What Happened on June 15, 1968

Historical Events

  • "How Now, Dow Jones" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC, after 220 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)
  • Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones' musical "I Do! I Do!", starring Gordon MacRae and Carol Lawrence, and directed by Gower Champion, closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 561 performances, and 1 Tony Award

Music History

John Lennon and Yoko Ono plant two acorns for peace, at Coventry Cathedral, Conventry, England

1968 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Rapp, American playwright and author (Red Light Winter), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Demtra Hampton, American model, and actress (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
Born in 1968

Famous Weddings

Dudley Moore

Actor Dudley Moore (33) weds actress Suzy Kendall; divorced in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • (John) "Wes" Montgomery, American influential jazz guitarist and Grammy Award winner, dies of a heart attack at 45
  • (Patrick) "Buddy" Attaway, American country and Cajun fiddler, and songwriter ("I'm Sitting On Top Of The World"), dies at 45
  • Sam Crawford, American Baseball HOF outfielder (MLB HR leader 1901, 08; AL RBI leader 1910, 14, 15; MLB record 309 career triples; Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers), dies at 88

About June 15, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 3 months and 9 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