On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87
  • Mae Marsh, actress (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), dies at 72
1968 Highlights

About February 13, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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