On This Day

What Happened on June 3, 1968

Historical Events


MurderAssassination Attempt

American radical feminist Valerie Solanas attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times. She is later diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and pleads guilty to "reckless assault with intent to harm", serving a 3 year sentence.

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol
  • Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins
  • Poor Peoples March on Washington, D.C.
  • Yanks turn 21st triple-play in their history lose 4-3 to Twins

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Kotey, Ghanaian boxer (WBO Bantamweight C'ship 1994-95), born in Accra, Ghana (d. 2020)
  • Samantha Sprackling, Nigerian singer
1968 Highlights

About June 3, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini