On This Day

What Happened on January 11, 1968

Historical Events

  • Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km)

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Rivera, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Benjamin List, German chemist (2021 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for asymmetric organocatalysis), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Sharon Brown, American actress (Chantal-Generations), born in NYC, New York
  • Tom Dumont, American musician
1968 Highlights

About January 11, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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