On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1968

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Craver, NFL running back (Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers)
  • Alejandro Sanz, Spanish singer (Más), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Casper Van Dien, American actor (Starship Troopers), born in Milton, Florida
  • Craig "muMS" Grant, American poet and actor (Oz), born in New York City

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actor Peter Sellers (43) divorces actress Britt Ekland after 4 years of marriage

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers

Famous Deaths

  • Joan Tabor, American actress (Teenage Millionaire), dies at 36 after accidentally overdosing on influenza medication
  • Sir John Layton Jarvis, English thoroughbred race horse trainer (9 x British Classic Races; 3 x British flat racing Champion Trainer), dies at 80
1968 Highlights

About December 18, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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