What Happened on February 29, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)
  • Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" wins Grammy Award for Album of the Year, the first rock LP to do so

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Howard Hanson's 6th Symphony, premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Comm) reports against racism & demands aid given to blacks
  • US end regular flights with nuclear bombs
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryce Paup, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills)
  • Cary Conklin, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers)
  • Chucky Brown, NBA forward (Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks)
  • Eugene Volokh, American law professor
  • Frank Woodley, Australian comedian
  • Gonzalo Lira, Chilean-American novelist
  • Naoko Iijima, Japanese actress
  • Pete Fenson, American curler

Famous Deaths

  • Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (b. 1886)