What Happened on March 27, 1968

Historical Events

  • Japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in San Francisco

Historic Event

Suharto officially succeeds Sukarno as president of Indonesia

Famous Birthdays

  • Irina Belova, Russian heptathlete (world record 1992), born in Angarsk, Russia
  • Stacey Kent, American jazz singer (Breakfast On The Morning Tram), born in South Orange, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

Yuri GagarinYuri Gagarin (1934-1968)

Russian cosmonaut and 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1), dies in a Mig-15 plane crash at 34

1968 Highlights

About March 27, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 10 months and 9 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