On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1968

Historical Events

  • Arthur Kopit's "Indians" premieres in London
  • Radio astronomy satellite Explorer 38 launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Kevin Loville, American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jack Frost [John Dempsey], American heavy metal guitarist (Seven Witches), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Mark Lenzi, American 3m spring diver (Olympic gold 1992), born in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama (d. 2012)
1968 Highlights

About July 4, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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