What Happened on February 13, 1968

Historical Events

  • After winning giant slalom in Innsbruck (1964) French skier Marielle Goitschel takes out the slalom gold medal at the Grenoble Winter Olympics
  • Swedish 10k cross country champion Toini Gustafsson wins her 2nd gold medal at the Grenoble Winter Olympics in the 5k event ahead of Soviet pair Galina Kulakova and Alvetina Kolchina
  • US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam
1968 History

Famous Birthdays

Kelly Hu (55 years old)

American actress ("Sunset Beach"; "The Scorpion King"), model and beauty queen (Miss Teen USA 1985), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Matt Mieske, American baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Midland, Michigan
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87
  • Mae Marsh, actress (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), dies at 72

About February 13, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love Is Blue (L'amour Est Bleu) - Paul Mauriat And His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: Mighty Quinn - Manfred Mann