On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


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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

  • Healey Willan, Anglo-Canadian composer, dies at 87