On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 1968

Historical Events

  • 150,000 demonstrate against leftist students in West Berlin
  • Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000

Famous Birthdays

  • Pellom McDaniels, American professor & NFL defensive lineman (KC Chiefs), born in San Jose, California
  • Terry Allen, American NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Wash Redskins), born in Commerce, Georgia

Famous Deaths

Person of interestHoward Florey

Howard Florey, Australian pathologist and pharmacologist who purified penicillin (Nobel 1945), dies at 69

Pathologist and Nobel Laureate Howard Florey
Pathologist and Nobel Laureate
Howard Florey

1968 Highlights

About February 21, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces