On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday

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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill
Northern Ireland Prime Minister
Terence O'Neill
  • 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, 220 lbs freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Michael Foster, drummer (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Richmond, Virginia