On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1968

Historical Events

  • "Zizi" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances

Appointment of Interest

Cecil Day-Lewis is appointed British Poet Laureate by Queen Elizabeth II

  • Christiaan Barnard performs the world's second heart transplant on Philip Blaiberg
  • KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, California (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Anky van Grunsven, Dutch equestrian rider (Olympic gold dressage 2000, 04, 08; World C'ship gold 1994, 2006), born in Erp, Netherlands
  • Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)
  • Evan Parke, Jamaican actor
  • Scott Mitchell, American NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

Famous Deaths

  • Marvin 'Bud' Ward, American golfer (US Amateur 1939, 41), dies of cancer at 54
  • Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies at 62
1968 Highlights

About January 2, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hello Goodbye - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Hello Goodbye - The Beatles