What Happened on February 18, 1968

Historical Events

  • After winning men's luge singles Olympic gold medal in Innsbruck (1964), Thomas K√∂hler of Germany teams with Klaus Bonsack to take out the doubles in Grenoble
  • Britain commences a trial of year-round daylight saving time (BST - British Standard Time, one hour ahead of GMT)
  • Thousands of people in West Berlin demonstrate against US involvement in the Vietnam War
  • X Winter Olympic Games close in Grenoble, France

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Rigsby, American bluegrass mandolin player, fiddler, guitarist, and producer (Lonesome River Band), born in Isonville, Kentucky
  • Molly Ringwald, American actress (16 Candles, Pretty in Pink), born in Roseville California

Famous Deaths

  • Sigurd Erixon, etnologist (Atlas "ver Svensk Folkkultur), dies at 79
1968 Highlights

About February 18, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love Is Blue (L'amour Est Bleu) - Paul Mauriat And His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: Mighty Quinn - Manfred Mann