On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1968

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)
1968 Highlights

About January 7, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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