On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1968

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)
  • Netherlands gets color TV
  • Pennsylvania Railroad and NYC Central merge into Pennsylvania Central
  • WDCO TV channel 15 in Cochran, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Davor Ĺ uker, Croatian soccer striker (68 caps; Sevilla; President Croatian FF), born in Osijek, Croatia
  • Miki Higashino, Japanese composer

Famous Deaths

  • Andy Oberlander, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback and coach (National C'ship 1954), dies at 62
1968 Highlights

About January 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn