On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1968

Historical Events

  • Bloodless coup in Iraq led by General Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
  • The Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Beth Littleford, American comedian, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Bitty Schram, American actress, born in New York
1968 Highlights

About July 17, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer