On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1968

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on US network TV

Historic Event

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill travels to Dublin to meet with Irish Prime Minister Jack Lynch to continue discussions on matters of joint interest to the two governments


Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Alexeyev, American NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics 1998), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Ami Dolenz, American actress (General Hospital, Can't Buy Me Love), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Brian Johnson, American catcher (San Diego Padres), born in Oakland, California
  • Keith Mullings, American boxer (WBC and lineal light middleweight titles 1998), born in Manchester Parish, Jamaica (d. 2021)
  • Mark Duane Croghan, American 3k steeplechase athlete (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Paul Carey, American baseball infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1968 Highlights

About January 8, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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