On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1968

Historical Events

Historic Event

Senator Robert F. Kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night

  • WKHA TV channel 35 in Hazard, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Licht, American avant garde and pop guitarist, composer, and journalist, born in New Jersey
  • Craig Roberts, Canadian 68 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Everett, Washington
  • Edwin Vurens, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Fran├žois Avard, Canadian writer and scenarist

Famous Deaths

  • Franklin Clark Fry, American minister (World Rad of Church), dies at 67
  • Randolph Churchill, son of Winston Churchill (b. 1911)

AssassinationRobert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy, (US Senator (D), New York), assassinated in Los Angeles by Sirhan Sirhan at 42

1968 Highlights

About June 6, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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