On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1968

Historical Events

Film Premiere

Arthur Penn's film "Bonnie and Clyde" premieres in Paris, France with stars Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway in attendance

  • Houston Cougars defeat the UCLA Bruins 71-69 to win basketball's Game of the Century and end UCLA's 47 game winning streak
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood

Famous Birthdays

  • Fantastic Negrito [Xavier Dphrepaulezz], American blues singer-songwriter (The Last Days of Oakland; Please Don't Be Dead), born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts
  • Junior Murray, West Indian cricketer (WI keeper, no relation to Derryck or David), born in St. George's Grenada
  • Nick Anderson, American basketball player (Orlando Magic), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Weddings

Wedding of Interest

Actress Sharon Tate (24) weds actor and director Roman Polanski (34) in Chelsea, London

1968 Highlights

About January 20, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 54 years and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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