On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1968

Historical Events

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

25th Golden Globes: "In the Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger, & Edith Evans win

  • Dutch speed skater Ans Schut wins the women's 3,000m event at the Grenoble Winter Olympics; first 10 finishers beat previous Olympic record set in Squaw Valley (1960)
  • Frenchman Jean Claude-Killy follows his win in the downhill with victory in the giant slalom at the Grenoble Winter Olympics; clean sweeps 3 alpine skiing events with success in the slalom

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher McCandless, US nomad, subject of biography Into the Wild, born in El Segundo, California (d. 1992)
  • Chynna Phillips, American vocalist (Wilson Philips-Hold On), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Gregory Charles, French-Canadian performing artist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Josh Brolin, American actor (Johnny-Private Eye, Jimmy Hickok-Young Riders), born in Santa Monica, Canada
1968 Highlights

About February 12, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius