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 heavy metal vocalist (Helloween, 1986-93 and 2016-present), born in Hamburg, West 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
Born in 1968
1968 Highlights

About January 24, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 55 years and 8 months
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred And The Playboys
  • UK #1 Song: The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde - Georgie Fame