On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Minnesota North Stars forward Bill Masterton dies 2 days after suffering a head injury in a game against the Oakland Seals; the only death as a result of a game injury in NHL history

Famous Birthdays

  • Chad Lowe, American actor (Spencer, Apprentice to Murder), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Felton Spencer, American NBA center (SF Warriors), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Iñaki Urdangarín, Spanish handball player & royal, born in Basque Country, Spain
  • Laurie Fellner, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Steve McConaghy, Australian soling sailor (Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Masterson, Canadian American NHL player, first to be fatally injured during a game (Jan 13), dies at 29
  • Bill Masterton, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • John Davidson, American actor (Dick Tracy vs Crime Inc, Charlie Chan-Chinese Cat), dies at 80
  • Leopold Infeld, Polish nuclear physcist (Motion & Relativity), dies at 69