On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1968

Historical Events

  • 1st supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)
  • NY Jets win AFL championship

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerry Dee, Canadian comedian & actor, born in Scarborough, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85
  • George Louis Francis Lewis, composer, dies at 16
  • Sabin Drăgoi, Romanian composer, dies at 74
1968 Highlights

About December 31, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 53 years and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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