On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1968

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite

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

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, composer, dies at 46
1968 Highlights

About February 27, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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