What Happened on July 20, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117
  • Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Kennedy, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
  • Chris Tsangaris, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Julian Rhind-Tutt, English actor
  • Kool G Rap [Nathaniel Thomas Wilson], American rapper, born in Queens, New York
  • Michael Park, American actor
  • Robert Rodriguez, director (El Mariachi, Desperado)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festival), dies