On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1968

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

  • Darryl Kile, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1993, 97, 2000; no-hitter 1993; Houston Astros), born in Garden Grove, California (d. 2002)
  • David Batty, English soccer midfielder (42 caps; Leeds United, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United), born in Leeds, England
  • 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 (Ally McBeal), born in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York
  • Nate Mendel, American bassist (Foo Fighters), born in Richland, Washington
  • Rena Sofer, American actress (Rocky-Loving, Lois Cerullo-General Hospital), born in Arcadia, California
1968 Highlights

About December 2, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius