On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 120 at Indiana
  • Surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on Moon

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Schnier, American rock guitarist (moe.), born in Oneida County, New York
  • Jimmy Adams, Jamaican cricketer (prolific West Indian lefty bat since 1992), born in Port Maria, Jamaica
  • Joey Lauren Adams, American actress, born in North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Katie Anderson, Canadian 100m hurdler (Olympic 7th-92, 96), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Mardi Lunn, Australian golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1999 3rd), born in Cowra, New South Wales

Famous Deaths

  • Kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Olympic bronze 1964), commits suicide
  • Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera), dies at 90