On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1968

Historical Events

  • "Here's Where I Belong" opens/closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC
  • Greek, Portuguese & Spanish embassies bombed in the Hague

Event of interestEvent of Interest

In a blockbuster trade, Toronto Maple Leafs send future Hockey Hall of Fame left wing Frank Mahovlich to the rival Detroit Red Wings

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich

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Jean Béliveau (Montreal) becomes 2nd NHLer to score 1,000 pts

NHL Legend Jean Béliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Béliveau
  • Pirate station "Radio Caroline" goes off the air when its ships Mi Amigo and Caroline are boarded and seized before the day's broadcasting began

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Leetch, NHL defenseman (Team USA, NY Rangers), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Diann Roffe-Steinrotter, alpine skier (Olympic gold/silver-92), born in Warsaw, New York
  • Scott Radinsky, Simi Valley CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1968 Highlights

About March 3, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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