On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Anaheim's Les Salvage scores 10, 3-pt baskets in ABA game vs Denver
  • Biathlon 4 x 7.5k relay debuts at the Grenoble Winter Olympics with the Soviet Union taking the gold medal ahead of Norway and Sweden
  • Fred Anton Maier of Norway skates a world record 7:22.4 in winning the 5,000m at the Grenoble Winter Olympics; Dutch 1,500m champion Kees Verkerk is just 0.8s behind for silver
  • WVUT TV channel 22 in Vincennes, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Axelle Red, Belgian singer and songwriter, born in Hasselt, Belgium
  • Kurt Robin McKinney, American actor (Ned-General Hospital), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Mieke Suys, Belgian triathlete, born in Ghent, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Little Walter [Marion Walter Jacobs], American blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player, dies as the result of a fight at 37