On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1968

Historical Events

  • Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 v India in his last Test for ten years
  • Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia
  • Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32"), at Agata, USSR
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Pederson, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2017, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Bellingham, Washington
  • Michael Sinclair, American football defensive end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Patrick Stevens, Belgian athlete, born in Belgium
  • Steve Phoenix, American baseball pitcher (Oakland Athletics), born in Phoenix, Arizona
1968 Highlights

About January 31, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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