On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1968

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon and their wives fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Guru
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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Elvis Presley receives a gold record for "How Great Thou Art"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Italy completes the bobsleigh double at the Grenoble Winter Olympics with victory in the 4-man; Eugenio Monti and Luciano de Paolis double up for gold winning 2-man earlier
  • US 1st 911 phone system goes into service in Haleyville, Alabama

Famous Birthdays

  • Cecil Gray, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals), born in Harlem, New York
  • Erik Regtop, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen), born in Schoonebeek, Netherlands
  • Warren Ellis, British comic book writer (Red), born in Essex, England

Famous Deaths

  • (James) Healey Willan, British-Canadian organist, composer, and educator, dies at 87
1968 Highlights

About February 16, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius