On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1968

Historical Events

  • Pirate Radio Station Pegaus (NZ) begins transmitting
  • Seattle's AL club is named Pilots

Historic Event

US President Lyndon B. Johnson announces in an address to the nation that he will not seek re-election

  • US President Lyndon B. Johnson authorizes a troop surge in Vietnam, bringing the total number of US soldiers to a peak of 549,500

Famous Birthdays

  • Brett Deubner, American violist, born in San Francisco, California
  • Naoya Ogawa, Japanese professional wrestler

Famous Deaths

  • Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (b. 1885)
1968 Highlights

About March 31, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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