On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1968

Historical Events

  • Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2 launched into Earth orbit
  • Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandfather took out in 1823 from the University of Cincinnati

Famous Birthdays

  • Keith Goganious, American NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Mark Geyer, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Granville, Australia
  • Melissa Iverson, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Anoka, Minnesota
  • Ricky Ervins, American NFL running back (SF 49ers), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Tom Myslinski, American NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Rome, New York
1968 Highlights

About December 7, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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