On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1968

Historical Events

US Golf Open

US Open Golf, Oak Hill CC: Lee Trevino wins his first major title by 4 shots from Jack Nicklaus; first to play sub-70 golf in Open history

Famous Birthdays

  • Matt Turk, American NFL punter (Washington Redskins), born in Greenfield, Wisconsin
  • Nehemiah Perry, Jamaican cricketer (fine Jamaican off-spinner for the West Indies), bornin Kingston, Jamaica
  • Patrick Stuart, actor (Will Cortlandt-All My Children), born in Hollywood, California
1968 Highlights

About June 16, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 54 years and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: This Guy's In Love With You - Herb Alpert
  • UK #1 Song: Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones