On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1968

Historical Events

  • Duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas
  • Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million to CBS

Famous Birthdays

  • Jackie Harris, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • Mike Wilpolt, American football player & coach, born in Broomfield, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83
1968 Highlights

About January 4, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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