On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1968

Historical Events

Historic Event

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill calls for "a new endeavour by organisations in Northern Ireland to cross denominational barriers and advance the cause of better community relations"

  • WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, Ohio (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Marty Conlon, American NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Whitfield Crane [William Whitfield Crane IV], American rock musician (Ugly Kid Joe - "Mad Man"; "Too Bad"), born in Palo Alto, California

Famous Deaths

  • Ray Harroun, American auto racer (inaugural Indianapolis 500 1911; Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2000), dies at 89
1968 Highlights

About January 19, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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