On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1968

Historical Events

  • "Happy Time" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances
  • Hester & Appolinar's musical "Your Own Thing" premieres in NYC
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

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

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
1968 Highlights

About January 18, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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