What Happened on December 29, 1968

Historical Events

Sports History

AFL Championship, Shea Stadium, NYC: New York Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23; Joe Namath 3 TD passes sparks Jets to win

  • Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes
  • NFL Championship, Cleveland Municipal Stadium: Baltimore Colts shutout Cleveland Browns, 34-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlo Ponti, Jr., Italian orchestral conductor and son of Carlo Ponti & Sophia Loren, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Darren Perry, American NFL free safety (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Chesapeake, Virginia
  • James Mouton, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Denver, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • Austin Farrer, English theologian and philosopher (b. 1904)
1968 Highlights

About December 29, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 8 months and 26 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