On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1968

Historical Events

  • Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks
  • Dr N E Shumway performs 1st US adult cardiac transplant operation
  • Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Crafts, NFL/WLAF tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, Amsterdam Admirals), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • John Singleton, American director and screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)
  • Vlastimil Plavucha, Slovak hockey forward (Team Slovakia), born in Bansk√° Bystrica, Slovakia

Famous Deaths

  • Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81
1968 Highlights

About January 6, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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