What Happened on January 21, 1968

Historical Events

NFL Pro Bowl

18th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: West beats East, 38-20; MVPs: Gale Sayers, Chicago Bears, HB; Dave Robinson, Green Bay Packers, DT

Sports History

7th AFL All Star Game, Gator Bowl, Jacksonville: Eastern Division beats Western Division, 25-24; MVPs: Joe Namath, NY Jets, QB; Don Maynard, NY Jets, F; Speedy Duncan, LA Chargers, DB/KR

  • The Battle of Khe Sanh - one of the most publicized and controversial battles of the Vietnam War - begins at the Khe Sanh Air Base
  • US B-52 bomber with nuclear bomb on board crashes in Greenland
1968 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlotte Ross, actress (Eve-Days of Our Lives), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tom Urbani, pitcher (St Louis Cards, Detroit Tigers), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Ulrica Messing, Swedish politician
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Will Lang Jr., American magazine executive (b. 1914)

About January 21, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred And The Playboys
  • UK #1 Song: The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde - Georgie Fame