What Happened on March 4, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and 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 TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

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

  • Brian Hunter, infielder (Seat Mariners, Houston Astros), born in Torrance, California
  • Dinky van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star
  • Dionna Harris, softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Evan Dando, rocker (Lemonheads)
  • Giovanni Carrara, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek politician
  • Patsy Kensit, actress (Lethal Weapon 2, Hanover St), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandre Cellier, composer, dies at 84