On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1968

Historical Events

  • 1968 NFL Draft: Ron Yary from USC first pick by Minnesota Vikings
  • Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, "Honey"
  • Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese launch the Tet offensive against South Vietnames and US forces

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Nardella, Italian-American ice hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998, Chicago Wolves), born in Melrose Park, Illinois

Person of interestFelipe VI

Felipe VI [Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia], King of Spain (2014-), born in Madrid, Spain

King of Spain Felipe VI
King of Spain
Felipe VI
  • Trevor Dunn, American musician (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Secret Chiefs 3), born in Eureka, California

Famous Deaths

  • Tsugouharu Foujita, Japanese-French painter and printmaker, dies at 81
1968 Highlights

About January 30, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius