On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1968

Article: My Lai: America's Village of Shame

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
1968 Highlights

About March 16, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces