On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1968

Historical Events

Sports History

Future Hockey Hall of Fame center Phil Esposito of the Boston Bruins scores 2 goals in his goaltender brother Tony's (also HOF) NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens; 2-2 tie

  • Rolling Stones release "Beggar's Banquet" LP

Famous Birthdays

  • Lisa Marie [Sliwa], American actress (Mars Attack), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Margaret Cho, American actress and comedienne (Face/Off), born in San Francisco, California
  • Rhett Hall, American NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Morgan Hill, California

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Clark, American actor (Zotz, Auntie Mame), dies of liver ailment at 54
1968 Highlights

About December 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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