On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1968

Historical Events

  • 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actress and Murder Victim Sharon Tate
Actress and Murder Victim
Sharon Tate
Film Director Roman Polanski
Film Director
Roman Polanski

1968 Highlights

About January 20, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 53 years and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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