What Happened on December 26, 1968

Historical Events

  • Arab terrorists in Athens fire on El Al plane, kills 1
  • Bruin Ted Green sets NHL penalty record of 3 minors, 2 majors & 2 game misconducts in a game against NY Rangers in NY's Madison Square Garden
  • Jay Allens "Forty Carats" premieres in NYC
  • Led Zeppelin's concert debut in Denver as opener for Vanilla Fudge

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Lawrence, American TV producer, director and screenwriter (Scrubs, Ted Lasso), born in Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • Darren Barber, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Mideon [Dennis Knight], American professional wrestler, born in Clearwater, Florida
1968 Highlights

About December 26, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  • UK #1 Song: Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da - Marmalade