On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado
  • My Lai massacre occurs when American soldiers kill ~400 unarmed Vietnamese civilians, in one of the most controversial incidents of the Vietnam War

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Robert F. Kennedy announces presidential campaign

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy

Famous Birthdays

  • Ananya Khare, Indian actress and teacher
  • Jason van Blerk, Australian soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), born in Sydney, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • June Collyer, actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60
  • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian composer, dies at 72