On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlo Ponti, 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)