On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1968

Historical Events

  • "Darling of the Day" closes at George Abbott NYC after 31 performances

InventionScientific Discovery

Discovery of 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919) by Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish

Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
  • Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games
  • US troops reconquer Hue Vietnam

Famous Birthdays

  • John Velddman, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (d. 2005)
1968 Highlights

About February 24, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces