On This Day

What Happened on June 15, 1968

Historical Events

  • "How Now, Dow Jones" closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 220 performances
  • "I Do! I Do!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 561 performances
  • "New Faces of 1965" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • "Yummy Yummy Yummy" by Ohio Express hits #4
  • 15th Curtis Cup: US wins 10½-7½ at Royal County Down Golf Club (Newcastle, Northern Ireland)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Lennon and Yoko Ono plant an acorn at Coventry Cathedral

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Rapp, American playwright and author (Red Light Winter), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Demtra Hampton, model (Garda), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oh Dal-su, South Korean actor, born in Daegu, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
  • Tim Lester, American NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Miami, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • John "Wes" Montgomery, American musician and composer, considered one of the world's greatest jazz guitarists, dies of a heart attack at 45
  • Sam Crawford, American MLB baseball pitcher, dies at 88
1968 Highlights

About June 15, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini