What Happened on January 18, 1968

Historical Events

  • "Happy Time" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances

Music Premiere

Hal Hester and Danny Appolinar's rock musical "Your Own Thing", loosely based on Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", premieres at the Orpheum Theater, NYC; runs for 933 performances

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Quitely, Scottish comic book artist, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Bert Wheeler, American actor (Brave Eagle; The Nitwits; Hold 'em Jail;, High Flyers; Rainmakers), dies at 72
  • John Ridgely, American actor (Northern Pursuit; They Died with Their Boots On; Air Force), dies from a heart ailment at 58

About January 18, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 4 months and 23 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: The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde - Georgie Fame