On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1968

Historical Events

  • KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.

Film & TV History

Terence O'Neill, Northern Ireland Prime Minister, makes a television appeal for moderate opinion in what became known as the 'Ulster stands at the Crossroads' speech

  • The Derry Citizen's Action Committee (DCAC) calls for a halt to all marches and protests for a period of one month

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Johnson, NFL defensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Brent Price, NBA guard (Houston Rockets, Washington Bullets)
  • Kurt Angle, American 220 lbs freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Michael Foster, American drummer (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Richmond, Virginia
1968 Highlights

About December 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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