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 (Buttigieg), Maltese pop singer ("Desire"), and politician (Member of Parliament), born in Naxxar, Malta
  • Gary Coleman, American actor (Diff'rent Strokes), born in Zion, llinois (d. 2010)
  • Joy Fawcett, American football (soccer) defender (Olympics 1996), born in Inglewood, California
  • Ron Goetz, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
Born in 1968

About February 8, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love Is Blue (L'amour Est Bleu) - Paul Mauriat And His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: Mighty Quinn - Manfred Mann