What Happened on June 14, 1968

Historical Events

  • "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" second studio album by Iron Butterfly is released
  • Off duty Dutch military permitted to wear regular clothing

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Wiggins, American NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Eric Murdock, American NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Miami Heat), born in Somerville, New Jersey
  • Faizon Love, American actor and comedian, born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • Tony Smith, American NBA guard (Miami Heat), born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
  • Yasmine Bleeth, American actress (Ryan's Hope, 1 Life to Live, Baywatch), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish composer (Facettes; Aniara), dies at 51
  • Ken Errair, American pop-jazz singer (Four Freshmen, 1953-55 - "Graduation Day"), dies in a chartered plane crash at 42

Salvatore QuasimodoSalvatore Quasimodo (1901-1968)

Italian poet, critic and translator (Nobel 1959), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 66


1968 Highlights

About June 14, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
  • UK #1 Song: Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones