On This Day

What Happened on January 10, 1968

Historical Events

  • US Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho

Famous Birthdays

  • Lyle Menendez, American author accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Basil Sydney, British actor (Hamlet, Jassy, Simba, Farmer's Wife), dies of pleurisy at 73
  • Howard Smith, American actor (Kiss of Death, Call Northside 777), dies at 74
  • Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer, dies at 85
  • Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (La Momie), dies at 90
1968 Highlights

About January 10, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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