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
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • André Mathieu, Canadian pianist and composer (Concerto de Québec), dies at 39

R. Norris WilliamsR. Norris Williams (1891-1968)

American tennis player (US National C'ship 1914, 16; survived sinking of RMS Titanic), dies of emphysema at 77

About June 2, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 55 years and 6 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: Young Girl - Union Gap Featuring Gary Puckett