What Happened on February 27, 1968

Historical Events

Vietnam War

CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite delivers a scathing editorial on America's chances of winning the Vietnam War

Famous Birthdays

  • Loy Vaught, American NBA forward (LA Clippers), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Mike Sullivan, American NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Marshfield, Massachusetts
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Frankie Lymon, American pop singer (The Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall In Love"), dies of a heroin overdose at 25
  • Johannes Tralow, German writer (Ottoman tetralogy), dies at 85
  • Ludvik Podest, Czech composer, music journalist, and conductor dies at 46
1968 Highlights

About February 27, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love Is Blue (L'amour Est Bleu) - Paul Mauriat And His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: Cinderella Rockefella - Esther & Abi Ofarim