On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1968

Historical Events

  • The People's Democracy (PD) announce that its members will undertake a protest march from Belfast to Derry beginning 1 January 1969
  • The Zodiac Killer kills Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday in Vallejo, California.

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Cornish, British comedian, born in Westminster, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck, American author (Grapes of Wrath, Nobel Prize 1940, 1962), dies at 66

  • Max Brod, Czech-born Israeli composer, writer and biographer of Kafka, dies at 84
1968 Highlights

About December 20, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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