What Happened on January 22, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Music releaseAlbum Release

"Lady Soul" 14th studio album by Aretha Franklin is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1968)

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  • "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" premieres on NBC
  • Apollo 5 launched to Moon; unmanned lunar module tests made
  • NBA announces it will expand to Milwaukee & Phoenix

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Jones, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • Frank LebÅ“uf, French footballer
  • Heath, Japanese bass guitarist (X Japan)
  • Mauricio Serna, Colombian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaiian swimmer (Olympics 3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24), dies at 77