On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1968

Historical Events

  • Operation Coburg, an Australian and New Zealand military action during the Vietnam War, begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Burmester, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe Test all-rounder in 3 Tests 1992), born in Durban, South Africa
  • Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast (Olympic gold all-round 1984), born in Fairmont, West Virginia
  • Michael Kiske, German musician, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Ross Powell, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • Scott Mercier, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Harbor City, California
1968 Highlights

About January 24, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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