On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1968

Historical Events

  • "Planet of the Apes" premieres in New York City
  • Orangeburg Massacre: highway patrol officers kill 3 students and injure 27 others demonstrating at South Carolina State University, 1st student killing by law enforcement in the US

Famous Birthdays

  • Claudette Pace, Maltese singer
  • Gary Coleman, American actor (Diff'rent Strokes), born in Zion, llinois (d. 2010)
  • Joy Fawcett, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Inglewood, California
  • Ron Goetz, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

Famous Deaths

  • J Borremans, Belgian politician (Communist), dies at 56
1968 Highlights

About February 8, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years and 10 months
Leap Year: Yes

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