On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1968

Historical Events

  • KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin begins broadcasting

Film Premiere

Musical-fantasy film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", co-written by Roald Dahl and director Ken Hughes, starring Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes, with songs by Sherman and Sherman, premieres at the Odeon Leicester Square theater, London

  • Official revocation of the Edict of Expulsion of Jews from Spain at Second Vatican Council

Famous Birthdays

  • Darryll Lewis, American NFL cornerback, 1991-2001 (Houston/Tennessee Oilers, and 2 other teams), born in Bellflower, California
  • Paul Scherrer, American actor (Children of Corn II, Free Spirit), born in Rochester, New York
  • Wendy Doolan, Australian golfer (Evian Masters 2004), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Yannick AllĂ©no, French chef, born in Puteaux, France
1968 Highlights

About December 16, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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