On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1968

Historical Events

Album Release

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

  • "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" premieres on NBC
  • Apollo Lunar Module is launched to Moon; unmanned lunar module tests made
  • NBA announces expansion franchise licences awarded to Milwaukee (Bucks) and Phoenix (Suns)

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Jones, American sports radio and television host and former NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Frank Lebœuf, French actor, sports commentator and former footballer (1998 FIFA World Cup), born in Marseille, France
  • Heath [Hiroshi Morie], Japanese musician, singer and songwriter (X Japan), born in Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan
  • Mauricio Serna, Colombian retired footballer (Colombia national team 1993-2001), born in Medellín, Colombia

Famous Deaths

  • Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer, surfer (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 1912, 20; 4x200m freestyle relay 1920), dies of a heart attack at 77
1968 Highlights

About January 22, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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