On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


AppointmentAppointment of Interest

US President Richard Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor

US Secretary of State and Political Scientist Henry Kissinger
US Secretary of State and Political Scientist
Henry Kissinger
37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Famous Birthdays

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  • Elna Reinach, South African tennis player (US Open mixed doubles [with Patrick Galbraith] 1994), born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Jiri Dopita, Czech ice hockey center (World C'ship gold 1996, 2000-01; Philadelphia Flyers), born in Ĺ umperk, Czech Republic
  • Lucy Liu, American actress
  • Mark Harding, Bath England, keeper of Internet biographies
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