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 women's 3,000m event at 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 giant slalom at Grenoble Winter Olympics; clean sweeps 3 alpine skiing events with success in the slalom

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher McCandless, American nomad, subject of biography Into the Wild, born in El Segundo, California (d. 1992)
  • Chynna Phillips, American pop vocalist (Wilson Philips - "Hold On"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Gregory Charles, French-Canadian performing artist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Josh Brolin, American actor (Young Riders - "Jimmy Hickok"; W. - "George Bush"; Hail Caesar! -"Eddie Mannix"), born in Santa Monica, Canada
1968 Highlights

About February 12, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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