On This Day

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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
  • Thousands of people in West Berlin demonstrate against US involvement in the Vietnam War
  • X Winter Olympic Games close in Grenoble, France

Famous Birthdays

  • 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? 52 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius