What Happened on January 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 34th Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #2 Tennessee, 26-24
  • 34th Sugar Bowl: LSU beats #5 Wyoming, 20-13
  • 54th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #4 Indiana, 14-3
  • ABC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp & FM)

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Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Caesar's Palace Fountain

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
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Evel Knievel
  • Netherlands gets color TV
  • WDCO TV channel 15 in Cochran, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Davor Ĺ uker, Croatian footballer
  • John de Visser, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Miki Higashino, Japanese composer
  • Sandy Beasley, softball outfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Richmond, British Columbia