What Happened on December 30, 1968

Historical Events

  • -48°F (-44°C), Mazama & Winthrop, Washington (state record)

Music Recording

Frank Sinatra first records "My Way" with lyrics were written by Paul Anka and based on the French song "Comme d'habitude"

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Dahl, Regina, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • Sean Higgins, NBA guard/forward (Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trailblazers)

Famous Deaths

  • Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician and 1st Secretary-General of the United Nations (1946-52), dies at 72
1968 Highlights

About December 30, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 8 months and 27 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