On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1968

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

Person of interestDaniel Craig

Daniel Craig, English actor (James Bond films), born in Chester, England

1968 Highlights

About March 2, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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