On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1968

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" first performed as a 15-minute pop cantata at Colet Court School in London

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice
  • High winds blow-off the Philadelphia Spectrum's roof, forcing the Flyers to play their final month of the NHL season on the road, with home games moved to Toronto, NYC and Quebec City
  • NBC's unprecedented on-air announcement, Star Trek will return
  • Pirate Radio Atlantis South (England) begins test transmitting
  • Political Party Radikalen (PPR) established in Netherlands
  • Vatican City's Apostolic Constitution of 1967 goes into effect

Famous Birthdays

  • Salil Ankola, Indian cricket pace bowler (1 Test; 20 ODIs), born in Solapur, Maharashtra, India

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Singer-songwriter and actress June Carter (38) weds singer-songwriter Johnny Cash (36) at a church in Franklin, Kentucky

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash

Famous Deaths

  • Georg von der Vring, German painter & writer (Camp Lafayette), dies at 78
1968 Highlights

About March 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces