On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1968

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

Historic Event

Robert F. Kennedy announces presidential campaign

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? 53 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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