On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1968

Historical Events


Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • "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? 52 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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