On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 19 year-old American Peggy Fleming wins her 3rd consecutive World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Geneva, Switzerland; announces her retirement, turns professional and eventually goes into broadcasting
  • Ice Dance Championship at Geneva won by Towler & Ford of Great Britain
  • Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Belousova & Protopopov of the Soviet Union
  • Men's Figure Skating Champions in Geneva won by Emmerich Danzer of Austria
  • USAF displays Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, biggest plane in the world, with a cargo compartment 37m long
  • USSR launches space probe Zond 4; fails to leave Earth orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Craig, English actor (James Bond films), born in Chester
  • Penny "Stamper" Davis, Carlisle England, Canadian 470 sailor (Olympics 1996)