What Happened on December 21, 1968

Historical Events

Historic Expedition

Apollo 8: 1st manned Moon voyage launched with Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders

  • David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills & Nash) premiere together in California

#1 in the Charts

Glen Campbell's album "Wichita Lineman" goes to #1 in the US


Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Lynn, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in McKinney, Texas
  • Khrystyne Haje, American actress (Simone-Head of the Class), born in Santa Clara, California
1968 Highlights

About December 21, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  • UK #1 Song: Lily The Pink - Scaffold