On This Day

What Happened on March 15, 1968

Historical Events

  • Bob Beamon sets indoor long jump record (27'2-3/4")

Historic Event

British Foreign Secretary George Brown resigns after having a drunken row with Prime Minister Harold Wilson

  • Diocese of Rome announces that it "deplored the concept", but wouldn't prohibit rock & roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri

Music History

LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"

  • Uprising in South Yemen
  • US Mint stops buying & selling gold

Famous Birthdays

  • John Tardy, American heavy metalist (Obituary, Slowly We Rot)
  • Jon Schaffer, American guitarist (Iced Earth)
  • Kahimi Karie, Japanese singer
  • Mark McGrath, American rock singer (Sugar Ray - "Every Morning"), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Sabrina [Salerno], Miss Italy (1984)/singer (Boys), born in Genoa, Italy
  • Terje Riis-Johansen, Norwegian politician
1968 Highlights

About March 15, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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