Robins, cricketer (19 Tests for England 64 wkts), dies
1968 Highlights

About December 12, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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