On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1968

Historical Events

  • Canadians must get government permission to export silver
  • WBLG (now WTVQ) TV channel 62 in Lexington, KY (ABC) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Beetlejuice, member of Howard Stern's Wack
  • Jon Culshaw, British comedian and impressionist

Famous Deaths

  • André Mathieu, Canadian pianist and composer (Concerto de Québec), dies at 39
  • R. Norris Williams, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1914, 16) who survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic, dies of emphysema at 77
1968 Highlights

About June 2, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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