What Happened on March 23, 1968

Historical Events

  • 30th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats North Carolina, 78-55; Bruins back-to-back titles; Lew Alcindor tournament Most Outstanding Player for the 2nd of 3 consecutive years
  • France retains the Five Nations Rugby Championship with an 14-9 win over Wales at the National Stadium, Cardiff; first Grand Slam victory for France

Album Release

Reprise Records releases "Song To A Seagull", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's debut studio album

  • Rev Walter Fauntroy, is 1st non-voting congressional delegate from DC

Famous Birthdays

  • Atul Wassan, cricketer (Indian pace bowler 1989-90)
  • Curtis Mayfield, Canadian CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders, 1996-99), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Damon Albarn, English rock singer-songwriter, and musician (Blur - "Girls & Boys"; "Country House"; Gorillaz - "Clint Eastwood"; "Feels Good, Inc."), born in Whitechapel, London
  • David Maeva, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Fernando Hierro, Spanish footballer
  • Mark Maddox, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • Mike Atherton, cricketer (Lancashire batsman & England captain)
  • Mitch Cullin, American novelist (A Slight Trick of the Mind), born in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Famous Deaths

  • Edwin O'Connor, American writer (The Edge of Sadness - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1962), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 49
1968 Highlights

About March 23, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
  • UK #1 Song: Lady Madonna - The Beatles