What Happened on January 15, 1968

Historical Events

  • KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, Texas (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
  • 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)
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Masterton, Canadian American NHL player, first to be fatally injured during a game (Jan 13), dies at 29
  • Leopold Infeld, Polish nuclear physcist (Motion & Relativity), dies at 69

About January 15, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred And The Playboys
  • UK #1 Song: Hello Goodbye - The Beatles