On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Burmester, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test all-rounder in 3 Tests 1992)
  • Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast (Olympic gold all-round 1984), born in Fairmont, West Virginia
  • Michael Kiske, German musician
  • Ross Powell, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros)
  • Scott Mercier, Harbor City California, cyclist (Olympics 1996)