On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1968

Historical Events

  • Apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis
  • Ballon d'Or: Manchester United's winger George Best wins award for best European football player ahead of teammate Bobby Charlton and Red Star Belgrade winger Dragan Džajić; first Northern Irish national to win the award
  • WATU (now WAGT) TV channel 26 in Augusta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Doyle Bramhall II, American guitarist, born in Texas
  • Joe Scuderi, Australian cricketer (South Australian all-rounder), born in Ingham, Australia
  • Marleen Renders, Belgian athlete, born in Diest, Belgium
1968 Highlights

About December 24, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 52 years and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn