On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardNFL 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

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers
  • 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

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

Famous Deaths

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