On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • A rare 3-way tie for silver in the women's 500m speed skating at the Grenoble Winter Olympics; Soviet Lyudmila Titova wins from American trio of Jenny Fish, Mary Meyers and Dianne Holum
  • Rotterdam metro opened by Princess Beatrix
  • World champion Jean-Claude Killy of France wins the downhill at the Grenoble Winter Olympics; first of 3-event clean sweep of the alpine skiing events at the Games

Famous Birthdays

  • Alejandra Guzm├ín, Mexican singer
  • Derek Strong, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Orlando Magic)
  • Rahul Roy, Indian actor

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Everest, actress (Inquest, Madeleine), dies at 77
  • Frederik M baron van Asbeck, lawyer (League of Nations), dies at 78