On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1968

Historical Events

Music awardsMusic Awards

3rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Glen Campbell and Lynn Anderson win

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti regains world middleweight title with a 15-round points decision over American champion Emile Griffith at Madison Square Garden, NY; last of famous trilogy of fights

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Frazier takes his record to 20-0 and captures vacant world heavyweight boxing title; stops Buster Mathis in 11th round TKO at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Martin Luther King Jr. announces plans for Poor People's Campaign

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Dinky van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star
  • Dionna Harris, softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Giovanni Carrara, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek politician
  • Patsy Kensit, English actress (Lethal Weapon 2, Hanover St), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandre Eugène Cellier, French organist and composer, dies at 84
1968 Highlights

About March 4, 1968

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

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