What Happened on March 12, 1968

Historical Events

  • Indian Ocean island nation Mauritius gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Eckhart, American actor (Thank You or Smoking), born in Cupertino, California
  • Merton Hanks, American NFL safety, 1991-99, 4X-Pro Bowl (San Francisco 49ers; Seattle Seahawks), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Tammy Duckworth, Thai-American politician (US Senator from Illinois (D), 2017-; US Representarive from Illinois, 2013-17), and, former US National Guard Lieutenant Colonel, born in Bangkok, Thailand

Famous Weddings

Maureen O'Hara

Actress Maureen O'Hara (47) marries third husband aviator Charles F. Blair Jr. (58)

1968 Highlights

About March 12, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
  • UK #1 Song: Cinderella Rockefella - Esther & Abi Ofarim