On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV
  • 1st class US postage raised from 5 cents to 6 cents
  • Surveyor 7, the last spacecraft in the Surveyor series, lifts off

Famous Deaths

  • Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)