On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1968

Historical Events

Music History

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

Music History

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

  • 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? 53 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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