On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1968

Historical Events

  • Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117

HeartEngagement of Interest

Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Kennedy, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
  • Chris Tsangaris, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Jimmy Carson, American NHL center (6 NHL hat tricks before age 21), born in Southfield, Michigan
  • Julian Rhind-Tutt, English actor
  • Kool G Rap [Nathaniel Thomas Wilson], American rapper, born in Queens, New York
  • Michael Park, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festival), dies at 60
1968 Highlights

About July 20, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer